For more information on the sports performance program, contact Freddy Mooney at or 970.726.1584.
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WHAT IS IT
Here at the Comp Center, we believe that becoming a great athlete is about more than just putting in the time and effort on the hill, but that there is a science behind optimal performance.
Sport Psychology can be summed up in a few simple ideas:
Plainly stated, mental skills training and sport psychology provides the opportunity for athletes to discover the power they have within themselves, and the ability to use it when it matters most.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
Competition is a test of an athlete’s physical condition, their technical skills, but above all, it is a test of their psychological aptitude to overcome obstacles. An athlete can be in the best shape of their life, having trained their bodies to perform, but when they show up to the starting gate and cannot control their mind, none of it matters. From professional teams like the Lakers, Spurs, Cowboys, and Yankees, to some of the greats in their sport like Lindsey Vonn, Ron Artest, Venus Williams, Scottie Lago, and Michael Jordan, sport psychology is becoming a CENTRAL piece of elite athletics.
HOW WE WILL ADDRESS IT
Although mental skills training has been a part of the Sports Performance Program since its inception, Winter Park Competition Center believes in sport and performance psychology enough to invest in a full-time program, keeping pace, if not far surpassing most elite youth sport organizations. By incorporating cutting edge developments and technology, and staying up to date on current research, the Comp Center will be at the forefront of new performance enhancing ideas and methodology. Through this program you will have access to various levels of training:
This is a tremendous resource that is now at your disposal, and we encourage that you take full advantage of it in the upcoming season.
YOU CAN REACH THE MENTAL SKILLS DIRECTOR, STEPHANIE ZAVILLA, AT , or by phone: office 970-726-1678, cell 303-917-5112.
ABOUT OUR MENTAL SKILLS COACH
Stephanie Zavilla completed her Master’s degree in June of 2013 at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology in Sport and Performance Psychology. She completed her undergraduate course work at the University of South Dakota, receiving a Bachelor of Science in both Psychology and History, with a minor in Business Administration. Through playing NCAA Division I golf while at the University of South Dakota, she fell in love with the mental side of sport and performance.
During her time at the University of Denver, she has worked with many sports and organizations on both a group and individual basis. Her primary internship field placement was served with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail and Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy as a Peak Performance Mental Skills Intern. She has also been working with some of the full-time athletes at WPCC in building and applying their mental skills toolbox. Other experience includes sports such as basketball, synchronized figure skating, soccer, agility training, tennis, and exercise adherence, as well as some clinical issues (i.e. life transitions, depression, anxiety), and has worked with individuals and teams ages 9 through 50+.
Stephanie's philosophy revolves around the idea that simply by being aware, being present, and being in love with what you do, athletic freedom will follow; freedom from judgmental thoughts, freedom from the constraints of internal and external pressures, and most importantly, freedom of movement. Through self-reflection and exploration, any athlete can take their performance from good to great, especially when it really counts.
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