Integrated Support Team - Holistic Athlete Development

Mental Skills Performance Trainer: Bryan Fader MEd MACP RCT(c) CCPA

As a Registered Sports Performance Counselling Therapist, Bryan addresses all aspects of mental skills training for our athletes. His 14 years of experience as the Director of Mental Skills for Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Athletics as well as managing the student success curriculum and mental health counselling delivery for Dalhousie School of Dentistry, his experience provides the young athletes with a foundation of mental health support, performance anxiety improvement, playoff preparation, team chemistry improvement and more through team sessions and individual coaching. 

Bryan has worked with thousands of athletes across Canada in several sports performance arenas, such as: 

  • Hockey (QMJHL, AAA u18 u16 u15 u13 boys and girls, NHL referees) 

  • Soccer (University, Provincial, and club)

  • Volleyball (University and club) 

  • Jiu-Jitsu (National and local)

  • Golf (Professional and amateur)

Bryan sees the athletes as Kids first and soccer players second with a solution-focused, strength-finding approach that allows all of the athletes to have fun, develop life skills and lastly, improve performance on the soccer pitch. 

Bryan is available for individual sessions with any of the athletes and is covered under most health insurance providers to assist the players in all aspects of life and sports. Bryan is thrilled to belong to the UDFC team. 

Don't hesitate to reach out at or 902-478-4547

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