INDIANAPOLIS, Could 20, 2021 – USA Gymnastics at this time introduced the lineup for an athlete-driven dialog on psychological well being, which can happen Monday, Could 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET together with Psychological Well being Consciousness Month. The panel will function Steven Gluckstein, 2012 Olympian in trampoline and present T&T coach; Sam Mikulak, two-time Olympian and psychological well being advocate; and Jessica Renteria, Acro World Championships crew member and present Athletes’ Council consultant for acrobatic gymnastics. Karen Cogan, sport psychologist for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, will reasonable.
This vital dialog will discover subjects equivalent to psychological well being consciousness, decreasing stigma, in search of assets and help, overcoming adversity and managing stress, navigating retirement from aggressive gymnastics, and the way social justice points can have an effect on psychological well being, amongst others.
The panel is open to the general public, and attendees will be capable of submit questions in actual time. You may register for the reside session here. Please observe that house is proscribed to the primary 500 registrants. A recording of the dialogue can be posted to USA Gymnastics’ YouTube channel for many who can’t be a part of reside.
Extra details about the panel members is obtainable beneath.
Karen Cogan – moderator
Dr. Cogan is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Psychological Efficiency Guide (CMPC). She works on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) because the Senior Sport Psychologist for acrobat and fight sports activities and has attended six Olympic Video games along with her groups. Dr. Cogan makes a speciality of athlete psychological well being and has actively participated on the USOPC Inside Psychological Well being Activity Pressure. She has offered assets and coaching workshops to help athlete psychological well being for the USOPC and sport nationwide governing our bodies. Dr. Cogan acquired a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ohio State College, an M.S. in kinesiology from UCLA and a B.A. in psychology, additionally from UCLA. Dr. Cogan authored “Sport Psychology Library: Gymnastics” in addition to a number of articles and ebook chapters. She was a aggressive gymnast for 10 years and competed for UCLA’s nationally ranked gymnastics crew. Her post-gymnastics sport actions have included working, biking and competing in triathlons.
Steven Gluckstein – panelist
Gluckstein is presently a coach at Elite Trampoline Academy in Pink Financial institution, N.J. Throughout his profession, he was a six-time nationwide males’s trampoline champion and five-time synchronized trampoline champion. He represented the U.S. on the 2012 London Olympic Video games and 6 T&T World Championships. In 2010, Gluckstein and accomplice Logan Dooley made U.S. historical past as the primary American trampolinists to develop into T&T World Cup Collection champions. Gluckstein retired in 2016 earlier than transitioning to teaching.
Sam Mikulak – panelist
Mikulak is a two-time Olympian and six-time U.S. all-around champion. A California-native, he was launched to gymnastics on the age of two by his dad and mom who each competed on the collegiate degree. Mikulak is a Michigan alum and earned NCAA crew and all-around championships with the Wolverines. He additionally served as a pupil assistant coach earlier than shifting to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Coaching Middle in Colorado Springs in 2015, the place he continues to coach for the Tokyo Olympic Video games and 2021 World Championships. Final 12 months, Mikulak introduced that the 2021 season can be his final as a aggressive gymnast. As a proponent of psychological well being consciousness, he hopes that sharing his psychological well being journey will encourage different gymnasts to prioritize their psychological well-being and assist scale back the stigma round in search of assets and help.
Jessica Renteria – panelist
Renteria competed in acrobatic gymnastics for 11 years as a member of the U.S. Junior and Senior Nationwide Groups. Jessica and her accomplice have been the primary U.S. senior ladies’s pair to medal at a FIG World Cup occasion. After retirement, she continued to educate part-time, host athlete clinics and choreograph dance routines for gyms throughout the U.S. Renteria is presently an elected Acro athlete consultant and vice-chair of USA Gymanstics’ Athletes’ Council and serves on a number of committees with each the Acro program and USA Gymnastics. Just lately she was a panelist for the USA Gymnastics Variety, Fairness, and Inclusion Panel collection again within the Fall 2020. Renteria earned her bachelor’s diploma in sport psychology and is presently pursuing a grasp’s diploma in kinesiology with particular emphasis in sport and train psychology at Texas Christian College.