About Mario

Mario Soto is a Sport Psychology Consultant with an extensive background in performance sports such as basketball, baseball, martial arts (3rd degree in Shaolin Kempo Karate) as well as being a professional working actor for ten years earning his union status in all three guilds (SAG, AEA, and AFTRA).  He has coached, played, or worked at the youth, high school and collegiate level (locally & internationally) and holds a master’s degree in Sport & Performance Psychology Consulting from California State University Fullerton under the tutelage of the some of the most well respected Sport Psychology consultants in the world – Dr. Ken Ravizza, Dr. Traci Statler, Dr. Andrea Becker, and Dr. Len Wiersma.

Mario Soto has worked with a multitude of teams, athletes, coaches, and artists (musicians and actors) at the amateur, olympic and professional levels assisting them in dealing with stage fright, stress reduction, self-doubt and low esteem, improving performance routines (pre/present/post), goal setting, mental toughness, focus, imagery and visualization, motivation, confidence, dealing with pressure, over/under arousal, team dynamics, cohesion and helping foster culture change.

The diversity of people Mario has worked with have included actors and musicians, top boxers from Freddy Roach’s world famous Wild Card gym, Mixed Martial Arts fighters, Olympic and collegiate athletes as well as local high school and club teams in the disciplines of soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, equestrian riding (jumper, hunter, dressage, & barrel racing) softball, track and field, cross country, swimming, tennis, sailing, wrestling, rugby and lacrosse.

He has lectured and consulted around the country on topics like “Being a great sports parent”,  “How to coach and relate to today’s athlete”, and “Turning yourself into an elite performer” and held seminars on improving one’s performance in the workplace for sports officials and businesses.   His practice is headquartered in Southern California, but he travels extensively working to educate, empower, and inspire those who wish to seek an edge by unlocking their potential.

“Anyone can benefit from getting out of their own way.  We’re just a bit overwhelmed by life’s distractions, the misperceptions of pressure and sometimes the inability of letting go of our past mistakes.  It’s my hope to provide people with the tools and confidence to believe in themselves, create realistic expectations, and develop the discipline to stay on their journey towards excellence.” – Coach Mario

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11 hours ago

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Golf instructor extraordinaire and dear friend @krisbrowngolf is about to realize a dream come true. On Saturday, Sept 28 he will be officially opening his full-service golf performance center in Hermosa Beach, CA. If you want to take your golf to another level and break those barriers (mental, physical, with defined growth tracking) Come check it out and see what he has and why I’m supporting it. @ Hermosa Beach, California ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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“There are no parades for mediocrity”. This young man came up to me after a workshop to thank me and then shared his personal story. As a teen, he developed type 1 diabetes and in spite of having his body linked to a monitor and insulin delivery system he still works each day to pursue his love and dream of being a high school and eventual college player. #mindset #mariosportsdoc #baseball #sports #mentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Good luck to all the medal finalists in town and across the country competing this weekend. My phone is fully charged and I will be around in case someone pulls the proverbial fire alarm to scream for help. #mindset #mentaltoughness ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Female mma fighter who speaks openly about her Autism and uses this platform to show others what’s possible. I’m a fan as much as I am privileged to work with her. You go girl!Happy to announce I'm officially signed to @invictafc It's been a long road to get here and I want to thank all my friends, fans, sponsors, my family, and my team here @syndicatemma for helping me reach this point. I hope to make you guys proud as I look forward to fighting under the Invicta banner in the future 🦖🙏❤ #syndicatemma #southpawoutlaw #Reenzilla #mma #invictafc ... See MoreSee Less

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