Coaches Corner – Understanding Consistent Top Performance with Dr. Roberta Kraus
Join Dr. Kraus (President of the Center for Sports Psychology, Colorado Springs, CO) as she leads a discussion around how to get the best out of your athletes day after day. The hour will focus on 3 aspects of consistent top performance: Peak performance perspective, Neuroscience perspective & Tools and Techniques perspective. Coaches will walk away with practical tools and techniques to take back to their teams!
Roberta Kraus, PhD
Roberta Kraus is President of the Center for Sports Psychology in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Center specializes in helping individuals and teams to develop mental strategies that lead to a consistent peak performance. Olympic, Paralympic, World champion athletes and coaches along with collegiate athletic teams, club teams and parents of athletes have used these strategies to successfully manage performance under pressure in their competitive and non-competitive life.
Her international reputation comes from extensive experience with designing and implementing specific mental training programs on the subject of peak performance, team leadership, group dynamics, communications, neuroscience, resiliency, motivation, transition and burnout. Her involvement with world-class coaches and athletes helped those individuals and teams earn numerous medals in both world and national championships.
Most recently, she was the Sports Psychologist for the USA Men’s and Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball teams who both won the Gold medal in RIO Paralympics. The men’s team went 8 – 0 and women 7 – 0 in both pool and medal round competition. In addition, she facilitates the Athlete Career Education P.I.V.O.T. (Consistent Top Performance with Life after Competition) workshops for upcoming and current retirees for both Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Roberta has published a mental training drill book called “Got Game – Coaches’ & Athletes’ Mental Training Skill Building Workbook” for coaches and athletes to assist them in customizing a specific mental training program for their athlete(s) throughout the competitive season.
Roberta received her undergraduate degree in Higher Education from Montclair State College. In addition, Roberta has a M.A. degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a M.S. degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Arizona and a Doctorate degree in Communications from the University of Denver, specializing in its mental and team application to individual performance and group effectiveness within the athletic arena. Roberta played both competitive basketball and tennis at Montclair State University. She was an alternate for the Women’s Olympic Basketball team and maintains an undefeated college tennis record. She was also an athletic coach at the collegiate and high school level for 14 years coaching both Basketball and high school Volleyball.
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