Studying Meaning in Sport Psychology (Pt3) – Dr Matteo Luzzeri – Meaningful Sport Series
Physical Activity Researcher
This is the third and the final part of our discussion on Meaning in Sport with Dr Matteo Luzzeri. In the previous parts of our discussion, we explored the foundations for the study of meaning in psychology and Matteo's empirical research. In this last part of our discussion, we review the lessons learned from Matteo's studies. What would he do differently if he had all the time and resources? We then explore Matteo's experiences of doing applied work with athletes and situations when questions about meaning arise. And very importantly, Matteo shares his thoughts on future directions in this nascent line of research on meaning in sport psychology. Dr Matteo Luzzeri completed his doctoral dissertation in the field of sports psychology from Florida State University. He is also a professional water skier, a coach, and has a very popular water-skiing podcast (http://www.thewaterskipodcast.com/). For the previous parts of our discussion, see: https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/luzzeri/ https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/luzzeri2/ For Meaning in Sport Questionnaire (MSQ; Luzzeri & Chow, 2020), see: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101783
As a way to celebrate 50 episodes since the beginning of TWSP in August 2019, this episode is the second part of an interview with Matteo Luzzeri.Hosted by Freddie Winter, this two-part series features Matteo's turn in sharing his journey as a skier, coach, tournament organizer, sport psychology expert, and podcast host.In Episode 50b, Matteo shares the circumstances that brought the organization of the San Gervasio Pro Am, the role this tournament had in revamping Pro water skiing in Europe, his ideas about the sport at the highest level, promoting and growing the sport, and the adventure that TWSP is turning out to be… and more!Enjoy 50b ;-)Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-) … and let's keep the momentum going!If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.This episode is brought to you by the PIGOSKI, the first water ski inspired like of apparel created by Pro skier Robert Pigozzi.Get your favorite apparel item at pigoski.com/thewaterskipodcast and show up at the lake with style!If you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please reach out.
As a way to celebrate 50 episodes since the beginning of TWSP in August 2019, this episode is the first part of an interview with Matteo Luzzeri.Hosted by Freddie Winter, this two-part series features Matteo's turn in sharing his journey as a skier, coach, tournament organizer, sport psychology expert, and podcast host.In Episode 50a, Matteo shares the beginning of his passion for water skiing through dad, his ambitions as a junior skier, the decision to pursue studies and water skiing in the United States, and a whole lot more!Enjoy, and see you next week for 50b ;-)Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-) … and let's keep the momentum going!If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.This episode is brought to you by the PIGOSKI, the first water ski inspired like of apparel created by Pro skier Robert Pigozzi.Get your favorite apparel item at pigoski.com/thewaterskipodcast and show up at the lake with style!This episode is also brought to you by the FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethodIf you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please reach out.
Studying Meaning in Sport Psychology (Pt2) – Dr Matteo Luzzeri – Meaningful Sport Series
Physical Activity Researcher
Despite the growing body of research on meaning in life and meaning in sport, the psychological study of meaning in sport is at nascent stages. Dr Matteo Luzzeri has developed the first quantitative instrument to study domain-specific meaning in sport. In this episode, which is the second part of our discussion, he shares the story behind the questionnaire development and the findings on how presence and search for meaning in sport relates to other psychological attributes. We also explore the use of writing interventions in supporting people in discovering meaning, and Matteo shares his own work using this approach with student-athletes. Dr Matteo Luzzeri defended his doctoral dissertation titled “The effects of a meaning-oriented online writing intervention on commitment, stress, and burnout in collegiate athletes” at Florida State University in early 2020. The validation study (together with G. M. Chow) on the Meaning in Sport Questionnaire (MSQ) has been recently published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise; see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101783. Matteo is also a professional waterskier and a coach, and hosts a highly popular waterskiing podcast which is available at http://www.thewaterskipodcast.com/ For the other parts of our discussion, see: https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/luzzeri/
Studying Meaning in Sport Psychology (Pt1) – Dr Matteo Luzzeri – Meaningful Sport Series
Physical Activity Researcher
Psychologists around the world are increasingly focused on questions about meaning. Are people living meaningful lives? What makes work meaningful? What is the role of meaning in psychological health? However, few psychologists of sport have focused their efforts on the question of meaning in sport. One exception is Dr Matteo Luzzeri whose PhD research focused on understanding meaning and its relationship to identity, commitment, and burnout in sport. This first episode with Matteo focuses on the concepts of meaning in life, meaning in work and meaning in sport. What do we know about sources of meaning in peoples’ lives? Can we make a case for domain-specific meaning in sport? Can we apply the meaningful work literature to studying meaningful sport? What about age-related differences in meaning in sport? And what are the possible threats to meaningful engagement in sport? Dr Matteo Luzzeri defended his doctoral dissertation titled “The effects of a meaning-oriented online writing intervention on commitment, stress, and burnout in collegiate athletes” at Florida State University in early 2020. He has also validated (together with G. M. Chow) the Meaning in Sport Questionnaire (MSQ) recently published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Matteo is also a professional waterskier and a coach, and hosts a highly popular waterskiing podcast which you can access at http://www.thewaterskipodcast.com/
26 | Water Skier and Coach Matteo Luzzeri: Strength Through Support
The Injured Athletes Club
In slalom water skiing, Matteo Luzzeri says, “you’re playing tug of war against a 6.2-liter engine boat.” Injury—both from overuse and from sudden, traumatic events—comes with the territory. On this week’s episode, Matteo shares the story of his most serious injury, a ruptured Achilles in September 2014. The experience was all the more challenging because it came at what could’ve been the peak of his career, and after he’d just moved to a new city. With the support of friends and fellow athletes, and expert medical care, he made a return to the water the following spring. On top of his own athletic accomplishments—which include the Italian Championships, a National Collegiate Championship with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2010, and two podium placements on the Pro Tour in slalom in 2014—he’s a coach and just completed his Ph.D. in sport psychology. This combination gives him unique insight into how the mental affects the physical, and the mindset techniques that work to navigate any type of adversity. A huge thank you to Fluid Running H2GO, the only app-based deep-water running system in the world, for sponsoring this season of the Injured Athletes Club. CLICK HERE and use code IAC 30 to take $30 off the full system or the digital bundle. In this episode, we discuss: More about the way injuries are viewed in the sport of waterskiing, including why there’s support in the community around the issue (6:58) His early injury history, and why those sustained outside the sport can be extra frustrating (9:17) How the biggest injury of his career—a ruptured Achilles in 2014—occurred and affected him (13:06) The sage advice he got from another pro about mentally reframing his injury recovery (19:47) The incredible support he received from a friend post-surgery (24:41) How a decision he made about his equipment contributed to his injury, and what he felt about that afterward (27:26) What it was like to get back in his skis after months away (34:09) The empty-chair technique and how athletes can use it in their own mental skills work (44:44) The tremendous power of a social support network in navigating almost any setback (47:25) How athletes dedicated to mastering their craft can view injury as a new puzzle to solve or challenge to overcome (49:31) You can subscribe to The Injured Athletes Club on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts, and if you like what you hear, please leave us a rating or a review in Apple podcasts. That helps other injured athletes find the show. Resources/links we mention: A further description of the empty-chair exercise, from the British Psychological Society Matteo’s podcast, The Water Ski Podcast Matteo’s Instagram and Twitter To access more resources for injured athletes: Join The Injured Athletes Club mailing list, for weekly news and updates Join The Injured Athletes Club Facebook group, for support and camaraderie Email us at email@example.com with questions, guest suggestions, or other feedback DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have heard in an episode of this podcast. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment. Guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experiences, and conclusions, and The Injured Athletes Club podcast hosts nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular treatment option discussed in the episodes of this podcast and are not responsible for any actions or inactions of listeners based on the information presented. The use of any information provided is solely at your own risk.
Dano talks with professional slalom skier and host of the Water Ski Podcast, Matteo Luzzeri. Matteo discusses his Italian upbringing, his collegiate career, getting his PHD in sports psychology and so much more.
Matteo Luzzeri is professional water skier (Team Syndicate), tournament organizer (San Gervasio ProAm, Italy) and pretty much has his PhD in Sports Psychology...he's also got his own podcast: The Water Ski Podcast - http://www.thewaterskipodcast.com This past September, MB sat down with Matteo in the Motorhome for this little chat.
Between rounds at the 2019 California ProAm, MB got to sit down with Matteo Luzzeri for a few. Unfortunately, the camera on Matteo ran out of battery, so we filled in the last few minutes with some 2018 HO Skis film footage of Matteo, for all you visual people out there...
FlowPoint Podcast #26: Matteo Luzzeri (The Professor) with some rapid fire answers
FlowPoint Podcast w/Marcus Brown
Matteo is back, dropping in on us from Italy, the night before he leaves for the Mediterranean Games on the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. It was nearly midnight when we started recording, so we tried to keep this one short and sweet. Topics covered in this episode: Mental Preparation: -Matteo discusses 3 simple tips/tools that you can implement today, to improve your consistency and overall performance New Skill Development: -Matteo discusses some of the hurdles skiers encounter when trying to improve their skiing, as well as one simple approach that can help you get over whatever hurdle you may be currently facing. Personal Success: -Being a student, and ranked top 5 in the world as an overall athlete (slalom/trick/jump combined), The Professor shares his secret for success on the water when time demands are at their limit. San Gervasio ProAm, July 6-8: -Matteo talks about his upcoming ProAm in Italy, already in its 5th year, and some of the reasons for taking on such a challenge as well as what you can expect from the event this year. For more on the upcoming event, and for the live webcast during the event, check his website at: http://www.sangervasioproam.com