What do shoes and socks have to do with the mental game?

Here’s an interesting question: When’s the best time to start working with an athlete on their mental game? First thing? In the off-season? Only when there’s a problem?  I heard a great story the other day about legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, that got me thinking about that exact question. No surprise, I suppose, but I ended up with a conclusion that you might not expect. :-) Seriously though, this is actually a very important question, so I do hope you give this one a listen.  And besides, you can’t really lose—even if you don’t agree with my conclusion, it’s still a REALLY good story. :-) Enjoy!