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Developing Young Athletes Network Podcast

Nov 26, 2018

Welcome everyone I am excited to get started because today we will be speaking with two guests who will help us get into the mindset of being an athlete. Most of us spend a large portion of our time on the PHYSICAL preparation needed to compete in sports but there is a MENTAL preparation that we must do in order to reach our goals of developing the champion within. Both of our guests understand the physical AND mental aspects of being athletes, as they have both competed in sports at the highest levels as well as working with athletes on mental performance.

Our first guest has several perspectives of what it takes to compete as a high-level athlete. She won six state individual titles in the sprints in high school and continued to compete as a sprinter at the University of Wisconsin-being a part of the team that won 4 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. She set multiple records in track and field for the Badgers and competed in the NCAA and placed 6th at TAC/USA Indoor Championships at Madison Square Garden. Prior to ending her career in track and field as a sprinter she competed internationally in Germany. She transitioned from being a competitive athlete to becoming a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant. She has worked with national level athletes and helped to create the first Clinical and Sports Psychology center for student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Today she is the Director of Clinical and Sports Psychology at the University of Wisconsin and also has a private practice. She co-authored a book -Mindfulness and Sports Psychology for Athletes with our second guest.

Our second guest played basketball for the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota for four years and was the starting point guard on their 1991 NCAA Championship team. She has a degree in Corporate Fitness Science and Athletic Training and completed her chiropractic degree at the Northwestern College of Chiropractic. She has been in practice for over 20 years and is grounded in the philosophy of mindfulness, balance and human performance.