Master Instructors

Lanny Bassham

Lanny Bassham, founder of Mental Management Systems, is the driving force behind the creation of the mental strategies presented in our personal training, seminars and products. Lanny not only developed the Mental Management System but also used it personally to win 35 medals in international rifle competition for the USA, including 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976. This ranks him third in medal count for the USA among all shooters. Lanny is a member of the USA Shooting Hall of Fame.


Troy Bassham

Troy Bassham, Senior Master Instructor and Director of Junior Development.  Troy is our primary instructor for high school and collegiate athletes.  He works with players ages 13 and up.  Troy has been teaching Mental Management since 1995 and has been working with competitive golfers since 2004.  His main focus is helping players develop mental consistency during play, perform under pressure, build self-image of a winner, and training principles that focus on developing the mind and body at the same time.  Troy’s clients have won local, state and national events using Mental Management.  Troy has worked with hundreds of junior athletes with their mental game developing dozens of National Champions.

Troy used Mental Management himself to win 12 National Championships, set 4 National Records and became the CISM World Champion.  Troy provides one on one, small group and large group training options.


Heather Sumlin

Heather Sumlin, Director of Performance Programs, is a certified instructor in performance and dog sports.

She is a certified instructor of Mental Management to pageant competitors and stage performers including the former Miss Texas, Shilah Phillips, First Runner Up to Miss America and Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton. Heather specializes in Mental Management training for subjective sports and competitive outlets such as pageantry, stage performance, figure skating and gymnastics. She is also our primary mental coach for female dog handlers. She has been a mental coach for 9 years.  As the daughter of Lanny Bassham, the founder of Mental Management she has extensive knowledge of the system and is certified to teach it.  Upbeat, motivating, fun and encouraging, Heather can bring out the best in You!