When to Refer
Sport Psychologists can be very beneficial to players, coaches, and organizations. One of the biggest barriers to seeking out effective services is the ambiguity that people may have about when/how to seek services. Too often, people do not reach out until problems are severe, sometimes making services more difficult to produce desirable change.
One simple rule to determine if seeking services is warranted is asking "Does the athlete/performer want to get better?" If you want to get better at your sport or managing stress, it's time for services. It takes three things for change: Ability to learn, Access to information to learn, Motivation to learn.
Below is a link to the Coaches Referral Guide, where you can find out more information about what services can be provided and how to reach out.
Channel 2 Interview with Dr. Cody Commander about going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
KOCO Channel 5 Interview with Dr. Cody Commander about going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
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