25th Anniversary! WooHoo!

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology is meeting this week in Providence, Rhode Island – and it will prove to be a benchmark meeting for several reasons.  The best and the brightest will be featuring their work in what will perhaps be the highest profile meeting of its type in recent years. Division 47 of the American Psychological Association is a fair representation of the evolving work in the field, but no meeting in the world holds a candle to AASP.

All the past presidents of the organization will be in attendance, and the meeting promises to  recount the emerging development of both the organization and the specialized fields of work it represents.  Keynote addresses, symposia and workshops will be offered from leaders in performance enhancement, coaching education, health and rehabilitative psychology, and sociological aspects of sport and exercise psychology.  Stay tuned as I report on the highlights of each day.

So far, my education has included a coaching workshop and a case study of Pat – and inconsistent performer who practices and plays like an all-star one day – and – tanks the next.  One of the key points of discussion hinged on whether Pat was a male or female athlete.  The differences in coaching strategies and tactics were noteworthy.  Saturday Night Live is back!

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