What is the psychology of peak performance? How can it help me, my business, or my team? Click on the articles below for more insight and for information on the work of Dr. Sam Maniar and the Center for Peak Performance.
Hawken Announces Partnership with the Center for Peak Performance
Dr. Maniar to Speak about Mental Health in Sports at Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NEOIAAA) Spring Conference on April 25, 2022.
Dr. Maniar Invited to Speak about Confidence at USA Lacrosse "Lax Con 2022" on January 14, 2022.
Dr. Maniar to Speak about Mindfulness and Mental Health at USA Lacrosse "She Competes" Series on September 21, 2021 (virtual).
Dr. Maniar to Speak about anabolic steroids and mental health at the ALL ME Power Lunch on May 19, 2021 (virtual).
Dr. Maniar to Speak at Athlete Foundry's COVID Thought Leader Panel on August 22, 2020 (virtual).
Dr. Maniar to Speak at the 1st annual Symposium of Sport and Mind, November 9, 2018 in Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at CVATD Meeting on October 25, 2018 in Akron, OH.
Dr. Maniar joins the Board of Advisors at Athlete Foundry
Dr. Maniar to Speak at ACH Building Young Athletes Symposium on March 2, 2018 in Akron, OH.
Dr. Maniar to Interview Chamique Holdsclaw at ACTING OUT! Arts Festival on September 14, 2017 in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association annual meeting and clinical symposium on May 12, 2017 in Sandusky, OH.
Sam Maniar chosen to be WVU Bolton Center for Sports Ethics speaker on March 17, 2017.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at 12th annual Summa Sports Health Symposium on February 24, 2017 in Akron, OH.
Sport Psychologist Maniar to Work with Akron Zips.
SPIRE Institute Partners with Center for Peak Performance to help athletes gain a competitive edge.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at the American Psychological Association along with representatives from the NFL office on August 5, 2016 in Denver, CO.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at the Akron Marathon Runner's Institute on July 20, 2016 at the Wadsworth YMCA.
Dr. Maniar Invited to Speak at the "17th Annual Developing Your Knowledge, Skills, and Practice in Sport Psychology" Workshop on July 8-9, 2016.
SPORTS-RELATED PODCASTS & INTERVIEWS
Episodes of the I Love to Watch You Play Podcast with Dr. Sam Maniar can be found HERE
Sport Psychology and Teaching Mental Health. Three Guys in Three Cities podcast
Sport Psychology -- Handling the Pressure. ALL ME® Podcast, Episode 50, Taylor Hooton Foundation
Anabolic Steroids & Mental Health. ALL ME® Power Lunch-Series 1 Women Who Power Lunch, Episode 2, Taylor Hooton Foundation
Sport Psychologist Sam Maniar on Working for the Browns and Searching for Twix. Three Guys in Three Cities podcast
Trash Talking in Sports. WKYC Channel 3 News
Mental Training. Mental Mastery podcast
Mental Health and Student-Athletes. Call to MACtion podcast.
Dr. Sam Maniar Discusses Sport Psychology, Panic Attacks. 1590 WAKR Akron radio interview
Gaining Entry into the World of Professional Sports. Bridging the Gap podcast
RESOURCES FOR SPORTS PARENTS
Ask Dr. Sam (Archives). I Love to Watch You Play
How to be a Good Sports Parent. Mom Squad Pod.
Sideline Parents. aParently Speaking podcast
Kids and Sports. aParently Speaking podcast
How to Help Your Child Feel Confident. I Love to Watch You Play
Why Your Child May be Losing Interest in their Sport. I Love to Watch You Play
How to Create the Right Mindset for Kids. I Love to Watch You Play
OTHER SPORTS-RELATED RESOURCES & ARTICLES
NFL Has Been Slow to Embrace Mental Health for Players. USA Today.
Damar Hamlin's collapse offers mental health lessons in trauma, vulnerability for NFL players and fans. American Psychological Association.
Student-athletes having long overdue conversations about on mental health and life off the field. Bronx Times.
Developing a Growth Mindset. SPIRE I/A Wire.
How to Overcome Game-Day Anxiety. SPIRE I/A Wire.
Confidence: Where it Comes From and How to Get More of It. SPIRE I/A Wire.
Why So Many Athletes are Stressed...and What We Can Do About It. SPIRE I/A Wire.
Coronavirus Is Taking a Toll on Our Running Motivation. Here’s How to Handle That. Runner's World
‘Unconscious rage’: In wake of Myles Garrett incident, professionals believe NFL lagging behind other leagues in mental skills treatment. Akron Beacon Journal
Infertility crisis launched Browns’ Chris Hubbard into mental health advocacy. Akron Beacon Journal
Chamique Holdsclaw's Mind/Game documentary offers inspiration at Acting Out! Fest. Cleveland.com
8 Hacks to Ease Anxiety. I Love to Watch You Play
Free the Mind and Fewer Injuries May Follow. New York Times
Class on Psychological Skills Helps College Athletes Perform Better, Study Finds. OSU Research
College Athletes Look for Mental Edge. ESPN.com
How Athletes Choke and How to Avoid It. Podium Sports Journal
Psychology in the Stadium. APA Monitor
Olympic Superstitions Include Lucky Undies, Fortune Cookies. Fox News
Suicide Risk is Real for Student-Athletes. NCAA Times
Buckeye Head Coach. The O-Zone
Helping Student-Athletes Get Psyched Up. onCampus, Ohio State's Faculty Newspaper
Head Games: Players Learn to Meet Goals in Psychology Sessions. Seattle Post Intelligencer
Somewhere to Turn. Sacramento Bee
BUSINESS & LIFE ARTICLES
When Success Brings You Loneliness -- Medium
How to Let Go and Let Things Happen -- Canvas Magazine
Students Hone their Skills at Accounting Conference -- Leveraging Your Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Your Effectiveness.
Rising Star Winner (Interview). Crain's Cleveland
Best Hotel Gym Views. Travel+Leisure
“Sam has presented at two professional association meetings that I have attended...In both cases he was effective in providing useful and practical information in an engaging style. Sam is approachable as well, so asking questions or offering comments was comfortable during the presentation as well as after. Having observed MANY presentations, I have found that most presenters fall into one of two categories - pure entertainment (fluff) or pure information (boring). Sam is one of the few presenters who finds a balance.”