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athletic state of mind was born out of the fact that most young athletes aren't prepared mentally or physically for the journey to college or the world that awaits them after university. We wanted to bring more clarity, confidence and control to their athletic experience. Our goal is well-informed, well-prepared, and more advanced student-athletes.

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athletic state of mind

About Athletic State of Mind

We believe that every student-athlete should learn how to unlock and unleash their hidden potential in sports, academics, and life. Our mission is to empower student-athletes by providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. We are here to guide, support, and motivate student-athletes on their journey to becoming their best selves and helping them maximize every opportunity that's in front of them. 

Our team is passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their goals and we are committed to providing personalized and holistic support to every student-athlete we work with. We believe in the power of hard work, dedication, and mental toughness to help student-athletes reach their full potential.

Our mission is to not only help student-athletes achieve success in their sport and academics, but also to instill the values of leadership, teamwork, and resilience that will serve them well throughout their lives. We are excited to join you on this journey and can't wait to see all that you are capable of achieving!

My personal mission with athletic state of mind is to take all I’ve learned - and continue to learn - to serve up candid conversations, experiential knowledge, and straightforward game plans to empower student-athletes and teams in building the lives of their dreams.

DJ Burns

DJ Burns

Founder & Principal Consultant


"My philosophy for student-athlete success is simple: Your mind and body are your prized possessions and must be both respected and trained." - DJ Burns, M.Ed., Founder of athletic state of mind
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My name is DJ Burns aka "Coach Dee"

DJ leans on his past experiences as an NCAA Division1 and International athlete, coach, and athletic director as well as his educational achievements to guide compelling discussions and to implement strategic game plans with the goal of developing well-informed, well-prepared, and more advanced student-athletes.

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DJ leans on his past experiences as an athlete, coach, and athletic director as well as hi
  • Association for Applied Sports Psychology

  • The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A)

  • M.Ed. Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology - Sports Psychology and Positive Coaching

  • B.Sc. Sports Management

  • Former Athlete/Coach & Athletic Director

  • Former D1 & International Athlete

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