About Us

About Us

While coaching a youth soccer team, Jeff and Tarik needed to understand how players were perceiving their play during matches. They needed a way into the mind of the athlete and it needed to be millenial friendly!! After developing a sample system and getting valuable information on the athletes, they improved the system and Mind2Skillz was born!

Through the use of technology already familar to the athlete, they are guided through a predetermined set of sport specific questions. They provide a rating on how they performed both mentally and physically. Additionally, the athlete identifies areas for self improvement which helps them become accountable for their own development.

Mind2Skillz is a coach's window into how athletes are perceiving their mental state and performance level during matches. We have found that some athletes perceive themselves as "World Class" but are not yet out of the development stages. Other athletes have lower confidence levels and this will become evident after reviewing the data.

Jeff Wagner

Jeff is the co-founder of Mind2Skillz, a former U.S. Marine who served throughout the world including a tour with 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Jeff has experienced soccer in various countries, to include Chad, Chile, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

Accomplishments:
  • High School Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse player
  • USSF National "D" License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma
  • 5+ years coaching youth soccer at the club level
  • Graduate of the Johns Hopkins University

Tarik Walker

Tarik is the co-founder of Mind2Skillz, an accomplished professional soccer player as well as a coach of professional athletes. Tarik's passion of all things soccer has lead to his successes. Presently, Tarik serves as the President of FC USA and is a firm believer in player development.

Accomplishments:
  • Division 1 player at Virginia Tech (Finished Virginia Tech ranked 2nd in goals)
  • Hall of Fame player with The Baltimore Blast
  • 2 World Cup Caps
  • 15+ years of coaching youth at the club level
  • NSCAA Regional Coaching License
  • 4 years of experience coaching professional players