Sports Performance Coach Rick Saggese encourages everyone to ‘GET ICED’


(March 12, 2022 – Naples, FL) Rick Saggese, owner and founder of TOTD Sports Performance, is encouraging everyone to consider the term GET ICED. His new campaign focuses on a healthier mental state around training, playing and everyday living.

Saggese has been working as a personal performance coach for the past two decades and opened his training facility in 2012 to train students of all ages. His expertise and focus began with baseball but has been expanded to train athletes in all areas of sports.

His new campaign to ‘GET ICED’ has developed from years of observing his students and realizing that mental training is just as important for the overall well-being of a person as physical training, no matter the age.

GET ICED stands for Inhale Confidence, Exhale Doubt. Saggese explains that pressures and expectations in competitive environments change our thoughts and/or emotional aspects within our body such as the heart rate, breathing patterns and the doubt process in the mind. He adds that creating a positive routine to overcome negative thoughts allows you to control these emotions and can be learned and practiced in stressful situations.

“A word becomes a thought and a thought can create an action,” says Saggese. “GET ICED – inhale confidence exhale doubt is about breathing and finding your inner power. Getting in the proper mindset sets you up to allow your habits to play fully rather than your thoughts.  It has to do with the part of the brain called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) which is the mechanism in your brain that helps you make goals a reality.”

Saggese launched the GET ICED campaign with the help of his followers who practice the motto. He encourages visualization and has created several products to help remind people to just breathe, relax and stay focused on the positive.  Saggese is offering his positive visual products to his client and to the community. He encourages and challenges everyone to GET ICED.

Thinking Outside the Diamond (TOTD) is considered a premier sports performance training and fitness facility.  Saggese trains athletes from all sports and specializes in baseball and softball. His training practices consists of general fitness to sport specific acceleration, power and plyometric training.

TOTD is a Blue Zones Project™ recognized organization of the community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Southwest Florida. The principles and initiative to help people live happier and healthier lives coincides with the personal mission and purpose of Saggese and his business.

About Rick Saggese: After a historically successful high school career Saggese went on to be an All-American at the University of Miami. After multiple knee injuries, a professional career wasn’t in the cards for Saggese. Once his playing days were over, he decided to turn his passion for baseball into a coaching career.  He decided to open his own facility and make training athletes his full-time career. He takes pride in providing every athlete with their own individual and unique training experience.

Think Outside The Diamond Sports Performance (TOTD) training facility is located at 5567 Taylor Road, Suite 5, in Naples in 2012.