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Zone Athlete


Game-changing Zone performance training for dominating in your sport


Meet your Zone performance trainer - Bob Palmer, BES, BEd

Here's how SportExcel Zone performance training can change your game in just eight weeks


"This is the revolutionary aspect of Bob's program. It helps you change your mind, and your physiology by using the Zone experience as the central focus of your everyday activities."

Professional Ironman / Triathlon, former European Champion and 1st place - Ironman Brazil 2014, Owner - Mercury Rising Triathlon

The SportExcel Zone formula is used by thousands of athletes around the world for winning in their sport

Ever dream of turning on a switch on your mental game and instantly being in your Zone and performing in your sport with passion, excitement and skill every time?

Intuitively you know the mental game should be this easy, because, like most of us, you have experienced moments of the Zone in your game.

No thoughts, no self-talk and no affirmations—and certainly no assessments.

At SportExcel, we have codified the Zone. Our proven Zone formula, used by thousands of athletes from around the world to win in their sport, is innovative and cutting-edge, where you learn the most powerful tools in the high-performance world to empower you and shape your game for success.

This is an educational and ecological approach to high-performancenot psychology.

SportExcel's Zone performance training program is a systems-based formula that every successful, high-level athlete figured out—but some of us missed. Not anymore. Now you can have it as well. Turn on the Zone switch and perform!


The Zone training system used by champions

1-on-1 training and mentorship

Learn the Zone strategies of champions and be empowered in your game with joy, excitement and skill every time. This is our 1-on-1 coaching with high-performance Zone expert, Bob Palmer where you will receive personal training, support and mentorship to learn how to turn on the Zone switch and perform!


Learn how to become your own expert

With SportExcel's Zone training, you will be one of the few who understands the Zone and can sustain it for a whole competition.  You’ll learn SportExcel’s Zone formula for creating skillful consistency, removing distractions, building incredible focus, developing resilience, learning new skills quickly and taking leadership. And not only will you learn to use your Zone to win, but you’ll have a lot more fun in the process. 


For competitive athletes at all levels

The SportExcel formula has been taught by Bob for more than 25 years and some of the world's best athletes have benefited from his training. Whether you are a competitive amateur, professional or Olympic athlete, book our no-obligation, intro session and achieve the first step to learn how to win—the Zone.


1-on-1 Zone athlete training courses with Bob Palmer via Skype

Ignition Series | Momentum Series | Velocity Series

8 Skype training sessions

$1097 CAD

The SportExcel Zone starting point | Learn the Zone as your sport foundation | Canadian tax additional

Transforming and empowering the athlete

With the SportExcel Ignition Series, participants learn to implement the SportExcel Zone 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 or issues, the training process is fast and results come quickly. 

Via Skype, Bob Palmer takes athletes through a hands-on, strategy-based experience 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 losses easily
  • Supercharge and adrenalize your game

The eight-session Ignition Series training includes:

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

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

Follow-up written, audio and video material via email

Comprehensive PDF program manual

Paperback or eBook of Bob's book - A Mind to Win


8 Skype training sessions

$1097 CAD

[Pre-requisite: Ignition Series, and must be 18 years or older as this program is geared for those in college or the workforce who are destined for the top of the leaderboard] | Canadian tax additional

Transforming your ability to lead yourself and empower teammates

With the SportExcel Momentum Series, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills for your game, school, and/or career, manage the complexity of your life, and learn how to create a subconscious framework for organizing tasks for a high level of focus in all activities.

Specific strategies will teach you to:

  • Develop a personal, persuasive leadership Zone
  • Apply powerful tools to create resiliency
  • Utilize specific subconscious approaches for multi-tasking, organization and time management
  • Develop and reinforce powerful outcomes
  • Influence change in sport, school, work and personal life
  • Build strategic long-term approaches to leadership
  • Dramatically speed up skill acquisition

The eight-session Momentum Series training builds on what was learned in the Ignition Series and includes: 

Eight - 45-minute Skype training sessions providing advanced Zone leadership strategies for transforming team relationships through powerful communication and motivational strategies, and for organizing all areas of your life through a unique subconscious process, and other powerful tools   

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

Follow-up written, audio and video material via email

Comprehensive PDF program manual


8 Skype training sessions

$1097 CAD

Prerequisite: Ignition Series | Ideal for strategy reinforcement and ongoing mentorship in athletics and academics | Canadian tax additional

Ongoing athlete support and mentorship

Velocity Series gives athletes 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 competition preparation and debriefing.   

Athletes will 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

The eight-session Velocity Series training includes:

Eight - 45-minute Skype training sessions, or as many as 16, 25-minute sessions where you will learn and review the tools to support winning

Debriefing at the start of each session

Follow-up written material where required

Direct ongoing 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 most

Additional strategies that you’ll use for life



"Experiencing Bob's presence radiates and shines through the screen through each session. This gave me the reboot and kickstart into my education and career path that I needed. "

Performer and songwriter | Former professional snowboarder (Burton) retired

Meet your Zone expert - Bob Palmer

SportExcel Founder | CEO | High-Performance Expert | Mentor of Champions


I created SportExcel 25 years ago because I discovered a better way to help athletes create more mental consistency, focus, awareness, resiliency, enjoyment and winning in their sport. I unlocked the code of the successful athlete’s mind—the code of the Zone—so that anyone can use my formula for the Zone like a pro. And, after working with thousands of athletes in more than 30 different sports, at all levels of expertise, their success in competition is the proof that the formula works.

SportExcel teaches you to quickly ignite the Zone in order to move forward in your game—dramatically. SportExcel offers high-performance training for today’s modern athlete. No assessments, no discussion about your sport or life problems, just a straightforward, proven training formula to get you the Zone for winning results.


Other training options for your high-performance game

Click below to find out more about our clinics and 1-on-1 training for parents/teens, and leaders

Some of SportExcel's past and current clients

Time to take leadership of your sport?

Test-drive the SportExcel Zone performance System with a 45-minute, no-obligation first training session of our eight-week program

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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.