sports psychology workshops with dr. jim taylor

January 20 @ Roger Smith Hotel $75

8:00 - 9:30am: Parents of student athletes
9:45 - 11:15am: Junior players
12:00 - 1:30pm: Coaches
1:45 - 2:15pm: Adult players

Parent Workshop: Sending The Right Messages To Your Young Squash Players
8:00-9:30am
This workshop is based on a simple, yet powerful, idea: “Children become the messages they get the most.” Dr. Taylor explores why messages are important, how messages are conveyed, and what “message blockers” prevent messages from parents from getting through to children. He also describes the unhealthy messages that kids get these days from our often-unhealthy youth sports culture. Dr. Taylor will show parents the most positive messages they want to send to their children related to both sports and life. Parents will leave the workshop with insights, information, and tools to send their kids the best messages that will ensure they develop into happy, successful, value-driven people. 

Junior Workshop: Prime Squash - Triumph Of The Mental Game
9:45-11:15am
The junior player’s workshop will focus on key mental “muscles” that most influence junior squash: confidence, intensity, focus, mindset, and emotions. Dr. Taylor will describe the essential role these muscles play in both training and competition. He will then describe simple and practical mental exercises and tools that squash players can use to strengthen these areas, including self-talk, routines, and imagery, and how they can be incorporated directly into practice sessions and competitive preparations. 

Coaches Workshop: How To Get The Most Of Your Athletes 12:00-1:30pm
This interactive workshop addresses a wide range of mental and performance issues that can help coaches help their athletes to be better prepared for practice and competition. Topics to be explored include building a positive and motivated team culture, encouraging experimentation in mental states with athletes, understanding individual athlete’s psychological and emotional needs, and how to create focused and intense practice sessions. Coaches will leave this workshop with practical insights and useful tools to assist their athletes in gaining the most of the practice efforts and being maximally prepared for competition. 

Adult Workshop: Prime Squash - Triumph Of The Mental Game 1:45-2:15pm
Drawing on his own elite athletic experience and decades of consulting with professional, Olympic, and junior-elite athletes, Dr. Taylor will show attendees the importance of mental preparation for squash, regardless of age or ability. This workshop, based on his book, Train Your Mind for Athletic Success: Mental Preparation to Achieve Your Sports Goals, will focus on key mental “muscles” that most influence squash: confidence, intensity, focus, mindset, and emotions. Dr. Taylor will describe the essential role these muscles play in both training and competition. He will then describe simple and practical mental exercises and tools that squash players can use to strengthen these areas, including self-talk, routines, and imagery, and how they can be incorporated directly into practice sessions and competitive preparations. 

Questions? Contact Jess Winstanley on 678-800-3473 or jess@squashskills.com.

ABOUT DR. JIM TAYLOR 

Jim Taylor, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of sport and parenting. He has consulted with athletes, coaches, and parents for more than 30 years. Jim has been a consultant to numerous national teams and has been an invited speaker by the Olympic committees of the U.S., Spain, France, and Poland. He has worked with professional, Olympic, collegiate, and junior-elite athletes in many other sports. 

Jim has been a speaker at hundreds of elementary and secondary schools, education associations, and youth-sports programs around the world. 

Jim received his Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and earned his Master's degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Colorado. He was an associate professor in the School of Psychology at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, a clinical associate professor in the Master’s in Sport and Performance Psychology program at the University of Denver, and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Sports Management program at the University of San Francisco. 

Jim is the author of 17 books, including five parenting books and eight sport psychology books, which have been translated into ten languages. He is also the editor of four textbooks related to sport psychology. He has published more than 750 articles in popular and professional publications and has given more than 1000 workshops and presentations throughout the North America and Europe. Jim’s blog posts have been read by more than ten million people on psychologytoday.com and huffingtonpost.com, as well as on his own web site. He also publishes two widely read e-newsletters, Prime Sport Alert! and Prime Family Alert! 

A former internationally ranked alpine ski racer, Jim is a certified tennis coach, a 2nd degree black belt and certified instructor in karate, a marathon runner, an Ironman triathlete, and was an avid squash player for many years. 

Jim lives north of San Francisco with his wife and two daughters, both of whom are committed athletes. 

To learn more, visit www.drjimtaylor.com.