In this episode, we continue to explore the mental side of the game in our Sports Psychology Series. We are joined by Drury University’s Director of Athletics Corey Bray, standout women’s basketball player, and NCAA Division II Player of the Year, Hailey Diestelkamp, and all-MVC and standout pitcher for the Missouri State University Bears baseball team, Connor Sechlor. Insights and discussion included mental preparation, dealing with anxiety, pressure, playing perfect, and tuning out negative voices. The positive message from the panel gave advice and guidance for athletes, coaches, and other contributors of athletic programs.
Next week, we catch up with Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame inductees Tim Blasi and Mark Stratton. We may also have some surprise guest callers. We congratulate all of the inductees which also include Rich Johanningmeier, Bill Jasinski, Joyce Mahoney and Dick Jones. The banquet will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Oasis Convention Center, 5:00 reception with a 6:00 dinner and program.