Associates

Stephen Walker, PhD, NCC, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychology

Dr. Stephen WalkerIn the field of sport and performance psychology, Dr. Stephen Walker began his work at the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Colorado, & for 19 years he trained athletes in mental conditioning skills from the CU Golf, Track & Field and Cross Country teams. Dr. Walker has since developed programs for several accomplished athletes in a wide variety of sports from professional and Olympic levels to high school and club teams. He is Board Certified by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, is a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Registry of Sport Psychologists & Division 47 of APA.

His joy comes from helping support coaches, parents and promising young athletes as they strive to realize their potential. In addition, He is Editor-in-Chief of the award winning publication Podium Sports Journal known for its credibility and its practicality in providing cutting edged information on the best practices in mental conditioning for athletes, coaches and parents.  He can be reached at 303.530.4439 – or – DrStephenWalker.com or follow him on Twitter: Dr. Stephen Walker @ sportpsychcoach

Kevin Riley Peters, MS

Kevin Peters jpgKevin Peters began his study of Sport Psychology under Dr. Linda Petlichkoff at Boise State University where he earned a Masters degree. In addition to his Masters degree, during his time at BSU he was an assistant coach for the Track and Cross Country teams, helping the men’s team earn multiple conference titles and the women’s team to improve their placing every year. Before his time at BSU Kevin was a student-athlete at the University of Washington where he earned degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. He graduated with his name on two of the school’s all time top 10 lists, both in the 5,000m and the 10,000m. He ran at the national championships in Cross Country both his Junior and Senior year. He is currently living in Denver, CO pursing his CC-AASP certification.

Kevin can be reached via e-mail: riley.peters@gmail.com or phone: 206.856.2361 or follow him on twitter: @kevlarpeters

He completed his Masters degree in Kinesiology and Sport Psychology, moved to Denver to work with Health and Sport Performance Associates, l.l.c., as a sport psychology consultant and works primarily with endurance athletes.  He is training under Dr. Stephen Walker working with individuals and teams,  and is the author of “Requisites for Greatness”, a guide for athletes wanting to take their performance to the next level.

Matt Long, MA, MEd, CC-AASP

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Matt is a sport psychology consultant who works with athletes on assessing their mental skills (i.e. confidence, motivation, focus, self-management, etc.) and developing their abilities in this often-neglected component of performance. His focus is on helping people better understand, and more importantly improve, the aspects of performance which so often fail to get the attention they deserve – building and maintaining confidence, the ability to perform well under pressure, setting goals and reaching them effectively, developing mental resilience, etc. Matt’s consulting is informed by a background as an athlete, coach, teacher, and mentor, enabling him to work effectively with people from all backgrounds. He is passionate about the field of applied sport psychology and its value, both in the athletic arena and in everyday life.  Matt is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Matt’s formal educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Sports Marketing concentration from the University of Oregon in 2003, a Master’s in Education and Teaching Credential from the University of Oregon in 2004, and a Master’s in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2012.  His time at JFKU provided opportunities to facilitate mental training with athletes from a variety of sports, including baseball, cross country, basketball, golf, football, lacrosse, soccer, and strength training.  He was able to accumulate over 500 hours of experience working with athletes during his two years in the program, and presented his final Applied Project – titled, “Acknowledge-Adjust-Accept: An Applied Model for Helping Performers Excel Under Pressure.”  Currently, Matt is the Mental Game Instructor at MetaGolf Learning Center.   As the Mental Game Instructor he leads workshops on the application of sport psychology techniques and mental skills to golf performance.  Matt also consults with various teams at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, including the 2014  and 2015 boys golf state champions.  Finally, Matt is also a certified trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance, leading workshops for athletes and coaches.  The workshops are designed to help participants maximize their experience with youth sports and emphasize positive character development through sport.  For more, please see www.mattlongMPC.com.  He can be reached at matt@mattlongMPC.com, via cell 805-451-8282, or on Twitter: @MattLongMPC.