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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan.


Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

Mar 10, 2019

Dr. Roberta V. Kraus is currently featured as an expert in a new video series launched by TrueSport, an educational program powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance.
Outside of her work with TrueSport, Roberta is President of the Center for Sports Psychology in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Roberta was also the Sports Psychologist for the USA Men’s and Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball teams, who both won the Gold medal at the Paralympic Games in 2016.
Her international reputation comes from extensive experience designing and implementing specific mental training programs about peak performance, team leadership, developmental coaching, group dynamics, communications, and motivation. Her expertise is highlighted in the TrueSport Expert Series, a video series that addresses many of the key issues coaches, parents, and athletes face in youth sports, including mental toughness, effective goal-setting, and parental expectations.
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Highlights from the podcast withDr Roberta Kraus:
Min 44: The quote from the beginning of the podcast, "Using a Vision board and Goal Getting” 
Min 8: Dr. Kraus talks about her journey playing sports in high school and college 
Min 11: What does a sport psychologist actually do?
Min 13: Dr. Klaus explains the things she focuses on in her practice
Min 16: Early Sport specialization  
Min 20: What does the kid want heir parent to do at a game?
Min 24: Are parents afraid to lose their friends if their kid doesn’t make the team?
Min 30: What do most coaches ask Dr. Kraus to help their team with?
Min 38: Growth mindset and how failing at rock climbing taught her to live a life of no regrets 
Min 44: “Goal Getting” not goal setting, and the use of a Vision Board
Min 48: “If you are thinking while you are performing, that’s like putting your car in reverse and trying to drive forward.” Dr. Roberta Kraus 
Min 49: Flat Zone, Flow Zone, Panic Zone 
Min 51: Winning a Gold Medal with the Olympic Wheelchair Team 
Min 59: Talking about two resources 
Resources and Links

Connect w/ Dr Roberta Kraus