About Us


Ben Carnes

MTP Owner

Ben has been a teacher and coach for 13 years.  He has his MEd with a specialization in athletic coaching, a program which covered topics ranging from sports psych to anatomy and biomechanics.  Ben Carnes is not a psychologist and does not work with athletes who have diagnosable disorders, instead his focus is on helping athletes take what science can tell us about how our brains and bodies respond to pressure situations to develop tools that will help them perform better on the field, court, course, diamond, track, etc.  Coach Carnes does not provide therapy or counseling.  His focus is on giving elite athletes tools they can use and put into practice to deal with things like stress, anxiety, pressure, motivation, etc. before they become a problem that requires the services of a doctor or psychologist.

Ben has played and coached a wide variety of sports and has experienced first-hand the struggles and frustrations that come along with struggles in the mental side of sports, as well as the joy that comes along with overcoming these obstacles and just getting back to performing at your best. Coach Carnes has worked with teams and athletes stretching from little league football to professional baseball.  If you have questions for Coach Carnes or about the program Ben can be reached by email at ben@mentaltrainingplan.com