Dr. Craig Wrisberg
Professor of Sport Psychology
and Mental Training Consultant
University of Tennessee (Retired)
“I first met James Wilhoit in the fall of 2002 when he approached me about working on his mental approach to kicking.I knew that James had been an All-American kicker in high school and would likely be assuming the kicking duties at Tennessee the following season. Throughout his red-shirt year, James scheduled weekly sessions with me to identify the focus and emotions he wanted to have whenever he kicked.
We then began putting together a pre-kick routine he could incorporate into his practice sessions. Every time James would attempt a kick he would use the routine. A year later when his opportunity arrived James won the placekicking job, held it for the next four years, and earned both All-SEC and All-American honors during his career.
Over the past 25 years I have worked with hundreds of athletes but few have devoted the time and energy to developing their mental game the way James did. For anyone interested in working with a coach who knows the technical, tactical, AND mental aspects of placekicking I strongly encourage you to contact Coach Wilhoit and plan to spend some time with him.
I assure you that with James’ assistance you will develop the kind of kicking package that will give you the confidence you want to have EVERY TIME you’re called upon to put 3 points on the scoreboard.”