Mental Skills Programming with the Chicago Cubs
Joshua Lifrak is the Director of the Mental Skills Program for the Chicago Cubs. He has been in this role since 2014 and currently has a staff of 5 members. He is in charge of making sure the members of the Chicago Cubs reach their full potential – both as players and as a people.
Prior to joining the Cubs Josh was at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, where he spent the last 10 years building mental skills training programs. While at IMG, Josh worked with the baseball, basketball, tennis and track and field programs and developed mental conditioning workshops for coaches and mental conditioning practitioners. In addition, Josh has worked with MLB players, NBA and NFL draft picks, the US Soccer U-17 Men’s National Team and many college programs, including the Florida St. football and basketball teams, the University of Alabama football team and the USC football and tennis teams. Josh earned a BA in Sociology from University of Rhode Island and a Masters in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College.