Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ross Flowers on Positive Psychology For Peak Performance at Back to School Parent and Athlete Night

Glenbard Parent Series hosts first of many speakers this week.

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
Glenbard North parent Frank Gulik shared the following takeaway from last night’s program, “I especially appreciated Dr. Flower’s remarks on motivation and training. The average person’s motivation lasts only 15 days and so the student athlete must consistently reevaluate his or her progress towards their goal and make the necessary changes to keep their motivation toward their goals fresh and relevant (process goals vs. outcome goals).

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.


Video 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

Dr. Flowers book Introducing Your Child to Sports, An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions About Raising a Healthy, Balance, Happy Athlete   CLICK HERE