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!
Pressures & Mental Health of Athletes
Being a Part of the Team as as Parent
Dealing with the Hard Stuff
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.