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Praise for Dr. Dan Gould - Buzz about the Psychology of Winning Workshop

Staff at the Center for Sport and Performance Psychology were extremely pleased with this year's Psychology of Winning Workshop and look forward to doing coach education workshops in the future.



April 20, 2013

“The Psychology of Winning” workshop hosted by the Center for Sport and Performance Psychology on Saturday, April 20th resulted in tremendous success.  47 local and regional coaches, students and graduate student attended the workshop, which featured one of the nation’s leading sport psychologists, Dr. Dan Gould.  The workshop ran from 9am to 2pm and consisted of multiple speakers, interactive group discussions, Q&A sessions, and take-home tools and activities for all attendees to utilize in their profession. 

Dr. Dan Gould led the group discussion tailored to fulfill the requests of the audience’s needs.  The topics of concern included: confidence, focus/distractions, mental toughness, goal-setting, and dealing with parents of athletes.

MSU Interim Head Football Coach Aaron Keen gave an impactful lecture on the power of sport psychology and team culture.  Coach Keen provided his own real-life experiences using sport psychology allowing attendees to see the everyday use and applications of the tools, philosophies, and techniques within the field.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Director of The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology and coordinator of “The Psychology of Winning” workshop also offered her expertise during the event.  A finisher of last week’s Boston marathon, Dr. Kamphoff went public with her goal-setting strategies, how she combats negative thoughts, and how she developed her personal mantra.

It is the goal of the staff at The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology to continue giving annual coaching-development workshops.  This event would not have been a success without the generous collaboration and support from our sponsors and donors.

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