In the field of sport and performance psychology, Stephen Walker began his work at the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Colorado and for 19 years he worked to develop the use of mental conditioning skill sets with athletes from the Golf, Track & Field and Cross Country teams. He has worked with many of the world’s finest athletes (both professional and Olympic) top-line coaches, and, sport psychologists over several years culminating in his role as Editor-in-Chief of Podium Sports Journal. He has shepherded athletes in NCAA Tournament competition, and made himself available on the practice field, charting game performances, and consulting with coaches and parents in a variety of situations.
If you’d like to hear Dr. Walker in action – listen to this Podcast Interview with “Isaac Byrd” (the former NFL wide receiver and author of “Think Like a Pro”.
Isaac Byrd – Elite Mental Training Podcasts
“Our darling gymnast is now a Sectional Champion in Section 5 New York State, He broke 2 school records, 6 pool records and the Class B records in DIVING!! In September, S decided that he had to pick one sport, and he chose diving. He is having an amazing year and as you can tell from the picture we are all thrilled.”
SS & ML
“The United States Olympic Committee maintains a registry of sport psychology consultants from around the US and Canada from which to make an appropriate referral for service. These sport psychology consultants have been selected to work with Olympic athletes and national teams and must meet rigorous and demanding standards for educational training and supervised practice in order to achieve registry membership. A consultant must be an AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology) consultant, a licensed healthcare provider and member of the American Psychological Association (APA).”
– United States Olympic Committee web site