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reginaldReggie Younger Jr.

Is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant #466, by the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) which is the largest sport and exercise psychology professional organization in North America that offers certification to its members (appliedsportpsych.org). He is a graduate and student athlete from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah in Broadcast Communications Journalism with a minor in Child Development. Reggie participated on the varsity teams in basketball and track (high jump) at Mira Mesa High School in San Diego, California where he still holds the high jump record. He was a member of the Weber State University Track and Field team and a three-year letter-man under world-renowned coach Chick Hislop. He is in his third year as the head JV coach for Pinnacle Lacrosse and led the team to a 12-0 record under the mentor-ship of Varsity coach Riley J. Winter.

He received his Masters of Sport & Exercise Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology in January of 2013 and is in pursuit of his licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. His areas of research interest include the psychological aspects of athletic injury, concussion, eating disorder, gender diversity, depression, anger management, mental performance and the role of exercise in mental health and wellness. He is a member of The Association for Applied Sports Psychology, The American Psychological Association, The International Society of Sport Psychology and The APA Division 47 Society for Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology. His clients consist of athletes and entertainers ranging from the ages of 12-65. He was and now is an Abstract Reviewer for the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st annual conferences for the Association for Applied Sports Psychology held in New Orléans (2013), Las Vegas (2014), Indianapolis (2015) and Phoenix (2016). He worked with athletes and the business of sports from various perspectives spending 12 years with the San Francisco Giants organization and USA Baseball and now he looks at it from the sport psychological and performance point of view one on one with athletes and teams.
Reggie has strengths in the study of psychological and mental factors that affect performance in sport exercise and physical activity. He uses the practice of applied sport psychology techniques into everyday settings and with a diverse set of sports. He assists coaches and staff in working with elite professional athletes, collegiate and high school athletes to improve, drive, focus and team cohesion via teams talks and seminar. He has an astute comprehension of applied core theory and research of the physiological motor and psycho-social bases of behavior in sport-exercise settings and has shown the ability to prove and assess case material, to develop and carry out interventions to athletes and teams in sport settings.

He is the founder and leads the VRC Sports Psychology Performance Consulting Group, a consulting firm in North Phoenix Arizona. His clients vary from elite professional athletes, collegiate athletes, high school and on the middle school level. He works with various sports such as lacrosse, tennis, basketball, football, softball and others. He earned his Certification as a CMPC # 466 by the Association for Applied Sports Psychology under the mentor-ship of Mary Oakley Psy.D., CMPC (AASP) #382, Clinical Psychologist of Stride Psychological Services. He has aspirations of building a complex center for health and wellness for Sports & Exercise Psychology.

Reggie, a believer in serving the community, is the Vice President of the Desert Ridge Community Association a suburb of North Phoenix, Chairman of the Design Review Committee, Chairman of the newly created Public Affairs Committee all for Desert Ridge. He is a current member of the Desert View Village Planning Committee under Mayor Greg Stanton and Vice Mayor (Councilman) Jim Warring for the City of Phoenix since 2009. He is also the newly elected 2nd Vice president for the Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association for 2016 to represent and grow the sport of Lacrosse in the state of Arizona. Reggie was newly elected to the position President on June 1, 2016 after serving as 2nd Vice President.

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