KELLEY CASTLE, MS, CMPC
APA and AASP Member
Certified Mental Performance Consultant ®
Administered by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
Kelley Castle has a Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology, with an emphasis on Diversity in Sport. When she is not working directly with athletes, her research focuses on Olympic silver medalists, uncovering what it takes to try again after setback, loss and disappointment. Her mission is to empower athletes both to live and compete with sustainable mental health and performance excellence.
In her private practice as a Certified Mental Performance Coach she works with elite athletes to train their mind to reach their goals using the latest research in sport psychology. She works with individuals and teams at the highest levels of their game to help them develop the necessary mental skills to both be and do their best as they pursue excellence. Her client base ranges from elite youth, NCAA D1, to professional and world class athletes.
She has experience working with NWSL, MLS, WSL, UEFA, Pac-12 basketball, Pac-12 soccer, Pac-12 swimming, Pac-12 football, Pac-12 Track and Field, WCC tennis, WCC golf, SEC soccer, Big 12 football, Big 12 soccer, Amazon executives, NCL Cycling, WNBA, and National and Olympic team athletes from 6 countries in track and field, snowboarding, basketball, swimming and soccer. While her mental performance coaching work is focused on professional and collegiate athletes, she also works regularly with business teams and competitive youth athletes who want to take their performance to the next level.
She is also a DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) Team Training Facilitator. In this role she works with coaches, administrators, athletes and organizations to educate and equip their teams with an understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all that they do. In this work, teams gain insight and understanding of each other as well as themselves; and each player, coach and team walk away with specific goals and action plans for ongoing work beyond the allotted training time together.
Kelley's approach is to coach athletes as people first, and then as masters of their sport. People are mind, body, soul and spirit, so each training session is geared to train the total athlete for pure performance. Her training and personal experience with performance psychology, mental health, team development, as well as being a former athlete and coach herself, allows her to approach mental performance of each athlete with a total, lifelong perspective of them as a person, not just a performer.
She provides consulting services primarily via Telehealth, in order to be able to support athletes all over the world. While coaching is mainly virtual, she does travel for competitions, extended individual work, or team workshops if preferred.
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