The athletic and academic advantage for teen athletes


Parents and their competitive teen athletes love to work with Bob Palmer

Here's why...


Training options via Skype with Bob Palmer (for a parent and a teen athlete (ages 12 - 17)

8 - 1-on-1 online training sessions with Bob Palmer

[The SportExcel Zone starting point]

Transforming and empowering the athlete and parent

With the SportExcel Zone Family -Ignition Series, parents and their competitive teen athlete learn to implement the SportExcel High Performance System strategies to achieve and sustain a consistently high level of performance with the Zone. And, because there is no need for the time-consuming task of sharing of personal information, the training process is fast and results come quickly. 

Via Skype, Bob Palmer takes the athlete and their parent through a hands-on, strategy-based experience together where you learn to:

  • Identify and develop a consistent Zone
  • Wire in goals so they drive you powerfully
  • Quickly model and implement elite skills
  • Resolve intimidation
  • Lead by example
  • Forget mistakes and loses easily
  • Supercharge and adrenalize your game

Zone Family - Ignition Series training (8 sessions) includes:

One, No-obligation first Skype training session with Bob Palmer where you learn the Zone (first session in the program)

Seven, 45-minute, hands-on Skype sessions geared to learning to win

Direct contact with Bob Palmer outside of sessions during the training period

Parent support as time permits

Follow-up written, audio and video material via email

Comprehensive PDF program manual

Paperback, eBook or MP3 download of Bob's book - Mind vs Target 


8 - 1-on-1 online training sessions with Bob Palmer

[Prerequiste: Ignition Series[

On-going athlete support and mentorship

Velocity Series gives athletes (and parents) peace of mind by knowing that high performance expert Bob Palmer is as close as the cell phone. As athletes develop and build confidence with the SportExcel System, experience shows that they develop much faster by having periodic reviews of the strategies, timely help to move beyond new challenges and new insights for comp preparation and debriefing.   

Athletes review and learn specific tools that support:

  • All previous Zone training
  • Competition preparation and debriefing
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Communication strategies
  • Leadership and team synergy strategies
  • On-going development via diagnostic evaluation of skills
  • Session-to-session guidance as required

Zone Family - Velocity series training (8 sessions) includes:

Eight, 45-minute training sessions or can be used in as many as 16, 25-minute sessions where you learn and review the tools to support winning

Debriefing at the start of each session

Follow-up written material where required

24/7 direct on-going contact with trainer Bob Palmer (time zone permitting) during and for a short period of time after your training period

Flexible training periods when you need them

Additional strategies that you’ll use for life



10 modules | 63 videos

$147 USD

Learn together online

SportExcel's online video course is the same great SportExcel system as our 1-on-1 Ignition Series, but in a self-paced video format

ZoneQuest teaches you (parent and teen athlete) the steps for building consistency, resiliency, focus, and fun in your sport. You bring your Zone to life—and then learn how to sustain it with the same effective, powerful, and practical tools that elite athletes use to win.

You'll receive ten modules with 63 videos filled with powerful new tools. This gives your athlete the opportunity to practice the strategies after each module.

ZoneQuest Online includes one year of access to:

  • Ten modules with more than 63 videos, personally and dynamically created by Bob Palmer, that take you through the SportExcel System in the same way he does for his 1-on-1 clients—step by step. 
  • Written material covering each module that supports the videos in the module.
  • Bonus: Access to the SportExcel Zone Online Community Forum
  • Bonus: Bob's book - Mind vs Target - MP3 download (yours to keep forever)

Learn Bob Palmer's Zone performance strategies

For consistency, resiliency, awareness, focus, fun and winning in your sport

Zone Family - Ignition Series Training teaches family members (one parent and one athlete aged 12 to 17) to apply a consistent and powerful Zone to sport, school and work. 

SportExcel’s Zone strategies empower parents to bring out the joy, excitement and skill of their children in sport, at home and in school, while learning the same tools at different levels of understanding. Limited to one parent and one young athlete, parents learn how to get into the Zone alongside their young athlete in order to support their mutual high-performance journey.

As the parent’s high-performance effectiveness grows, so does the athlete’s accelerated development. The parent stops being the spectator who is often caught up in the emotional drama of trying to help their young athlete avoid the pain of defeat, and instead, learns to be a powerful “Zone” leader whom the young athlete can turn to and rely on at any time.

In this process, the parent is empowered to become a problem solver, decision maker, leader and role model for the child to emulate—in powerful and often unspoken ways. Youth athletes and parents soon thrive on the relationship. Test-drive the first session of our Ignition Series Family training - no-obligation.


"Bob is my favorite trainer yet - the information and knowledge that he shared with us about getting into and staying in the Zone was awesome...He knew what he was talking about and knows how and why it works! "


Meet your Zone trainer - Bob Palmer, BES, BEd

SportExcel Founder and CEO | High-performance Trainer | Mentor | Coach

Stoked…cool…awesome…unfair advantage…it gives me the…a secret

Athletes and parents love to work with Bob.  His training is fun and doesn't require sharing of personal information or problems.

Bob has worked with all levels of athletes - from amateur and competitive right up to professional and Olympian. As athletes tell us - Bob really knows his stuff! Some athletes call him a mentor, others call him their troubleshooter or strategist and others just say that he is cool and gets them stoked!

The bottom line is that Bob gets results!

Want more information on how you can train together with your teen athlete and what you will both learn? We'd be happy to speak with you and introduce you to the SportExcel high-performance System through our no-obligation training session, which is the first session of our eight-session Ignition Series program.



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SportExcel has been delivering Zone performance training for athletes and coaches from around the world for 25 years

SportExcel athletes dominate!

SportExcel athletes have won virtually everything there is to win... State, Provincial, National, World Championships, World Cups and multiple Olympic gold medals in different sports. In a recent national competition, three-quarters of the podium spots were won by athletes using the SportExcel Zone performance system


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Test-drive the first session  

Test-drive the SportExcel high-performance System with a no-obligation, 45-minute first training session of our 1-on-1 Skype training series.