Athletes who are under the age of 10 years old may not benefit from SPMI services. This is because the thought process of a child may not be at the developmental stage needed to maximize SPMI’s services. If you have a child who is under the age of 10 he or she will be evaluated to see if they are eligible for mental training. Also, athletes who are injured to the point where they cannot train in their sport for long periods of time may not benefit from SPMI. This is because athletes must practice the mental techniques learned consistently so that their progress can be effectively monitored. In addition, athletes who are able to train have the advantage of mastering their customized mental program so that it becomes a natural part of their performance.