MBS Performance Counseling

mbs performance counseling

Achieve your soccer goals at MBS with our Perform with Purpose mental skills program! MBS and Potomac Soccer have created an exciting partnership to work with individual players, teams, and families to develop a mindset geared towards developing the whole player. Our Athletic Performance Counseling uses a combination of the latest neuroscience research, behavioral assessments, and proven techniques to help athletes reduce distractions and focus their efforts on achieving their goals. 

Who are we?

MBS Performance Counseling works with athletes that range from middle school-aged to professional players. Our owner, Ryan Defibaugh, is a former collegiate soccer player, former Potomac player, and coach, as well as former Division I coach for both Penn State University (Men) and Mount St. Mary’s University (Women). Through his coaching and recruiting experiences he noticed specific mindsets that flourished at the higher levels. From here, Ryan developed the Perform with Purpose model to introduce, teach, and apply these same mindset skills to athletes of all ages. Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC) as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). 

Our lessons and strategies not only work on the field, but can also be applied in the classroom and in our everyday lives to promote confidence, empowerment, and enjoyment. 


Is MBS Performance Counseling for you?

Our Perform with Purpose program is for everyone. Developing mental toughness is a skillset we can all use, just like developing our technical and physical skills. Too often, we wait for something to be wrong and then react. Our program is specifically designed to be proactive, so you have the skills in place to use them when needed! 

  • Do you have a specific mental preparation approach to practices and games? 
  • Are you aware of specific emotions that lead to your best performances?  
  • Have you created your Performance Persona? 
  • Do mistakes create negative responses in your play? 
  • Do you feel so nervous for games that you end up not playing to your best level? 
  • Do you train your mental and emotional skills just like your physical skills? 


Our Services


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Contact Us:

 MBS Performance Counseling, LLC 

Phone:  301-867-6577 

Email: rdefibaugh@mbsperformancecounseling.com 

Web: www.mbsperformancecounseling.com 

Find us on Social: 

Facebook: mbscounselingllc 

Instagram: mbsperformancecounseling 

Twitter: @counselingmbs 


Interested to join?

Please fill out the form below to join us for a free training session with a PSA team.

Spring And Summer Programs Now Open!

Our club is excited to announce our full slate of programs this winter to help players prepare for the spring and summer seasons!

Futsal Clinics (U9-U14) 

 Brit-Am Academy’s Player Development League (Grades K-3) 

Tryout Pages (Boys or Girls)

Spring Break Camp 

 Summer Camp

HS Prep Camp