Testimonials and Acknowledgements
“Marv was associated with me during the 1987-88 season and has kept in touch over the
years. He has great insight for individuals and groups to motivate and succeed as a team.
I’m sure you will appreciate and enjoy his approach.”
Former Head Basketball Coach
University of Missouri
“Marv Fremerman seems to have found what many refuse to acknowledge. That is, there is a substantial correlation between an athlete’s emotional health and physical performance. As a former NFL player and current NFL coach, I have found that the bonds within athletics go much deeper when there is trust and vulnerability. Hopefully, the information contained within these pages will help all of us understand athletic performers in a new way.”
Mike Singletary, NFL Coach
“MIND OVER SPORTS is a type of book that you never read once and put it up. It is a reference for real world-real life experiences. Every group, parents, coaches and athletes can find something to help them deal with life in this book. Every parent should have this on their night stand because they will refer to it often. We have waited too long for something this good to be published.”
B. Elliot Hopkins, Director of Education, National Federation of State High School Associations
“I appreciated the session I had with Marv and I did use some of the things he taught me. I used the visualization technique before my fights and found it to be beneficial and relaxing. Also, the idea that one cannot perform with guilt standing in the way. I have made it a practice ever since his session to deal with any issues that cause guilt before my fights. I agree that this must be done in order for me to do my best, and it was a necessary part of my preparation.”
Tommy Morrison, Former WBO Heavyweight Champion
“A must program for any soccer coach or player. A valuable concept in developing player-coach relationships and team building. If you think winning is all about teaching techniques and tactics, think again and read Marv’s book.”
Jim Sheldon, Former Executive Director, National Soccer Coaches Association of America
“My Olympic-caliber athletes have benefited from Marv’s one-on-one and group unloading sessions. His process seems to clear their heads and allows them to focus on important academic and athletic issues.”
Tom Jones, Former Women’s Head Track Coach, Arizona State University, and Former Women’s Head Track Coach, University of Florida, Gainesville.
“I am writing to inform you of some outstanding work that Marv Fremerman did for Scottsdale Community College. I have been the Head Football Coach at SCC for six years and in the coaching profession for eleven years. Team motivation and cohesiveness are the two most important factors fore a successful team. Both of these areas are of extreme importance to me and are almost sacred ground, areas that coaches seldom let an “outsider” become involved with. In the fall of 1988 Mr., Fremerman convinced me to let him put my football team through a “positive visualization seminar.” I learned more about motivating and uniting people in a positive manner in that two hour seminar than I had in eleven years of college coaching. The ideas that Mr. Fremerman shared with us and the visualization tactics are still being used with my team today. I can recommend Marv Fremerman’s program without any reservation.”
Shane Bates, Former Head Football Coach, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona
“As a basketball player at the University of Missouri – Columbia, I participated along with my teammates in Marv’s program. Specifically, it showed us how to keep externalities and personal problems from affecting our performance on the basketball court. It allowed each of us as individuals to become more focused on things that were important to us while bringing us more together as a team. I highly recommend his program to people of all ages and careers. The principles upon which it is based continue to help me in my everyday life as an attorney. By addressing and dispensing with problems rather than ignoring them I can direct my energies to more positive endeavors”
Devon A. Rolf
My thanks to the following individuals and organizations. Some allowed me to interview them and consented to meet with me so that I might gather material for my program and my books, and others made it possible for me to conduct my training with their teams and athletes.
NFL St. Louis Rams
1999 Rookie School, St. Louis, Missouri
Mike Singletary, Former NFL Player and Head Coach.
Dale Fisher, PGA Professional Golfer and Re-Certification Seminar
Gerald Glass, Marathon Runner
Jay Novacek, Former NFL Player
Professional Bow Hunter and National Television Personality
Former WBO Heavyweight Champion
Former Women’s Head Track Coach, Arizona State University, and Former Women’s Head Track Coach, University of Florida, Gainesville
World-Class 400-meter sprinter and gold medalist in the 4X400 relay, 1996 Olympics, Atlanta
Formerly World’s top-ranked 100-meter runner and world record holder, Kansas City, Kansas
Head Coach of Missouri State University Bears Fast-Pitch Softball Team, Springfield, Missouri
Head Coach of Missouri State University Bears Baseball Team, Springfield, Missouri
Head Coach of Missouri State University Bears Volleyball Team, Springfield, Missouri
Former Head Coach of the Phoenix Cardinals and the University of Alabama Football Teams
Former Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel, Phoenix Suns NBA Basketball Team
Former Head Football Coach, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona
Co-Manager of Mike Tyson, former Heavyweight Champion of the World
Former Trainer, Mike Tyson
Kellen Winslow, Sr.
Former San Diego Charger and member of the NFL Hall of Fame
The late Buck Buchanan
Kansas City Chief and member of the NFL Hall of Fame
Pima Indian Cross Country Runners
Professional Golfer, Mesa, Arizona
Psychologist and Former Consultant to the Oakland Athletics
Peter Cox, Jr.
Former Head Football Coach of NFL Detroit Lions and Arizona State University
Former Head Basketball Coach, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, former major college coach, and US National Junior Team coach
Evangel University Women’s Tennis Team and Head Coach Debbie De Almeida
Collins Assa, father of Jesse (age 10) and Josiah (age 9), two of the top Junior golfers in the state of Missouri.