Icebox Athlete President Spencer Wood is honored with an invitation to be a featured speaker at the 2010 NCAA Final Four
In April, 2008, Spencer Wood, President of Icebox Athlete and one of the premier sports performance consultants in the nation, made his third NCAA Division 1 Final Four appearance for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association of America and delivered two seminars on mental skills and toughness training to some of the country’s finest coaches.
Over 300 coaches gathered in Tampa, Florida at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Division 1 Final Four to hear Spencer speak on performance consistency, big game preparation, mistake management and clutch performance.
Spencer has already accepted an invitation from the WBCA to return to speak at the 2010 NCAA Final Four to be held in San Antonio, Texas.
Icebox Athlete President Spencer Wood speaks at the 2006 NCAA Final Four
Spencer Wood, one of the leading sports performance trainers in the U.S., was recently a featured speaker at the 2006 NCAA Final four in Boston addressing “Mental Skills & Toughness Training for the 21st Century Athlete.” Wood added to many of the existing mental skills & toughness training principles that he presented at the 2005 NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.
The NCAA Final Four and WBCA had prepared 500 seats for the presentation and were forced to turn away coaches at the door after squeezing over 600 coaches into the auditorium.
“The response, attendance and feedback was tremendous, and I think this further underscores the incredible need and opportunity for mental skills and toughness training. Coaches and athletes have always understood the importance of mental skills, but now with increasing specialization and competition in sports, many are finally doing something about it. The 21stCentury athlete wants to train and develop in an environment where he or she can get the best in both physical AND mental training.”
Icebox Athlete President Spencer Wood speaks at the 2005 NCAA Final Four
Icebox Athlete President Spencer Wood recently addressed 800 coaches at this year’s Coaches Roundtable at the Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis, Indiana. Speaking on Mental Skills & Toughness Training for the 21st Century Athlete, Wood delivered an overview of the skills necessary to compete at the highest level of any sport. He commented;
“High levels of physical skill and explosive power are now ubiquitous among most elite athletes, mental skills and toughness traits are not nearly as common. Contrary to traditional thought, these skills, namely Composure, Concentration, Confidence and Commitment can be trained as effectively as any physical skill…with a systemic approach to mental skills and toughness training rapid performance improvements are possible for every athlete and every team at every level.”
The Coaches Roundtable followed the Russell Athletic National Coach of the Year Awards Ceremony with presentations to NCAA Division I, II, & III coaches, in addition to a Victory Club award presentation to Rutgers University legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer