Following the introduction and success of our Sport Psychology interns during the Fall of 2022, we are delighted to bring back the service as we approach the Spring season of 2023. It is important for us as a club to provide services that improve every aspect of the players game and help them on their journey as a student athlete.
We will be retuning Reina Araujo, who is completing her Masters Degree at Springfield College and we will be welcoming Caitlyn Murphy for the Spring season as a new intern. Caitlyn is completing her masters Degree at CCSU. Both interns have collegiate playing experience as well as coaching experience so they can relate to they journeys our players are currently on.
We had great feedback this past Fall season about the work that the interns carried out with the athletes and some of those athletes wish to continue their mental skills journey which is fantastic.
Having 12 years of Sport Psychology experience I am well aware of the need to build mental tools for performance and maintain good habits and it is great to see the appetite for the mental skills training amongst our players.
If you want to get some assistance with mental skills training please register interest and we will be able to set up a timetable for our two consultants to work with our athletes.
Please note that the popularity of the sessions in the fall season meant it was very busy for the interns and we had to turn some athletes away. We are still interviewing some interns as we speak so we may be in a position to add more soon.
With that in mind we will look to start March 1 and work our way through June 1 to implement a comprehensive mental skills platform for those players interested.
THIS SERVICE IS A FREE SERVICE FOR THE SPRING SEASON. UPON COMPLETION OF THEIR INTERNSHIPS AND EDUCATION WE WILL LOOK TO HIRE ONE OF THE CONSULTANTS TO WORK MORE DIRECTLY WITH THE CLUB AND TO LEAD OUR SPORT PSYCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MOVING FORWARD.
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We will also be introducing a new service to the club, aimed at the older players in High School who are starting to really focus their attention on the next stage of their academic and athletic journey. We have enlisted the help of Jennifer Close Coaching - jenniferclosecoaching.com who has a history of coaching young athletes but also works as a school counselor and has created her own independent platform to help teens navigate the journey through high school and into the collegiate world.
All Inter CT FC families will avail of 10% discount of all Jennifer Close Coaching programming using the discount code INTER
If you are interested in these services please feel free to email Marty@InterCTFC.com about Sport Psychology sessions and feel free to check out JenniferCloseCoaching.com for her list of offerings. You can reach out directly to Jennifer and I will stay connected with her to gauge the progress.