Sports Psychologist Workshop

Archway hosted a Sports Psychologist Workshop on Saturday, January 16, 2010 here from 9am – 11am.

Dr. David B. Coppel, Ph.D. is a respected clinical psychologist, neurophysiologist, and sports psychologist. He is a professor at the University of Washington and over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Coppel specializes in sports psychology (or performance psychology), through research, teaching classes, and conducting workshops for athletes and performers. He provides consultation for athletes, performers, teams, and coaches at the amateur, collegiate, Olympic, and professional competitive levels.

He contributed to the book Sport Psychology Interventions by writing Chapter 8/Relationship Issues in Sport: A Marital Therapy Model.

He spoke to the older riders first.  It was a packed room,  with many present to learn some techniques to help their riders too.

We then broke for a few minutes and the younger riders came in for their session.  It was a bit shorter but packed with tools for the psychology of the sport nonetheless.

Everyone came away with new observations, insight and tools to help them overcome their nerves and inability to keep the focus during critical performance peaks.

It was a successful and informative day. Watch the blog for dates of additional upcoming events here at Archway.