NBA Rookie Transition Program 2016
top100camp.com - 2016 Top 100 Camp: Top 100 High School Basketball Camp
The Costco Connection member magazine Kids & Sports: An Expert Guides Parents to a Home Run. (August, 2016). http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201608?pg=56#pg56
Seattle Times writer Jerry Large writes: Kids will get more out of sports if we put the fun back in. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/kids-will-get-mo...
Kids and sports: Read Jerry Large's article in the Seattle Times - Life lessons, not winning, should be the goal:http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/kids-and-sports-...
Podium Sports Journal: http://www.podiumsportsjournal.com/2014/11/15/how-best-to-introduce-your-child-to-sports/
Dr. Ross Flowers recently spoke with former NFL player Isaac Byrd during an episode of Unlocking The Minds of Athletes Podcast. Listen: http://tinyurl.com/nkcuc6n
Ross Flowers, Ph.D.
Ross Flowers, Ph.D. is an experienced international sport and performance psychologist, executive coach, author and speaker. He is a partner in Giles Consulting Group, and the director of sports and performance psychology for the Los Angeles Clippers. He has experience as a leadership development coach for the Center for Creative Leadership, psychologist in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and sport psychology instructor. Ross designs, teaches, and implements skills development programs for culturally diverse individuals, teams and organizations. Ross is also the author of Introducing Your Child to Sports: An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions about Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete.
As a leadership development and executive coach, Ross administers and interprets assessments, conceptualizes growth opportunities, builds coaching relationships, and provides custom mentor-coach and leadership development opportunities for business managers and executives. His experiences working with an international clientele of government, for-profit and non-profit companies provide Ross with a uniquely diverse skill set. Ross’s breadth and depth of experiences help him engage diverse issues, and integrate meaningful skills to reach impactful solutions.
Ross served at the Associate Director level of the United States Olympic Committee as a senior sport psychologist. In addition to creating sport psychology programs for national governing bodies of sport and implementing services to teams and individuals, Ross successfully integrated performance services into the culture of an Olympic Training Center through coaching, mentoring, psycho-education, psychotherapy, individual and group consultation, leadership training, team building, capital project requests, research, written reports, educational programming, and training venue development. He served on many USA World Cup, World Championship and Olympic teams for summer and winter sports.
Ross founded and directed the Applied Sport Psychology Program at the University of California, Davis, working in Counseling and Psychological Services and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department serving 26 intercollegiate athletic programs, over 800 student-athletes and 121 coaches and staff. He also supervised the professional development of psychology doctoral candidates specializing in applied sport psychology.
Ross has expertise in assessing individual attributes such as; self-confidence, decision-making ability, leadership, clear communication, emotional and anger management, adaptability, and achievement planning, in order to develop successful strategies to improve individual behavior, team performance and organizational culture. His productivity in the realm of elite performance enhancement is supported by his background as an elite athlete, NCAA Division 1 coach, and consultant to national and international business professionals. Ross holds a doctorate of philosophy in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with emphasis in performance and sport psychology, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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"[Introducing Your Child to Sports is] An outstanding blueprint for introducing any young person to sports, as well as a great manual for parents looking for answers to questions concerning their child's desire to participate in athletics."
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, The World's Greatest Female Athlete
"Introducing Your Child to Sports answers every question a parent could face at each phase of their child's involvement in athletics, and is definitely an extremely handy parental map for navigating the way to a child's positive and rewarding athletic experience."
Apolo Anton Ohno, 8x Olympic Medalist, Speed Skating
"Who better to write this book than Dr. Ross Flowers? His experience as a star youth athlete, college All-American and team captain at UCLA, and professional athlete - combined with his advanced education, sport psychology career, and being a father of three young athletes - may make him the best person to thoughtfully instruct parents on best practices and avoidable hazards in sport. It gives me great pride to know he's written a book that's needed for the youth community.
Bob Larsen, 2004 Olympic Coach Track & Field, UCLA Head Coach Track & Field
The mental side of training is so important, and I truly believe it makes all the difference in the world. It is a process though, not only realizing the value of working on this aspect of your preparation, but also the trust and confidence that develops in the relationship you build with your Sports Psychologist over time. For me, this was huge.
NCAA Champion, World Championship Finalist, USA Track & Field