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Duke professor of sports psychology to speak at AAHS tonight

Alexandria student athletes, coaches and parents will soon have the opportunity to hear from an expert in sports psychology through a workshop on August 7 at Alexandria Area High School.

Alexandria student athletes, coaches and parents will soon have the opportunity to hear from an expert in sports psychology through a workshop on August 7 at Alexandria Area High School.

Gregory A. Dale, the director of Sports Psychology and Leadership Programs at Duke University and a professor of sport psychology and sport ethics at the school, will be speaking in a workshop on the subject in the AAHS Performing Arts Center. The workshop will begin with a session for coaches from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by one for student athletes from 1 to 3 p.m. and finally a parents’ session beginning at 7 p.m.

In Dale’s work as a professor, he teaches and conducts research in the areas of sports psychology and ethics, and as a consultant in the field he helps coaches and athletes develop systematic approaches to the mental aspects of performance. Dale’s work goes beyond Duke University, as he consults professional athletes and coaches in multiple sports. He has written four books on sports psychology, and Dale has appeared on Good Morning America, ESPN, MSNBC, Court TV and numerous national radio programs.

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOP

Greg Dale will conduct three sessions at the AAHS Performing Arts Center on sports psychology as follows:

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COACHES – 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. – The Art of Coaching: Strategies for Creating More Confident, Consistent and Coachable Athletes

Strategies for Developing a Championship Culture

Coaching the Mental Game

ATHLETES – 1-3 p.m. – It’s a Mental Thing: Five Keys to Improving Performance and Enjoying Sports

Developing your Leadership Brand

PARENTS – 7 p.m. – The Fulfilling Ride: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Athlete Have a Successful Sport Experience

 

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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