USA Wrestling Webinar on Mental At...

Webinar on Mental Attitude for Podium Performance set for Weds Feb 4 at 5 30 p m MST

By UL | March 04, 2009, 11:56 a.m. (ET)

USA Wrestling is offering a Webinar on Mental Attitude for Podium Performance on Wednesday, February 4th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM Mountain Time

The Webinar will be presented by Sam Barber, the Manager of the National Coaches Education Program for USA Wrestling, and Dr. Kirsten Peterson, Senior Sports Psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee.

The Mental Attitude for Podium Performance Webinar is for the athlete and coach who would like to learn more about the mental attitude required to prepare for big matches. Kirsten Peterson will cover self talk, pre-match routine, and more, as well as mental preparation for post-season matches that are rapidly approaching high school and college wrestlers nationwide.

"When I talk to coaches from around the country, one topic that continually comes up is the mental side of wrestling," said Barber. "I'm repeatedly asked how to coach wrestlers to be in the proper frame of mind or have the right mental attitude. Most coaches are confident with their ability to teach technique and tactics, strength and conditioning, weight control, etc., but the area most coaches feel the least confident is the aspect of mental attitude."

Barber is very excited to expose more wrestling coaches to the knowledge and experience that Dr. Peterson can offer.

"Dr. Kirsten Peterson has been working with our nation's best wrestlers on mental attitude for the previous three Olympic quadrenniums. She is one of the primary experts in the nation on mental attitude. This is a great opportunity for athletes and coaches to gain knowledge about an often overlooked skill in wrestling," said Barber.

After registering for the Clinic, participants will be automatically redirected to the payment page (Visa or Master Card Only). The cost of this Webinar is $5.00 (non-refundable). Once payment is received, a receipt will be e-mailed verifying enrollment. A subsequent e-mail will be received from with your login and password.

This is the second webinar that USA Wrestling has hosted this season. There was a successful and highly attended webinar concerning weight management and nutrition in October.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sam Barber at 719-265-3647 or via e-mail at

Title: Mental Attitude for Podium Performance

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: