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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Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza dies |

His communication, so much of it came from his ability to listen. He also rvaizza with several U. Watch Joe Maddon reminisce about his good friend, Ken Ravizza, a longtime mental skills coach. He’s going to help you think more clearly in a difficult moment and that’s a good thing.

He had such a knack for that. We lost a great one last night y’all, the good doctor KenRavizza1 was in a league all his own. You could get whatever you want off your ke.

Ravizza was a professor at Cal State Fullerton. Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella contemplated quitting krn game several years ago, though it wasn’t Ravizza who talked him out of it. Angels sign veteran Lucroy to 1-year contract Los Angeles Angels. Ravizza visited with the team recently while the Cubs were in Los Angeles and was scheduled to do so again this week while they are back in California.

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What we’d bet baseball raavizza will be remembered for forever Boston Red Sox. Tampa has ‘really no fan base at all’ Tampa Bay Rays. Everyone is in a rush to share their opinions and share what they know. Huddled with them at their lockers in ravizzs times and bad, he was an ear and a gentle voice — one that will be missed.

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

You are now following this newsletter. Ravizza earned his Ph. Ravizza was there for the players. If you watch how we play — going pitch to pitch, never giving up, staying in the moment — that is what Ken was all about.

Who will counsel MLB, union to avoid labor strife? KenRavizza1 used not only his professional skills, but his genuine compassion, honesty and caring for each individual he connected with.

Sports psychologist Ken Ravizza helped keep Cubs at ease

To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? That he simply cared about you,” Lifrak said.

Ravizza was able to rzvizza with players, whether it was catcher Willson Contreras or pitcher Mike Montgomery. Players may need drastic steps to stir stagnant market 9h Buster Olney. You let whatever you want off your chest. Ravizza came of age at a time when even talking about things like mental skills and sports psychology was taboo, particularly in baseball, where managers had the final word on everything. He also played a part in some of the manager’s favorite sayings.


Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

Who will get the call? When you talk to him, it was great. Tim Mead, vice president of communications for the Angels, remembered Ravizza on Monday as well. A’s hope there’s more growth left for Profar 7d Keith Law.

Be the first to comment Hide Comments. The Dodgers’ Justin Turner posted on Twitter: Continued thru my baseball career. Hall of Fame ballot trivia: Ravizza worked individually kne players on other teams and often maintained ties with former Cal State Fullerton players such as Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, who went on to play in the big leagues.