Professional Counseling & Consulting. Dr. Stankovich offers individual professional counseling services, as well as professional consultation in the areas of athletic performance enhancement, culture and philosophy; wellness and productivity; and leadership.
Changing Habits for Life Success. If you have ever had trouble stopping old, bad habits or beginning new, good habits then this seminar is for you. Changing Habits for Life Success incorporates both theory and applied tips and techniques designed to help you understand how habits develop, why they become automatic, and what you can do to immediately change your life for a better tomorrow! This seminar will help you: Understand the reasons why people develop habits (both good and bad) Learn how emotions impact habits like “emotional eating” Identify triggers that immediately impact subconscious thinking and behaviors Examine how human perception impacts habit development Develop realistic and lifelong personal game plans to help you start new, healthy habits while …
Drug & Alcohol Assessment for Student Athletes who Violate School Code. Assistance provided to student athletes and their families, includes clinical assessment and report.
Peak Performance for Coaches Seminar. This on-site seminar teaches coaches about the critical contemporary issues in interscholastic sports, as well as how to continually develop a personal coaching philosophy. Coaches will learn how to help their student athletes play their best (and safely), while also learning how to apply athletic transferable skills to life. Coaches will also learn how to stage a pre-season meeting with parents, conduct themselves appropriately by using responsible boundaries when working with children, and develop communication and conflict resolution skills needed to work better with parents. The end result of this training seminar is a coaching staff better prepared to identify potential problems before they occur, while better managing their own stress levels so that they …
Parent Community Forums. A sample of topics is provided below. Understanding the realities of playing college and professional sports Signs of youth sports burnout and overtraining (and what to do) Clinical issues student athletes experience (eating disorders, performance anxiety, depression, and other common problems) The dangers of performance enhancing supplements Improving communication between you and the coach Developing a portfolio for your child to send to college coaches Sport specialization versus sport sampling (pros and cons) Helping student athletes identify and use athletic transferable skills Athletic Performance Enhancement (goal setting, focus, and concentration skills) Motivating athletes for success
Peak Performance Seminar for Student Athletes. This seminar teaches student athletes the basics of mental preparation as it applies to focus, goal setting, relaxing under pressure, confidence development, handling anger and adversity, and a number of other performance-related skills. This seminar also includes Excellence in Athletics Performance Cards. Sport Performance Assessment (SPA) testing. Teams and/or entire athletic student athlete groups can be tested using this 50-question assessment tool designed by Dr. Stankovich that reveals student athletes strengths and weaknesses in focus, confidence, mental preparation, and other important aspects related to athletic performance. Leadership Seminars for Student Athlete Captains. This seminar teaches student athletes the importance of their visibility to the school and community, as well as how they can use …
Christopher Stankovich, Ph.D., PCC, (Founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems) offers sport-performance services based on research and applications borrowing from several inter-related fields of scientific study, including sport psychology, sport sociology, sport philosophy & ethics, physical education, kinesiology, health and nutrition, and various additional related sport sciences. Sport Performance Science encompasses holistic training and is not limited to mental and emotional “problems” athletes often experience. Instead, this contemporary, psychosocial approach to sport performance involves macro training designed at improving team/school/organization culture, as well as individual training needs including athletic performance and off-field personal issues and concerns. A strong emphasis on life skills is present throughout all training programs and counseling relationships, with a special focus on the value and direct …
“Dr. Stankovich is a well-respected, leading national authority in sport psychology and has helped thousands of athletes reach their full potential. His programs are very easy to learn and can be implemented for immediate on-field success. You don’t have to have “psychological problems” to see the results from his mental training techniques. I highly recommend these products for all athletes, all ages and all skill levels!” Paul O’Neill, Former New York Yankee great and 5-time World Series Champion   “Chris has done great work in the field of performance especially meeting the needs of parents. His youth/parent sport products are a must for all parents and youth coaches.” Bob Tewksbury, Major League Baseball All-Star Pitcher and Sports Psychology consultant for …
  The video above is a brief interview demo reel for Dr. Chris Stankovich. It highlights his work as a sport performance expert on local and national news programs.
Dr. Stankovich is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems, an athletic counseling and human performance enhancement center.  Dr. Stankovich has written/co-written five books, including Positive Transitions for Student Athletes, The ParentsPlaybook, Mind of Steel, Optimal Balance for Life Success, and Sport Success 360°; and has had hundreds of articles published on topics related to sport psychology and athletic success.  Additionally, he has been featured for his work in USA Today, ESPN, New York Post, Washington Post, Street & Smith Sports Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and ABC World News. Dr. Stankovich is known as “The Sports Doc” for his featured television segment on Ohio News Network (ONN), NBC4i Columbus, and Columbus …