Strategies and Tactics from Sports Psychology for Helping Cheerleaders with Mental Blocks:  Many athletes in performance sports can be overwhelmed with the many stresses in this sport.  This stress can freeze athletes from achieving skills that they had before, threatening their self-efficacy and self-esteem.  This class takes lessons from psychology for the best ways to assist an athlete through a mental block.  In this class, some theories and ideas on the nature of mental blocks will be explored as well as strategies and tactics for you to use to empower your athlete to journey from blocked to empowered. This class gives tools and suggestions for ‘in the moment’ help with athletes lost in their heads. At the end of the class, you’ll have some new tools to add to your coaching toolbox that are aimed to deal with your athletes anxiety. 


  • Dr. Russell Kennedy



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Presented at a 2016 USASF Regional Meeting.