January 18, 2018
Roberta is a Sports Psychologist
whose international reputation comes from extensive experience with
designing and implementing specific mental training programs on the
subject of peak performance, team leadership, group dynamics,
communications and motivation. Her involvement with professional
leaders in the corporate, nonprofit and educational sector along
with professional and Olympic athletes has helped individuals,
teams and organizations develop more effective practices for
consistent top performance.
Two of her major passions are in
the areas of Resiliency for Women Leaders and Leadership
Development for Consistent Top Performance for individuals and
teams. She has spent the past several years developing and
implementing customized women’s leadership workshops and
consistent top performance training tools for individual performers
and teams in the business, educational and athletic world.
Roberta holds two master’s
degrees, one in Higher Education from the University of Northern
Colorado and one in Sports Psychology from University of Arizona.
Her Ph.D. from the University of Denver is in Communications,
specializing in its application to individual and team
effectiveness. She played competitive tennis and basketball at
Montclair State College earning her a spot as an alternate to the
Women’s Olympic Basketball team. In addition, her college
tennis record is still undefeated.
Entering her 27th
year in the Purdue Athletic Department, Cathy Wright-Eger has
established a reputation of producing outstanding student-athletes.
From 1987 to 2008, Cathy was the Boilermaker Head Swim Coach where
her teams represented Purdue at the NCAA Swimming and Diving
Championship 20 of her 21 years.
Wright-Eger was named Big Ten Coach of the year in 1990,
Boilermaker Coach of the Year by the Purdue Club of Chicago in
1993, YWCA Salute to Women Award in 1996, and featured in Sports
Illustrated for Women in 2001 focusing on being a mother and a
coach at the same time.
In 2003 and 2005, Cathy was
accorded the honor of being named to the United States Swim Team
staff for the World University Games in South Korea and Turkey
respectively. In 2006, she had the opportunity to take a
small group of US swimmers to the FINA World Youth Championships
setting herself to be chosen to the US Swim Staff for the 2007
Pan-American games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After ending her coaching career
in 2008, Wright-Eger established the John R. Wooden Leadership
Institute for the coaches and student-athletes. She oversees
the development of leadership skills in the emerging leaders and
the captains of all 18 of the athletics teams. She continues
to work with the Athletic Department and is currently the
Leadership Advisor and Professional Behaviorist for the John R.
This summit will be hosted at the historic La Foret Conference
& Retreat Center in beautiful Black Forest, CO.
You will stay together in large cabins with wood-burning
fireplaces and hardwood floors. This rustic retreat center allows
you to take advantage of the unique setting with outdoor activities
and walks. For more information on La Foret Conference and Retreat
Center click here.
Your registration fee will cover accommodations for an arrival on
Friday and departure on Sunday. If you choose to arrive on
Thursday, transportation, lodging & meals will be on your own
until Friday dinner. If you choose to depart after Sunday,
transportation, lodging & meals will be on your own at the
conclusion of the Summit.
If you are flying to the clinic: We will only be
providing transportation to/from the COLORADO SPRINGS Airport on
Friday, April 20th and Sunday, April 22nd. Please arrive between
9am-11am on Friday and depart any time after 1pm on Sunday.
Are you flying into Denver?
If you choose to fly into Denver, you must arrange your own
transportation to La Foret. USA Swimming is not responsible for
ground transportation or chaperoning this travel to/from Denver
If you are driving to the clinic: Please arrange
to be dropped off by 1pm on Friday, April 20th and picked up
between 11am-noon on Sunday, April 22nd.
USA Swimming will chaperone all attendees for this event while
they are participating in the summit. Athletes will be greeted at
baggage claim at the Colorado Springs Airport and shuttled the
venue. On the return, athletes will be walked to security, but once
thru, they are on their own. Parents or coaches are welcome to
travel with the athletes, but will not be permitted to stay on-site
at the venue once the athlete has checked in for the event.
Please contact Morgan Weinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you need assistance with travel.