Alan Goldberg


Dr. Goldberg was the sport psychology consultant to the 1999 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, and the 2000 men’s soccer NCAA champions. He is the former Sports Psychology Consultant for the University of Connecticut Athletic Department. As a internationally-known expert in the field of applied sport psychology, Dr. Goldberg works with athletes and teams across all sports at every level, from professional and Olympic caliber right down to junior competitors. Dr. Goldberg specializes in helping athletes overcome fears & blocks, snap out of slumps, and perform to their potential. His revolutionary new book, "This Is Your Brain On Sports: Beating Blocks, Slumps and Performance Anxiety for Good!" as well as his book, Sports Slump Busting (LLumina Press), are based on his extensive experience getting individual athletes unstuck and back on track. Outside of sports, Dr. Goldberg works with performing artists, sales and business people, test takers, and public speakers.

Dr. Goldberg is a regular and popular presenter at coaches’ clinics, colleges, and high schools across the country, as well as internationally. He is known for his ability to take the subjects of sports psychology and peak performance and present them in a humorous, practical and easy-to-understand manner. Dr. Goldberg has been a speaker at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and has presented regularly at national coaches’ clinics including Women’s Basketball Coaches, American Swim Coaches, National Soccer Coaches, US Youth Soccer, American Youth Soccer, US Gymnastics, National Softball Coaches, US Sailing, and US Professional Tennis Coaches.

Dr. G trains coaches at every level as well as parents to help insure that the relationships that they develop with their athletes/children are healthy and successful. Over the past 28 years, Dr. G has been committed to changing the landscape of youth sports through the education of coaches and parents, helping them understand what young athletes most need from the adults involved to feel and perform like winners. His workshops focus on the qualities of “good coaching” which include teaching with integrity, developing mutual respect, modeling appropriate behavior, creating a safe environment for learning and excelling, maintaining an adult perspective as to what's really important and understanding that good coaching far transcends the win-loss outcome of an athletic contest.

Dr. Goldberg received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Goldberg is not a licensed psychologist. He has been working in the field of applied sports psychology doing individual consultation for over 28 years and is considered to be one of the leading international experts in the field today. Dr. G is a former #1 singles player for the UMass Minuteman tennis team and twice Conference Champion. His background also includes 22 years of professional tennis coaching experience and a first-degree black belt in Shurin Ryu karate.

Dr. Goldberg is the author of 35 mental toughness training programs and books for athletes, coaches and parents on sports psychology and peak performance. He also writes on the subject of peak performance for a number of national publications including Collegiate Baseball, Swimming World, USA Swimming's Splash Magazine, International Gymnast, Fitness Swimmer, BullsEye News, the NSCAA Soccer Journal, Soccer Jr., The Diver, and Women’s Fast Pitch World, to name a few.

As the Director of Competitive Advantage, an Amherst, Massachusetts-based performance consulting firm, Dr. Goldberg maintains a private practice and an extensive sports psychology Skype consultation service for athletes around the world. He is one of the only sports psychology consultants in the country providing one-on-one phone consultation utilizing Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Brainspotting, breakthrough methods that works closely with the mind-body connection and have resulted in more quickly and more effectively getting athletes unstuck and back on track.

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