Former NFL quarterback preaches "extreme focus" - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Former NFL quarterback preaches "extreme focus"

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new fitness center in Rancho Bernardo trains athletes from all sports, but its specialty is "extreme focus," taking the athlete to the next level by working on the mental aspects of their given game.

Roger Anthony can do things with a punching bag few others can. He uses his head in more ways than one. He is a coach who preaches extreme focus.

"To teach them the art of getting it from the physical realm to the spiritual realm, which is from the conscious to the subconscious," explains Anthony.

His philosophies are a focal point of the experience at Velocity Performance Center in Rancho Bernardo.

"You can achieve anything, if you learn to control the outer environment by learning to work your brain like you do your muscles," said Dave Austin a Mental Performance Coach.

Part of the team at Velocity, is former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia.

"I don't think people give credit to how large the mental side of the game is," Garcia said.

Garcia coaches athletes of all ages and of all sports. The mental coaching is designed to last beyond an athlete's playing career.

"We're gonna run into adversity in life. How do we respond? Do we cower and run away form it? Or do we meet it head on and accept the challenge," continued Garcia. "We find ways to overcome it. I think that's what we are coaching, right here in this facility."

"There is no limit to human endeavor no matter what your age is," added Anthony. "To show that nothing is impossible when you know who you really are that's what extreme focus is all about."

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     
  • Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:13:11 GMT

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

     

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

     
  • Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

    Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

    Friday, September 21 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-09-21 17:20:47 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-09-22 16:16:32 GMT
    (Iowa) Jail via AP). This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Se...(Iowa) Jail via AP). This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Se...
    Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain. 
    Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.