|Mike has been an Associate Professor in the Physical Education/Human Performance Department at Central Connecticut State University for five years now. He is also a psychology-performance consultant with extensive experience working with many collegiate, elite, Olympic, and professional athletes on performance enhancement, team and leadership consulting, which include some of the Central athletic teams. He is an editorial board member for two sport science/coaching journals (International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching and Annual Review for High Performance Coaches and Consultants), and a reviewer for Journal of Strength Conditioning. He has written four books on mental toughness training for sport (Coaches Choice Publishing), has several DVD’s on sport psychology-related topics, a series of webinars (Innovative CEU’s) and has submitted a book proposal on sport team leadership.
Ph.D. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. Exercise Science (Sport Psychology Specialization)
M.A.T. Jacksonville University. Jacksonville, FL. Guidance Counseling
B.S. Springfield College. Springfield, MA. Physical Education (Coaching Concentration)
Quantitative and qualitative inquiry into the following sport issues:
- leadership development programming for top collegiate and national teams
- leadership development for youth sport participants and in physical education
- periodization of mental toughness training and team building interventions
- quality of practice habits of top sport competitors
- sources of stress of sport officials
- dissatisfaction experiences of athletes
- sport psychology positions in collegiate athletics
EXS 515: Sport, Physical Activity & Exercise Psychology (Graduate Course)
EXS 507: Human Perspectives in Physical Education (Graduate Course)
PE 525: Concepts in Athletic Regulation (Graduate Course)
PE 422: Motor Learning
EXS 332: Psychology of Sport
EXS 311: Stress Management
EXS 113: Introduction to Exercise Science
PE 279: Methods of Teaching Team Sport
Perform team, leadership, and mental skills training for the following programs: New England Revolution (MLS) Youth Development Program, University of Texas, University of Southern California, Georgia Tech University, Mississippi State University, and others.
Voight, M.R. Invited speaker at AVCA Spring Conference-Men’s Volleyball Championships, Los Angeles, CA. May, 2012
Voight, M.R. Invited presenter at Pittsburgh Pirates Think Tank Workshop. Sarasota, Fl. October, 2011.
Voight, M.R. Leadership development for collegiate captains. USC Captains Corner Invited-sponsored presentation hosted by USC Athletics. March, 2011.
Voight, M.R. Leadership development for coaches and team captains workshop. Invited-sponsored presentation by James Madison University Department of Athletics. March, 2011.
Voight, M.R. Leadership development programming for elite teams-players. Invited/sponsored workshop at the National Soccer Coaches Conference. Baltimore, MD. January, 2011. [snow storm cancelled this trip]
Voight, M.R. & Haley, M. Periodization-Development-Implementation of a team toughness training program for building championship teams. Invited/sponsored pre-conference workshop at the Association of Volleyball Coaches of America (AVCA) Conference. Missouri, December, 2010.
Voight, M.R. “Best of the best: Signature sport psychology techniques that link theory and practice.” Invited presentation entitled Leadership Development for Division I Collegiate Student-Athletes. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference (AASP). Salt Lake City, Utah. September, 2009.
Voight, M.R., Melinda Houston, Dave Yukelson, Ken Ravizza, Gloria Balague, & Greg Dale. Acute Challenges Sport Psych-Team Consultants Confront: A How-To Panel Discussion with Experienced Consultants. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference (AASP). Salt Lake City, Utah. September, 2009.
Voight, M.R. (2011). Sources of Stress and Coping Strategies of Sport Officials. In C. Cooper & J. Langan- Fox (Eds.), Handbook of Stress in the Occupations.
Voight, M.R. (2011). Performance Routines Part II. CTAHPERD, The Bulletin.
Voight, M.R. (2010). Mental toughness training for basketball: Enhancing mental and technical mechanics. Monterey, CA: Coaches Choice Publishers.
Voight, M.R. (2010). What should an executive coach do for an association football manager? Annual Review of High Performance Coaching & Consulting, 77-80.
Voight, M.R. (2010). Pre-competition preparatory routines. CTAHPERD, The Bulletin.
Voight, M.R. (2009). Mental toughness training for soccer: Enhancing mental and technical mechanics. Monterey, CA: Coaches Choice Publishers.