The NSCA describes the ideal performance state as:
1. no fear
2. no performance analysis
3. narrow focus
4. sense of effortlessness
5. personal control
6. distortion of time
Basically the opposite of the average physical therapy session. While this is not expected day one with your patient, our goal should be to discharge the patient with the above characteristics.
Also be mindful of the difference in training and competing. The ideal performance state is ideal for competition, not training. Always make sure your athletes know whether they are training or competing.