On August 19 and 20, the Glenbard Parent Series and our assistant principals for athletics are hosting sports psychologist, All American athlete, and author Ross Flowers. Monday, August 19, Flowers spoke at events at Glenbard North and Glenbard East. He also gave presentations to families at the Back-to-School Athlete Nights on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at Glenbard South and at 6:30 p.m. at Glenbard West.
|Glenbard North Assistant Principal for Athletics Matt Bowser; Glenbard North parent Frank Gulik; |
and sports psychologist, All American athlete, and author Ross Flowers
In regards to training, just showing up to practice and going through the motions of mindless repetitions will not be as effective as deliberate training, which requires focused attention with a specific goal of improving performance.
Finally, the audience was reminded that participating in sports can help build essential life skills such as effective listening, sound articulation of thought, self-discipline and emotional management.”
Dr. Ross Flowers is an experienced psychologist, international sport and performance psychologist, executive coach, author and speaker. He is a partner in Giles Consulting Group and served as the director of sports performance psychology for the Los Angeles Clippers, mental health clinician for the Los Angeles Rams, senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee, and sport psychology consultant for UCLA track & field. The author of, Introducing Your Child to Sports: An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions about Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete, Dr. Ross Flowers offers his unique 360 degree perspective – as a noted sport psychologist, former elite athlete and coach, and father of young athletes himself – to answer the 70 most-asked questions of concerned parents contemplating their child’s participation in sports.
ResourcesVideo of Dr. Flower's presentation at Glenbard (GPS YouTube) CLICK HERE
Dr. Flower’s presentation slides for “Positive Psychology For Peak Performance”
-- in PDF format CLICK HERE
-- in PPTX format CLICK HERE
Web site for Giles Consulting Group CLICK HERE