Own the Zone. Own the Game.

High performance training for athletes, coaches, and leaders

  Learn the science of winning with the most powerful high-performance tools in sport


SportExcel CEO Bob Palmer is a high performance expert, author, the founder of the SportExcel System and 4th degree black belt in karate.  Since 1994 he has been creating innovative ways to help athletes, coaches and sport leaders achieve their dreams.  His system makes winning a lot of fun, easier to achieve and repeatable for all ages. 

Working in over 30 different sports, six continents and all age and athletic levels

Bob's SportExcel System has been embraced by a wide range of sports including the clay target sports, surfing, snowboarding, figure skating, triathlon and golf as well as the team sports of football, hockey, baseball and soccer.  It has ignited the passion, joy and skillfulness of thousands of athletes, coaches and leaders in numerous sports, and many have achieved podium success in the Olympic, Commonwealth Pan Am, and X Games, as well as in many developmental, collegiate and recreational sports.    

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His Olympians and pros rave about his six-step system for training and will often speak with Bob the night before performances to fine-tune their performance.  With twenty years of experience under his belt, Bob can shift almost any athlete’s performance to the Zone in less than two hours for extraordinary results. Even athletes reading his book send Bob emails detailing that the system works as a result of simply following the steps!

With this kind of reputation, other professionals such as business and sport CEO's, singers and entertainers seek Bob out for his guidance, problem solving and insights.


Published author and worldwide trainer via Skype

Bob is the author of two books: Mind vs Target and a Mind to Win, “clinics in a book” that initiate the Zone, build leadership and ensure on-going high performance.  He also writes on high performance and leadership for North American magazine and newsletters.  Bob travels widely conducting clinics for teams and organizations.  And he has also pioneered the use of Skype for reaching out to the world.   

Former karate national competitor and volunteer
A former national karate champion and 4th degree black belt, Palmer is a member of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Association where he currently holds a voluntary position as High Performance Trainer for the Shintani Wado Kai Karate national team.  He has previously served as the Chairman of the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame, on the board of Big Brothers and as a volunteer with the YMCA.

Bob holds a degree in Education from Brock University, a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master Practitioner level in neuro-linguistic training.  
SportExcel is pleased to be associated with exceptional companies from around the world.  They embody the SportExcel philosophy of high performance excellence.
Interested in finding out how Bob's high performance system can revolutionize your sport or business? 

Professional Surfer, ASP Women's World Championship Tour
"As a professional surfer you can lose your focus at a competition because of distractions from sponsors, spectators, weather, etc.  Bob helped me to stay focused and aggressive on every wave."

Certified Level 3 NSSA Instructor, 14-time world-champion; Owner - Giambrone Shooting Clinics

"Since working with Bob late last year, not only have we made an improvement to my mental game but I also have a much better understanding of the feel of the Zone."


High Performance Director, Snowboard Canada 

"As a High Performance Director of a National Sports Organization, like any elite athlete or businessman, I need to be in the Zone; I need to be at my best.  Bob's program helped me in all aspects of my work and my game and I use his system on a daily basis."


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