Archive for April, 2009

International Sports Professionals Association

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact:     Dr. John Mayer, President
The International Association of Sports Professionals

International Sports Association Locates in Chicago, IL  USA
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Chicago, IL—April 24, 2009— Dr. John E. Mayer (Chicago, IL)  president, announced the location of the International Association of Sports Professionals ~ ISPA in Chicago, IL. (USA) effective immediately.
The world of sports exudes controversy and the professionals who serve sports and athletes are often in an insightful position to comment on the social, physical and behavioral issues surrounding sports and athletes at all levels.

Dr. Mayer brings over 25 years of experience as a clinical and sports psychologist to the organization; Mayer specializes in teenagers and families, and is a noted author of several books, and a national lecturer and consultant. He has been featured in the media frequently and is an outspoken commentator. His most recent appearance will be on the Discovery Investigative Channel appearing in the series, Escaped! His first show in this series airs April 27, 2009 at 10:00 PM EST. Next, he will appear on that same series, May 18, 2009, at the same time and same channel.

Mayer remarks, “This is a turbulent time for sports. The problems within the world of sports should be addressed from within. More than ever, we professionals who serve athletes, coaches, the sports industry, families of athletes, schools and sports organizations should have the highest credentials and we need to speak out on the issues to ensure that sports participation is safe, drug free, and healthy physically, emotionally, and educationally.”

The ISPA is instituting an aggressive membership drive to review credentials of professionals who serve sports. It is particularly interested in expanding its credentialing of coaches, citing the critical need for coaches at all levels to be credentialed to train athletes.

The International Association of Sports Professionals (ISPA) is the largest credentialing service for professionals in sports. The ISPA sets standards for its membership by providing professional services to the sports world spanning children’s sports to professional athletes. The ISPA includes a wide variety of professional occupations from coaches, sport psychologists, physicians, accountants, agents, physical therapists, chiropractors, nutritionists, sport physiologists, trainers, and more. ISPA designates that member professionals adhere to a strict code of ethics and have met the highest standards in their fields to provide professional services to athletes and to sports. ISPA maintains a National Register of sports professionals; professionals listed in the register are the top professionals serving all domestic sports at all levels.
For more information, please contact Dr. John E. Mayer at 312-920-9522 or write to, or 55 East Washington Street, 38th Floor, Chicago, IL  60602.  More information regarding ISPA can be found at