AASP Special Interest Groups (SIG)


  • To stimulate scholarly and professional growth
  • Increase interest in a particular, focused, topic  


  • Opportunity to work with other AASP members who are passionate about a focused scholarly and/or professional practice topic
  • An annual SIG meeting at the AASP conference
  • Recognition of the SIG on the AASP web site and the opportunity to attract new group members 

Creating a New SIG

  • Identify at least 10 current AASP members interested in forming the SIG
  • Generate a name for the SIG and the SIG mission statement
  • Complete the SIG Proposal Form
    (download form here; submit to info@appliedsportpsych.org

SIG and Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Coordinators will complete and submit an annual report of SIG activities and membership to the Research and Practice Division Head
  • SIGs will undergo a review once every three years; inactive SIGs will be discontinued

Active AASP SIGs

SIG Coordinator
Achievement Motivation    David Cutton
Adaptive Sport and Physical Activity Amanda Leibovitz
Anger & Violence in Sport Mitch Abrams
Business Ownership in Sport Psychology Erika Carlson
Coaching Science

Kristen Dieffenbach and Susan Sotir

College/University Counseling Center Craig Rodgers
Eating Disorders Amanda Schlitzer and co-chair Dana Voelker
Exercise Psychology and Wellness Melissa Madeson
Fencing John Heil
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Hannah Bennett
International Olympic Sport Psychology Peter Haberl
Media in Sport Michele Kerulis
Military Performance

Tim Herzog

Performance Consulting in Collegiate Sport

Sheryl Smith

Performance Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Ben Barone
Performance Excellence Lisa Miller
Positive Psychology for Sport and Exercise Lisa Miller
Positive Youth Development through Physical Activity John McCarthy
Psychology of Sport Injury Megan Granquist
Race & Ethnicity in Sport Angel Brutus
Soccer Brad Baumgardner
Teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology Bruce Klonsky and Tami Eggleston
Women in Sports Leeja Carter
Youth Sport Brandonn Harris

To join or learn more about a particular SIG, contact the SIG Coordinator.

If you would like to coordinate a SIG in need of a coordinator, contact the Membership Services Head, Lani Lawrence.

Interested individuals also are encouraged to attend any of the SIG meetings held at the AASP Annual Conference.

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