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Julia Eyre, CSCS |Performance Coach

Hi! I’m Julia. I serve & teach humans involved in sport and performance.

My athletic and coaching careers converged accidentally. A nomad between Southern USA and Southern Germany, I was involved with every sport available, especially soccer, swimming, equestrian.

Injury ended my athletic career in 2011. A coach introduced me to Strength & Conditioning, and I found a new spot on the bench as team staff. Since leaving the collegiate sport world in 2016, I now research the psychophysiology (brain-body connection) of stress and movement in athletes at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln in Germany. I like asking big questions and (maybe) finding answers.

In asking “how can we optimise athletic performance?”, I found an answer: consistent high performance requires a developed, strong, resilient human first. It’s not only about the sport skills and speed statistics. Physical and mental preparation are the vehicles I use to help athletes prepare for life and to perform at maximum capacity every day. Competition level is irrelevant; the same concept, process, and mission of training still applies - stronger minds, faster bodies, and better humans.

When not engaged in something sporty, I hop across oceans, drink strong coffee, bop to Beyoncé, try to learn something about everything, bother smart people with my questions, and show off pictures of my really cute dog, Liesel.

TL;DR: I help athletes to develop as human beings through physical and mental training so they can perform at maximum capacity. Every time.

I aim to be lion-hearted, but my hands still shake and my voice isn’t quite loud enough.
— Michelle K., Earning Your Rawr

Education

2018-present: Research Associate - Performance Psychology
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Psychology Institute
2017-present:
 cand.M.Sc. Sport Psychology,
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Psychology Institute
2014: Student Research Associate, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Department of Psychology & Sport Science
2012-2016: B.A. Psychology (Clinical) & Sport Science
(Management & Analytics), George Mason University
2012: Human Physiology Apprenticeship,
The Schaffer Method

Certifications

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Level-1 & Level-2
Sports Performance Coach (USAW) Level-1
CrossFit Level-1 Trainer
Trainer F-License (US Soccer Federation)

Languages

English, German

Specialized Experience

Strength & Conditioning
Competitive Sport (Soccer, A-Football, Swimming/Diving, Baseball)
(P)Rehabilitation & Return-To-Play
Biomechanics - Diagnostic & Assessment
Performance Diagnostics & Assessment
Fatigue-/Load Management
Long-Term Athletic Development

Sport Psychology
Goal-Setting & Team Dynamics
Performance Pressure & Stress
Emotional Intelligence
Pain & Trauma Care
Eating Disorders & Athletes

Professional Associations

National Strength & Conditioning Association
United States Weightlifting Federation
U.S. Soccer Federation
American Psychological Association
Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie