February 7, 2017

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is excited to announce its new partnership with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the preferred organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who provide mental skills training to athletes in order to facilitate their optimal performance.

“The partnership between the NBRPA and AASP provides NBRPA members with a national network of sport psychology consultants available to speak confidentially about personal issues ranging from difficulties with transitioning away from basketball, to starting a second career, to managing changing family roles,” said Dr. Brent Walker, AASP’s Past President. “AASP’s sport psychology consultants have master’s and doctoral degrees in fields ranging from performance enhancement to clinical psychology.”

As part of the new partnership, AASP will be joining the NBRPA’s 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend celebration in New Orleans, LA February 17-19. Along with Dr. Walker, AASP Executive Director Kent Lindeman will also be on hand to provide information to members about the association’s sport psychology consultants, answer individual questions about the new program, and to begin the process of connecting members with an AASP consultant in their area.

Members can visit for more information or contact AASP Liaison Dr. Brent Walker at 646-581-8007 or Members can also contact NBRPA Senior Vice President of Partnership and Business Development, Scott Rochelle at 847-736-1328 or for more information.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.

About Association For Applied Sport Psychology
Founded in 1986, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) has been the preferred organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military, firefighters, police). AASP currently has over 2,400 members in 50 countries worldwide, with backgrounds in a variety of areas including sport science, social work, counseling and clinical psychology.