Fencing Sport PSYCHOLOGY IS FOCUSED ON MIND AND BODY IN ACTION FOR SPORT, HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE.
Fencing Sport Psychology develops training materials which blend contemporary sport psychology and behavioral medicine with traditional Asian Mind-Body systems.
These are based on Dr. Heil’s work with Olympic, Professional and aspiring athletes, as well as his experience as a coach and athlete. They also incorporate input from coaches and athletes.
Fencing Sport Psychology’s underlying unifying principles, services and products reflect mind-body interaction and performance under pressure.
Our Training Guides
Training to master the psychological aspects of fencing
Fencing Sport Psychology’s training materials are designed to systematically prepare the fencer for a competitive environment which demands rapid cognition, complex decision making, frequent attention shifting, instinct-like action and intensity control, and for a long duration competition game day. Fencing Sport Psychology’s overall program supports a broad set of performance skills ranging from the specific, like goal setting, to the holistic such as optimizing sport-life balance.
These training materials are based on Dr. Heil’s work with USA Fencing, where he served as an Olympic team consultant for the Atlanta, Sydney and Athens Games, and as Chair of Sport Science and Medicine for 15 years. The Fencing Competition Master Plan is a result of a team collaboration with Olympic coach, Paul Soter and members of the Athens Olympic Squad.
Fencing Sport Psychology training materials fill a unique niche within sport psychology in that they are fencing-specific. The visual enhancement of the otherwise traditional eye-closed approach to mental training offers a wider range of applications and enhances the skill transfer from training to performance.
DR. JOHN HEIL, DA, FAASP, FAPA
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified Mental Performance Consultant
United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry
Fellow, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Major League Baseball-Substance Abuse Counselor
Past President, Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology
Psychological Health Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA- Lecturer, Psychiatry (since 2009)
Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA-Psychology Consultant, Medical Rehabilitation Unit (since 2019)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Psychology Internship, Salem, VA (since 1992)
Roanoke City Police Academy, Roanoke, VA (since 2003)
International Swim Coaches Association, Sport Science Board (since 2013)
USA Fencing Sport Psychology Consultant (since 1995)
Chip Magdelinskas has been involved in the field of communications for over 35 years. For 12 of those, Chip headed Focal Point Productions, a corporate communications firm he founded. Here he worked with a roster of Fortune 500 clients including Sports Illustrated, CBS Broadcasting, Forbes Magazine, and Group W Broadcasting.
Productions for Readers Digest and LifeFleet have been Telly and New York International Film Festival award winners.
Chip has also held senior communications positions in the health care field at CareLine, Inc., MedTrans, and American Medical Response.
Currently Chip performs communications consulting services while serving as head of Celebrate Life! Productions.