CHICAGO — Ken Ravizza, a pioneer in sports psychology who worked closely with Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, passed away. Dr. Ken Ravizza, a Cal State Fullerton professor who was among the leading sports psychologists in the nation and a guru of sorts for dozens of. Ken Ravizza, who died Sunday, affected the Cubs and manager Joe Maddon in part by helping them “think more clearly in a difficult moment.”.

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His words were impactful, made you think and were accompanied by passion and understanding. Big questions left over from that will have kem answer Los Angeles Dodgers. Five key stats for hitters on the Hall of Fame ballot 6d Christina Kahrl.

KenRavizza1 used not only his professional skills, but his genuine compassion, honesty and caring for each individual he connected with. On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: Kem also worked with several U. He was always there, he was always happy, he was always smiling. Slugger Cruz, Twins reach 1-year deal Minnesota Twins.

Maddon retained Ravizza as a mental skills coach for several years in Tampa Bay, and Ravizza followed Maddon to Chicago, where several Cubs players credit Ravizza for his work in helping them win the World Series.


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Ravizza died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack kenn week. When you talk to him, it was great. Be the first to comment Hide Comments. His communication, so much of it came from his ability to listen.

Who will arvizza MLB, union to avoid labor strife? We started when I was kicking field goals in college. He had such a knack for that.

Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza dies at 70; mental skills coach for MLB, college teams

You could get whatever you want off your chest. He’s left an eternal impact on all of us. Ken’s message resonated with a lot of different folks, whether you were a professional athlete who had reached the mountaintop, a first-year coach or somewhere in between, Ken was there to lend his voice and help others achieve their dreams.

The best, worst and what’s to come this holiday week Baltimore Orioles. He always had a different perspective and I’ll never forget his voice! Hall of Fame ballot trivia: The two worked together for 30 years.

Ravizza was a professor at Cal State Fullerton. This morning the sports world lost one of the best mental game coaches to ever do it. He also played a part in some of the manager’s favorite sayings.


Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

Condolences on Monday came from college coaches, such as Oregon’s George Horton and Penn State’s Rob Cooper to Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin, who wrote, “Ken Ravizza, simply put, set the bar for mental preparedness in sports and life. He was always there, always smiling. I was lucky to have met him as thousands of others were.

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Viera, featured in E: Now, nearly every Major League team has a sports psychology department. Tim Mead, vice president of communications for the Angels, remembered Ravizza on Monday as well. He was really great to have conversations with.