PJS Talks with Dr. Lee Hancock on Mental Skills Training for Youth Coaches & Athletes

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by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Lee Hancock

Lee Hancock is Chair of the Kinesiology Master’s Program at California State University – Dominguez Hills.  He is a former college and semi-professional soccer player and Founding Director of DevelopMental Solutions – a consulting group working with athletes, parents, coaches and organizations.  While earning his PhD at ASU, Dr. Hancock worked for the Office of Youth Preparation.  The OYP focused on academic, athletic and personal preparation strategies for young students and athletes.  Hancock even developed an SAT prep course to better help athlete’s understand how to maximize their performance on the exam.  He also taught programs to help them better represent their strengths in the application process.

Hancock is an experienced coach and currently consults with multiple athletes, sport teams and youth organizations both locally, nationally and internationally.  In this interview, Hancock provides some valuable tools to help our listeners understand the process of teaching mental skills to youth sports participants competing in different sports.  Using a four phase model and emphasizing quality over quantity, Hancock got great results from the teams that he worked with.  Finally, he offers up key guidelines for which mental skills are likely to be most helpful, and how best to implement them in training both coaches and athletes in youth sports.  Thanks Lee for the great input!

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Lee Hancock – Mental Skills Training for Youth Coaches

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