The 2012 Center for Performance Psychology Annual Conference will take place at National University’s Spectrum Business Park Campus on February 23-24, 2012.
The conference will bring together academics, professionals, athletes, parents and coaches to present and learn about the future of athletics and peak performance.
The themes of the conference are sport psychology, applied research, peak performance, youth coaching, and coaching education.
Admission to the full conference is $75 for the general public and free for all area high school, junior high, and college students with a valid school ID. National University System students can also attend for free.
The Center looks forward to bringing together the greatest minds in coaching and performance psychology in an atmosphere accessible for parents and performers of all ages and ability. For additional information, please contact Dr. Sarah Castillo at email@example.com.
The full conference program is available on the Center's website www.centerforperformancepsychology.org.
Conference participants may take advantage of a block rate at the nearby Spectrum Couryard by Marriott. Please contact the hotel at 1-858-573-0700 for more information.
The 2011 Center for Performance Psychology Conference brought together academics, professionals, athletes, parents and coaches to present and learn about the future of athletics and peak performance.
The featured speakers at the conference were Bob Ladouceur, nationally-known Head Varsity Football Coach at De La Salle High School, and Dr. David Yukelson, Affiliate Associate Professor at Penn State University.
This year's speakers include NBA player agent Bill Duffy, Aaron Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel Carl Ohlson, and Dr. Mark Anshhel.
Bill Duffy is one of the best known and most recognizable agents in the world representing players in the National Basketball Association. His BDA Sports Management company represents stars such as Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Baron Davis, Brandon Jennings, Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison and Greg Oden. Duffy is a former collegiate basketball player who was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the fifth round of the 1982 NBA Draft.
Aaron Taylor is a former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers who went on to co-host CBS’ network college football coverage A graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord, California, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was an All-American in 1992 and 1993 and won the Lombardi Award in 1993. One of the great offensive lineman in the history of Notre Dame football, Taylor was selected in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and played in two Super Bowls with the Packers, including the Packers' 1997 championship win in Super Bowl XXXI.
Lieutenant Colonel Carl Ohlson is Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Enhanced Performance (CEP) at the United States Military Academy. A prior enlisted Soldier, Dr. Ohlson has served as Company Commander at Fort Benning, Executive Officer and Deputy Director for the CEP at West Point and Chief of Community Affairs for Allied Forces Northern Europe . Dr. Ohlson returned to Afghanistan in the fall of 2009 to assist the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in developing their strategic plan. A frequent guest speaker on applying sport psychology and student development strategies to a variety of contexts, Dr. Ohlson serves as an advisor to several think tanks and committees pursuing strategies for leveraging mental strength to enhance performance.
Dr. Mark Anshel is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University and has authored over 130 research articles in scientific journals, 23 book chapters, and eight books including Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice. Dr. Anshel received a two-year, $130,000.00 grant from Middle Tennessee State University to generate and direct the university’s first employee wellness program and has consulted with law enforcement officials to improve the mental and physical health, wellness, and coping skills of police officers, detectives, and emergency dispatchers.