Sport Psychologist Adrienne Langelier, M.A., has posted a professional and insightful review of Maggie on her award-winning blog, Adrienne Langelier Racing.
Adrienne provides sport psychology consultation, general psychotherapy, and skills coaching for adults and students. She also regularly conducts workshops with athletes and coaches of all sports and levels; including those at the collegiate, professional and elite levels.
…I can’t help reading through a psychological lens. This time I read through an inquisitive one as well as this distance runner knows very little about the discipline of pole-vaulting. All I knew before reading is that it looks both scary and really cool at the same time! I have always secretly admired the grace and grit of a pole vault athlete as well….
From a professional standpoint [Maggie Vaults Over the Moon] would be a good resource for those coping with loss or difficult circumstances, especially adolescents and young adults. It is clear that Overstake understands the experience of a young person, especially an athlete. Professionals in sport or helping areas – including coaches and teachers – may also be interested in this often-entertaining and easy-to-read text.
I would also recommend this book to many of my high school athletes in my practice to help provide a clear example of the notion that circumstances are temporary and don’t have to define you.
Langelier is a member of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP), USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon (USAT) and USA Swimming. She also serves part time as an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University. She practices in The Woodlands and Magnolia, Texas. Her blog has been recognized as a “Top Health and Fitness Blog” celebrating the best wellness, health, and fitness blogs on the Internet.