December 8, 2016
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology National meeting was a few weeks ago – so for Episode 100 we invited 2 of our favorite sport psychology guys who attended to share with us some lessons learned.
James Leath has been a WYC guest previously in episodes 61, 50 and 31. James’ first interview on the show, WYC Episode 31, was a huge hit and is the #1 downloaded episode all-time on the show.
Will Drumright is a sport psychology coach who has worked with Dr. Rob Bell, providing mental skills and performance psychology training to coaches, athletes, and teams. Will focuses on the high school and middle school athletes. Will is also a professional Ultimate Frisbee player and coaches the local high school Ultimate Frisbee team.
Both guys now work for IMG Academy, one of the world’s premier training schools for athletes in many different sports.
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- Rock-Paper-Scissors-Cheerleader – Great activity to start meetings/practices
How has sport psych work evolved over the past year?
- Looking at the individual not just the athlete
- A move from strategy and X’s and O’s to focus on developing people
- Personality science vs brain science
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