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Webinar: Distraction Management and Focusing Techniques


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Topic: Distraction Management and Focusing Techniques

Concentration is the action or power of focusing one's mental effort or attention, and mentally dealing with one particular thing above all others.  Athletes need to be capable of shutting out distractions and paying attention to the things that matter in their sports performance – especially in critical moments.  Distractions challenge our concentration and motivation stealing energy and negatively affecting one’s performance.  Every athlete will face distractions during practice and/or competition but it the best athlete who is mentally prepared with a plan to refocus and motivate regardless of the distractions. Dr. Frank Sassetti will teach you how today’s top athletes defeat distraction and keep focused and motivated.  Among many things you will learn:

  • Distraction recognition
  • Distraction plan creation
  • Refocusing techniques
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Ritual development

Purchase this archived webinar here.

Frank Sassetti

Dr. Frank Sassetti, PsyD, CPT is a sport psychologist and certified personal trainer from Evanston, Illinois.  He practices at Precision Multisport, a multi-faceted facility which specializes in the training and coaching of endurance athletes.  Believing that one’s athletic pursuits should be fun, exciting and challenging – not painful drudgery, Frank creates training programs that best serve his clients’ goals and abilities.  Dr. Sassetti provides a variety of interventions of only the most practical and reliable methods that breed success.  Dr. Frank has lectured at Fortune 500 companies, major universities and local training facilities, educating his audience on overcoming obstacles, setting goals and achieving success.  His client list includes Olympic, elite and endurance athletes, as well as weekend warriors.  His extensive neuropsychology training and background in hypnosis extends the skills and resources he can offer his clients.



Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Oct. 24, 2013
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST

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