Quincy Davis, M.Ed.

Quincy Davis

Hello! My name is Quincy Davis and I am a Sport Mindset Coach here at Sterling Sport Mindset. 

You have probably heard the popular quote “sports are 90% mental and 10% physical”, however, if you think about it, sport and performance is 100% mental, because our thoughts influence our actions. It is not uncommon for athletes across different ages, levels, and settings to face psychological adversity. Take into consideration your own athletic career and times where you may have gotten nervous before a game or lost focus during a critical moment. As a Sport Mindset Coach I am able to assist athletes, teams, coaches, and parents by educating and equipping them with the mental skills to overcome mental obstacles that they experience during practice or competition by enhancing their performance and allowing them to reach their full potential.  My goal as a sport mindset coach is to work collaboratively with athletes and their support system to identify specific performance needs and goals, and through evidenced-based approaches, provide mental skills training on topics such as goal setting, motivation, emotional regulation, and focus to help athletes develop “go-to” techniques that allow for them to perform consistently and confidently. 

I have always had a strong passion for sports, and was fortunate to play basketball at the collegiate level. As a college athlete, like many, I put a lot of time and energy into the physical preparation of the game and certainly not enough into the mental preparation. I understand that there are a countless amount of highs and lows that one can experience within performance and throughout an athletic career. However, oftentimes our lows can last a lot longer than we would like, whether it be struggling to move past a mistake, searching for motivation in the middle of a long season, struggling with self-confidence, transferring skills from practice to competition or managing pre-game emotions, athletes from all levels (youth to professional) are capable of encountering mental performance obstacles. 

 Everyone’s athletic experience is different, we all have our own story, and the same is true for the mental obstacles that arise. Mental obstacles are going to look and feel different for everyone, and I am here to help YOU develop the mental skills that will not only be applicable to sport, but also that can be practiced in everyday life. SO LET’S GET STARTED DEVELOPING YOUR MENTAL GAME!! 

I look forward to meeting you and taking the next steps that will help you accomplish your goals. 

A little more about me…

I am originally from Colorado Springs, CO, but currently live in Minneapolis, MN with my wife, Caitlin and 2-year-old daughter, Emery. We are expecting another baby girl here very soon, so I will be outnumbered, but there’s nothing I enjoy more than being a girl dad. I attended Presentation College, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I then went on to receive a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Northern State University. I am currently in my third and final year at the University of Western States completing my doctorate degree in Sport and Performance Psychology and working towards obtaining CMPC certification. I have professional experience as a high school counselor and assistant girls’ basketball coach. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball in competitive adult leagues, strength training, anything outdoors (when it’s not below 0 degrees), and watching sports! 

I look forward to embarking on the journey of improving your mental skills together. Schedule an initial consultation with our intake coordinator, Kelsey. Make sure to mention me!