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Sports Psychologist Parent Meetings

By Admin, 10/28/23, 9:30AM CDT



Due to multiple factors, the 3/25/23 meeting has been CANCELLED. Thank you for understanding! 

The Shakopee Activities office would like parents to join us for a three part series of meetings focused on mental health of athletes with our Sports Psychologist, Allie Wagener.  Shakopee has launched an initiative this year to partner with Achieve Performance Psychology to make sure our student athletes are taken care of both mentally and physically. Our teams have the option to work with Allie or her colleague Katie during their seasons and now we would like parents to get involved as well! 

Questions for Allie

Do you have a question that you would like to submit to Allie? If so, please click here to ask it. She will answer as many as she can during the next meeting!

November 6th

Pressures & Mental Health of  Athletes

  • Balancing: Sports, academics, social
  • Roles within the athletic environment and how can we support
  • Information on mental health, empowering our kids and healthy strategies

February 5th

Being a Part of the Team as as Parent

  • Education and acceptance of roles for self and athlete
  • Navigating the landscape of high school athletics versus club
  • Strategies for support and communication

March 25th

Dealing with the Hard Stuff

  • Modeling
  • How does what you do/say at home affect your child’s ability to be coached or taught
  • Getting your message across in the most effective ways


Due to multiple factors, tonight's meeting has been CANCELLED. Thank you for understanding! 

Meet Allie Wagener

Allie Wagener, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) who provides clinical services with a specialization in sport and performance psychology. She has worked in the field for over 12 years, training top performers to consistently reach their optimal potential. She works with children/youth, collegiate, Olympic and Professional athletes. Consistent confidence, a growth mindset, and an ability to practice failure in the pursuit of excellence are valued, science-based techniques and topic areas that Dr. Wagener teaches throughout her work. She believes in teaching life skills through the lens of sport. Being a sport psychologist is a privilege and she welcomes the opportunity to work with kids to adults with a wide range of areas to build on.

Dr. Wagener was a four sport athlete (soccer, tennis, gymnastics, track) in high school and played collegiate soccer at the University of Tampa. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa and her Master’s and Doctorate from Wichita State University. She went on to work at the University of Oklahoma and University of Minnesota’s Athletic Departments and as well as the OU Children’s hospital. She has spent the last twelve years working with a wide range of athletes, coaches, parents, performers and business professionals to create meaningful change and progress.

Achieve Performance Psychology

For more information on Achieve Performance Psychology, please go to their website!