Sport Psy was founded by Lena Torgerson, CC-AASP. Coach Lena realized that not only do athletics reap benefits, but skills learned in sports transfer to all other parts of life. Strong mental skills help teams and individuals succeed in all parts of life.
Sport Psy assists you to reach your peak on and off the field. Let''s make the most of what is present. Perform your best and reach forward.
Sport Psy provides the service of sport psychology, also known as mental skills training. A few examples of topics that have helped other clients are goal setting, imagery, mission statements, positive self talk, and relaxation.
This applies to professional athletes, but it's not limited to just pros. Mental training is just as vital to amateurs, recreational athletes, and student athlete. Business professionals and performers, such as actors and musicians, benefit from mental skills as well.
Sport Psy's mission is to enable you to reach your peak.
Andrew Torgerson is the program director for Sport Psy. He has completed his B.A. in Business Administration at California State University East Bay. Andrew has been involved in the planning/participating of many different projects. Andrew has participated in number of athletic activities himself. Andrew''s recent activity was running 5k in Hot Chocolate Run in San Francisco.
Andrew has assisted in the annual Art and Wine Festival in Foster City and taken part in Special Olympics events around San Francisco Bay Area. In his free time, Andrew likes to play hockey, ski, or spend time with his family and friends. Andrew has always had a passion for sports. As a child he participated in various sports like Baseball, Track and Cross Country.
Now Andrew sees the importance of sport psychology training for everyone. He wants to help you and your team perform your best. Andrew designs programs that fit everyone's need.
Coach Chris, for as long as he can remember, has been a sports enthusiast; either participating or rooting for his favorite teams. Growing up in Cromwell, CT, USA, he participated in a variety of sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball to badminton, ultimate frisbee, and aerobic dance. Coach Chris has always been fascinated with why individuals succeed or fail under certain situations, and how their responses to stress influenced their performance. This passion to understand the differences in performance led Coach Chris to attend Springfield College, MA where he received his bachelors degree in applied exercise science, with a focus in strength and conditioning. While at Springfield College, Coach Chris learned about the physical side of performance; how the body reacts under stressful conditions due to diet, exercise, elevation change, etc. Coach Chris also played four years of collegiate soccer as a goalkeeper. While participating on the soccer team, Coach Chris experienced some of his greatest athletic accomplishments as well as some of the toughest decisions he's ever had to make. From his experiences on the soccer field and his newly acquired knowledge of sport performance, Coach Chris decided to continue his education at Springfield College in pursuit of his masters degree in sport psychology, specializing in performance enhancement of the whole person.
After completing his masters, Coach Chris found his philosophy to be built on always moving forward and only looking back as a means of learning and growing from past experiences. He aims to give every individual the best opportunity to be successful through a positive learning environment so they may utilize the necessary skills to reach their peak performance. In the Fall of 2015, Coach Chris was accepted at Sport Psy and quickly moved from cold Springfield, MA to the sunny San Francisco Bay Area to start the next chapter of his life. Coach Chris has been with Sport Psy for over a year now and has been involved in several projects, duties, and decisions. Coach Chris has helped format, improve functionality, and collaborate the sport psychology theories used for our new Sport-Psy.com website. Most notably, however, Coach Chris has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Mind Your Game program. Derived from his athletic and sport performance backgrounds, Coach Chris has created detailed lesson plans geared toward teaching the athlete important mental skills through their sport to develop long-term success in life. The primary goal for Coach Chris is for the athlete to have fun, enjoy the learning process, and develop their skills which Coach Chris does with his outgoing personality, fun lesson plans, and total commitment to assist the athlete to reach their goals.
Prior to working with Sport Psy, Coach Chris has experience coaching with several populations. He has served as a multi-sport coach for youth athletes, life skills and golf coach for The First Tee, two collegiate strength and conditioning internships, assistant coach for high school and collegiate soccer teams, and a student-athlete academic coach for at-risk student athletes at the middle and high school levels.
Coach Lena Torgerson is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with Association of Applied Sport Psychology #447. Coach Lena's specialty is Sport and Exercise Psychology. Coach Lena's objective is in line with her passion: assisting individuals to achieve the best possible performance with available resources. No one performs at their peak constantly, but Coach Lena helps you consistently perform better. Coach Lena started her athletic career at a young age in Kiev, Ukraine. It began with ice skating, running, and soccer. After Coach Lena moved to the Bay Area, sports participation helped her stay in school and go on to higher education. During high school, Coach Lena continued to train and compete in martial arts, snowboarding, and street hockey. Coach Lena also joined the women's soccer team during her junior year, and became co-captain and MVP her senior year. Coach Lena played under the #47 in memory of her father. Ironically, Coach Lena received a random number on her CMPC that also contains #47. It was her love and passion for sports and exercise that led Coach Lena to major in psychology at San Francisco State University. Thanks to Dr. Mi-Sook Kim, Coach Lena learned more of sport psychology and chose it as her career. With the help and guidance of Dr. Kim, Coach Lena went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Sport Psychology, a certificate from Graduate School of Professional Psychology in Sport and Exercise Performance, and Sport Management from John F. Kennedy University. Coach Lena worked with Dr. Jack J. Lesyk to accomplish the requirements to become a CC-AASP. Dr. Lesyk further helped her to develop a deeper knowledge of sport psychology. Coach Lena is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), where she is a member of the Development Committee. Coach Lena is also a member of American Psychological Association Division 47: Exercise and Sport Psychology. Coach Lena stays on top of the latest developments in sport psychology by attending AASP's annual conferences and workshops offered throughout the year by Harvard University, John F. Kennedy University, and others. When not attending sport psychology events, Coach Lena works with teams and individuals from six-year-olds to seniors. Areas include baseball, gymnastics, life skills, martial arts, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball and more. It will be Coach Lena's pleasure to work with you. Train the mind, reach for your goals!