Internationally renowned sports psychologist Dr. Dan Gould will speak at Louisiana Tech on Thursday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m. in room 113 of the Professional Aviation Building.

Gould’s presentation is titled, Professionalization of Youth Sports: Implications for Kinesiology, and is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Gould is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. As a sport psychology specialist, he has served as a consultant with the U.S. Ski Team, NASCAR pit crews and drivers, professional tennis players, and numerous Olympic athletes. He has also served on the U.S. Olympic coaching development committee for over 10 years and co-chaired the sport science and technology committee.

Currently, Gould serves as vice chair of the USTA Sport Science and Coaching Committee. He is also actively involved in research having studied the stress-athletic performance relationship, sources of athletic stress, athlete motivation, youth sports issues, and sport psychological skills training use and effectiveness.

This presentation should be of particular interest to the parents of youth sports participants as well as professionals and students in the nursing, psychology, education, coaching, and kinesiology fields.

For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Tammy Schilling in Louisiana Tech’s Department of Kinesiology at 318-257-4737.

Written by Dave Guerin