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SDPA Committee - A Team USA Mental Performance Coach's Experience During the 2020 Summer Olympics

  • 12/13/2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Sport Psychology Committee Presents

A Team USA Mental Performance Coach's Experience

During the 2020 Summer Olympics


December 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM


Brian Alexander, MA, CMPC will design a presentation discussing his experiences as the Official Athlete Mental Skills Coach of the USA Men’s Water Polo during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

 

Brian Alexander, MA, CMPC. Brian Alexander is a certified mental performance consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is also the co-founder of WellU Mental Training. Prior to pursuing a career as a mental performance coach, Brian competed with Team USA in the sport of water polo for eight years through four FINA world championships as well as an Olympic alternate for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams. His experience as an elite level athlete paired with his educational training in sport psychology has shaped his desire to help athletes and other performers.

Brian has coached and served the psychological performance needs of athletes at the Olympic, national, professional, collegiate, high school and junior/youth levels of sport and Performance. One of his recent roles was supporting the USA Men’s National water polo team in their pursuit toward the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021.

Brian’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He has also studied organizational leadership under the mentorship of well-known leadership expert, Dr. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and co- creator of Situational Leadership, as well as a number of other professionals at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Brian served as an adjunct faculty member in the John. F. Kennedy University Sport Psychology graduate program and the National University Performance Psychology programs.


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