According to a statement from his company Limitless Minds, sports psychologist Trevor Moward, who has worked with professional athletes such as quarterback Russell Wilson and pitcher Marcus Stromman Moawad, has passed away. The reason is cancer Moawad has been battling cancer for the past two years. That year he was 48 years old.
“Tref is known as one of the leading strategic consultants and psychological conditioning coaches for elite athletes, teams and organizations,” Limitless Minds said in a statement. “But he is not just that. He is a dazzling light that has affected people around the world, changed the lives of many people and helped people reach heights they never thought they had before.”
“He is a great writer, a powerful and fascinating speaker, an elite thinker and a loyal friend. Trevor’s legacy will be passed down from generation to generation.”
He is a beloved mental training coach who has trained college and professional athletes. He co-founded Unlimited Minds in 2018 with 8-time professional bowler Wilson. Moawad’s book “It Takes What It Takes” was released last year (co-authored with Andy Staples of The Athletic).
“Today my heart aches … I will miss you forever,” Wilson wrote on Twitter Thursday morning.
“It hurts,” Stromman wrote on Twitter. “Thank you so much for working with (Moawad) and making friends. A legend in the game. Thank you for helping me clear my mind through many dark moments!”
What is Trevor’s main message?
Andy Staples, Senior Writer: I helped Trevor write “It Takes What It Takes” and earlier this year we completed the manuscript for the second book called “Getting To Neutral.”
Trevor believes that proper brain training can allow athletes to give themselves a progressive advantage, which can be the difference between winning and losing. While working with athletes like Wilson and football teams from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, he developed his core beliefs: neutral thinking, illusion of choice, and elimination of negative influences.
After a while, he realized that it is not necessary to be an elite athlete of those concepts to help improve his life. He believes that as long as we have the right mindset, we can handle anything. I did my best to stay neutral today because this is what Trevor wanted.
How was his relationship with Wilson?
Seahawks Writer Michael-Sean Dugal: Trevor helped create and strengthen Wilson’s greatest asset – his mind. The two made a connection when Wilson was training for the 2012 NFL Draft and formed a connection between two people with similar psychological processes, who believed in the power of inspiration and affirmation at a young age.
They train together. Together they screened a miniseries on television. In the best comeback of Wilson’s career, you can hear Trevor teach (neutral thinking, talking to himself) on the sidelines to help Wilson lead Seattle to the Super Bowl for the second time in a row in January 2015. Trevor’s influence in Wilson it is difficult to quantify, but it certainly has an important influence.