Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast

Dr. Caroline Silby shares how “strategies to align sports performance with capability” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

July 1, 2019

Dr. Caroline Silby shares how “strategies to align sports performance with capability” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:


  1. The Sports Scene should be used to model and develop confident, healthy adults.
  2. Align sports performance with capability.
  3. We have to identify the qualities that make you successful but also identify the qualities that need to have balance.
  4. Works with the American Girl company on projects empowering young girls through books


You can find Dr. Silby and her books at:


So you know she is legit:

Caroline Silby, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate and Master Degree of Sports Psychology from the University of Virginia. She is a nationally recognized expert on the development of elite athletes, author of, Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes (St. Martin’s Press, 2000, 2001), contributing author to, Sports Secrets and Spirit Stuff (American Girl Company, 2006) and The Female Athlete (Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard & Springer Publishing, May 2016) and just released A Smart Girls Guide: Sports and Fitness: How to Use Your Body and Mind To Play and Feel Your Best (American Girl Company, February, 2018). Dr. Silby spent twelve years as adjunct faculty at American University and continues to serve as a consultant to their sports teams. She has worked on an individual basis with two Olympic Gold Medalists, over 20 Olympians, two Paralympian Gold Medalists, four World Champions, fifteen National Champions, dozens of professional dancers and hundreds of National Team members and Division I student-athletes, teams and their coaches.           

As an elite athlete, Dr. Silby was a member of the National Figure Skating Team. She later served on the U.S. Figure Skating Association Board of Directors, Athlete Advisory Council and Sports Medicine Committee. Dr. Silby was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council, Collegiate Sports Council and Finance Committee.   Currently, she serves on the Sports Medicine Committees for the United States Figure Skating Association as well as the Professional Skater’s Association and is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for American Ballet Theatre. Formerly, she served as President of the Board of the Southwest Women’s Law Center and on the Education Committee for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Dr. Silby has served as a spokesperson and consultant to the American Girl Company and is completing her second book with the company. She is a speaker for the US Department of State Sports United program. She has been a contributing writer to Sports Illustrated, Pointe Magazine, CheerProfessional and is an expert advisor to Faith Popcorn’s BRAINRESERVE, Center for Sports Parenting and Title IX Sports.

In her role as a featured speaker for SportsUnited, a US Department of State program, Dr. Silby has worked with basketball, tennis and soccer athletes and coaches from Morocco, Swaziland, Australia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Colombia.

Dr. Silby is also a curriculum creator for Winning Play$, a financial education program for high school students, focusing on the psychological, emotional, and behavioral aspects of money. The program won the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Economic Education Award in 2010. She also serves on the Advisory Board for FabLab, a Fox television series, aimed at encouraging girls to become engaged in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Dr. Silby is a sought-after expert and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Tru-Television, ABC-Wide World of Sports, Oxygen Television, NPR and the Mitch Albom Show. She resides in Annapolis, Maryland where she has an active national practice.


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