"Jenna was the heart of the reason I finished my senior swim year. I found out in early October that I had a tear in my left labrum in my hip. This wasn't easy to digest being that I was a senior. My mental status was so low that I wasn't sure if I could finish my season. I went to Jenna for the last 4 weeks of my swim season and she helped drastically! We worked on staying positive and not think about the past or the future but to focus on the present. Those two ideas I really took away from our sessions which helped me in punching my final ticket to state for the 4th consecutive year. I HIGH, HIGHLY recommend Jenna! She was amazing!"
Giulia BricklHigh School Swimmer
"I have had the opportunity to have Jenna work with a set of coaches and student leaders at Sauk Prairie High School and her passion for creating an engaging, informative and relatable experience are extremely important for our coaches and students. Jenns is prepared, hits relevant topics and makes sure to connect with her audience right off the bat. Each experience we have had Jenna with us the group she spoke too enjoyed her session and have expressed interest in having her to continue to work with us. I would highly recommend having Jenna work with your team/group!"
Joshua BoyerActivities Director | Sauk Prairie High School
"Jenna had a tremendous session with our team on overcoming adversity and playing in the “present." She gave us valuable and easy tools that allowed us to regain our mental focus during challenging times on the court. Jenna allowed us to play free. Her guidance made a difference for our players and catapulted our team into an important winning streak during conference play. Our team enjoyed her training so much, and they wanted MORE. We have already scheduled Jenna to return next fall."
Karen MiddletonHead Women's Basketball Coach | University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
"Jenna was a great support for me and the players on the team. The girls always looked forward to the team sessions she conducted! The content she delivered was very specific and applicable to tennis, so I and the girls were able to apply it on the court! The energy and motivation she brought were contagious and she always managed to make everyone feel better! She was a huge part of the team's success and we were definitely lucky to have her!"
Sofia Espana-PerezFormer Head Tennis Coach | Minnesota State University, Mankato
"Jenna helped me develop my mental abilities and took my performance on the track to a level I never thought I would achieve. She worked hard with me to improve my performance through goal-setting, reflection, and imagery. I had very little understanding of these concepts and now because of her I use them before each meet and hard practice. She truly took the time to get me to the next level of competition."
Amelia KjosTrack and Field Athlete | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Jenna joined the Leadership Development staff at IMG Academy for the summer of 2017. She added value from the moment she arrived. While observing her first few sessions with athletes, I found myself getting lost in her stories and being inspired by her energy. She went out of her way to remember kid's names and to meet staff outside of the department. By the end of the summer, she had solidified herself as part of the team and was contributing to the curriculum. Any team that gets to work with Jenna will be better for it. We were very sad to see her go but extremely happy she was with us for the summer. If you have any doubts about working with her, contact me. Jenna is great at what she does."
James LeathFormer Head of Leadership Development | IMG Academy
M.A., Sport and Exercise Psychology, CMPC
Jenna Fuchs is the founder of The Mental Clutch based out of Prairie Du Sac, WI. She is originally from Minnesota where she was a three-sport athlete competing in soccer, dance line, and track and field. Jenna received her BS in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where she also competed in Track and Field. Specializing in the open 400 meters and the 4×400 meter relay she earned 8 All-American awards and 5 National Championship titles. After graduating she remained with the team as the assistant sprint and relay coach before continuing her education at Minnesota State University, Mankato. After learning about mental skills and how valuable they are to performance, she challenged herself to run her first marathon using the mindfulness, positive self-talk, and imagery techniques that she teaches others. She received her MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology and after graduation worked at IMG Academy as a leadership and character development coach. Jenna is passionate about teaching mental skills to athletes and performers and teaching them how to transition the skills learned in sports into life skills.
“I have learned first hand how your thoughts and fears can negatively impact your performance from my years competing in track and field. What I have learned and teach others I also practice myself because of the value that I believe it holds. I believe that through mental training anyone can improve their mental game if they trust the training, are committed to the sessions, and continue to practice the skills they are taught. Contact me today and I will be thrilled to chat with you about how mental training can make a positive impact on you!”
- Med City Marathon, 2019
- Midwestern Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference, 2019
- National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2019
- ToP Network National Gathering, 2019
- Online virtual conference Inspire Coach Education, 2018
- Minnesota Track and Field Coaches Association Clinic (MNTFCA), 2018
- Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), 2014