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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He also played a part in some of the manager’s favorite sayings.

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

This morning the sports world lost one of the best mental game coaches to ever do it. I felt like he never stopped learning from us even though he was trying to help us learn at the same time. Ravizza, a regular in the Cubs’ clubhouse, joined the team as a consultant in when Maddon was hired as manager.

On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: Life is crazy, one minute you’re gavizza and the next you’re mourning. Ravizza’s last book, “Heads-Up Baseball 2. What we’d bet baseball in will be remembered for forever Boston Red Sox.

Ravizza was able to connect with players, whether it was catcher Willson Contreras or pitcher Mike Montgomery. He was always there, he was rafizza happy, he was always smiling. Big questions left over from that will have to answer Los Angeles Dodgers. Ravizza was a professor at Cal State Fullerton.

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Cubs sports psychologist Ravizza passes at 70

M’s letter explains firing of performance director Seattle Mariners. He was always there, always smiling. No different than your ravkzza coach or your pitching coach or infield coach.

Rest easy buddy, thank you for everything. Ravizza is survived by his wife, Claire, and daughters Monica and Nina. 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 kn World Series.

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Chicago Cubs remember sports psychologist Ken Ravizza

Viera, featured in E: Everyone is raviaza a rush to share their opinions and share what they know. Garrido was the Fullerton coach when Ravizza started working with the Titans baseball team in Now, nearly every Major League team has a sports psychology department. He also worked with several U.

How defense helps or hurts players on the Hall of Fame ballot Kfn Braves. Ravizza, 70, was a favorite of Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who knew and employed Ravizza for decades.

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Be rvizza first to comment Hide Comments. 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 major league baseball players, died Sunday night, six days after suffering a heart attack while driving in Orange County. This one features a cover photo of Anthony Rizzowho stressed how far mental skills have come over the years. The two worked together for 30 years.

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Said infielder Tommy La Stella: You could get whatever you want off your chest. Several Cubs players expressed condolences via social media Monday. 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. Five key stats for hitters on the Hall of Fame ballot 6d Christina Kahrl.

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