Power Line Partners with National University System Center for Performance Psychology to Offer Complete Mental Coaching Program

Power Line Partners with National University System Center for Performance Psychology to Offer Complete Mental Coaching Program

SAN DIEGO, California (April 17, 2013) – Power Line aims to combine elite training tools and techniques with the mental preparation that empowers champions. Mental coaching allows athletes to gain the confidence necessary to be a complete softball player. True greatness is reached when the mind and body work together. Through the Winning Mind’s Geoff Miller, Power Line connected with Dr. Cheryl Rogow and Dr. Doug Barba who will coordinate Power Line’s new complete Mental Coaching Program through the National University System’s Center for Performance Psychology.

Dr. Cheryl Rogow is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certified sport psychology consultant. She is also a professor for the College of Marin, where she developed and implemented a Wellness and Fitness program within the college’s Physical Education and Athletic Department. Additionally she is an adjunct professor for National University, Stony Brook University, and Ball State University.

Dr. Rogow earned her Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University (WVU). Dr. Rogow also completed a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a second master’s degree in Counseling from WVU, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cornell University. She has conducted numerous individual and group consultations for various professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and teams.

Dr. Rogow works closely with Dr Doug Barba and the Center for Performance Psychology at National University. Dr. Douglas Barba is a sport psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Letters and Sciences at National University. He holds a doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from the School of Human Behavior at United States International University.

Previously, Dr. Barba served 12 years as an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University lecturing in the School of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences, as well as serving as a sport psychologist for a number of the university’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Dr. Barba has consulted with a wide range of athletes from both the amateur and professional ranks. Prior to his collegiate academic career, he played professional baseball. Dr. Barba has coached at several levels of competition, including college baseball and golf. While at the University of Florida, Dr. Barba served as a sport psychology consultant for the Gators’ Athletic Department.
Power Line is excited to announce this partnership, as the Center for Performance Psychology shares Power Line’s vision of inspiring athletes to compete at the highest level and arming them with the physical and mental tools that allow them to do so. The goal of the Center is to provide students and coaches at all levels the unique opportunity to learn about current research in sport psychology, athletic performance and coaching excellence, as well as the intersection between the mind and the body and fine arts; and the power of performance psychology for teams and individuals in business and organizations.
The National University System Center for Performance Psychology is uniquely positioned to serve high school athletes, parents, coaches, and organizations through its community activities, research efforts, superior academic programs, leading experts in the field of Sport Psychology, and commitment to reaching the broader international market.

“We are excited for the Center for Performance Psychology to add a dynamic aspect to our athletes’ development and a new complete Mental Coaching arm to Power Line’s programming,” says Power Line owner Sara Hayes. “Cheryl Rogow and Doug Barba are two well-recognized names in the Mental Coaching community; it is an honor to have them as a part of our team.”
The Master of Arts in Performance Psychology program focuses upon the intersection of performance psychology techniques, counseling, peak performance, and sports science. The coursework covers theory, research, and applied techniques across the fields of business, exercise physiology, fine arts, military and combat psychology, and sport psychology. Coursework contributes to students’ academic requirements for certification by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), which is the premier sport, exercise and health psychology organization in North America offering Sport Psychology certification to its members. By participating in practical and tailored hands-on learning experiences, graduates are able to apply their knowledge to settings including university and professional athletes, fine arts performance settings, corporate settings, children in school and community sports organizations, coaching, and teaching.
Monday, May 6th at 7pm, Power Line invites the San Diego sports community to join this new Mental Coaching team for a kickoff session. Beginning May 13th, Monday’s at 7pm, Power Line’s new Mental Coaching Program will offer small group round table discussions with topics including:

1. Effective Thinking Strategies for Success

2. Goal Setting –How to Prepare for and Succeed in Performance

3. Energy Management

4. Imagery – See it, Feel it, & Do it

5. Focus – How to Get the most out of your preparation and performance

6. Team Cohesion and Individual Success

Please contact Power Line Consulting to reserve a spot for this exciting event via phone (858) 277-7792 or email admin@powerlineathletics.net.

Power Line Consulting was founded in the fall of 2008 by Sara Hayes, who, after 13 years of coaching Division 1 Top 25 college softball, decided she wanted to do something that would have a lasting impact on the sports community nationally. Sara’s vision is to utilize elite tools and technology to expand the opportunities of athletes, coaches, teams and leagues. Programs are structured to develop the complete athlete through skill training, mentoring, sports performance training, mental coaching, and to advise athletes how to market those skills to college recruiters. Hayes also consults coaches as they grow their programs and promote their athletes. In approaching its 5-year anniversary, Power Line is recognized as a leading training and mentoring facility for young athletes in the Southwest region. while the education and college placement reaches nationally. Power Line trains and mentors over 200 athletes weekly and has placed 46 athletes in colleges across the country.

Sara Hayes, Owner, Power Line Consulting
(858) 277-7792


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