This year’s NCAA Division I Final Four for Men’s Basketball was of special significance of Icebox Athlete President Spencer Wood. In addition to receiving an invitation to address this year’s coaches on “Post-season Mental Toughness,” his focus was also on one other very important component of the Final Four – the VCU Men’s Basketball team. The VCU Rams were on of the teams that Wood had worked with that year and their journey through the NCAA tourney had been one of the great Cinderella stories of recent years. “I was so happy for Shaka (VCU’s coach), his staff and his guys” Wood commented. “Of course” Wood continued with a smile “Selfishly, it always helps to speaking on mental toughness at the Final Four and then have one of your team’s trail blaze a path through the tournament with a bracket busting level of mental toughness and make it to the Final Four. I think the fact that this team was a “Mid-Major” that few picked to even make the NCAA tournament made it all the more special.”
Wood was asked to present twice and covered topics that spanned defining mental toughness, keys to performance consistency, pressure performance, and creating a mental skills and toughness training plan of action throughout the season.