Dr. Alan Goldberg is a prominent Sports Performance Consultant, author, and internationally-known expert in peak performance strategies. Dr. Goldberg works with athletes and teams across all sports at every level, from professional and Olympic caliber right down to junior competitors, and specializes in helping athletes overcome sports fears and blocks, snap out of slumps, and perform to their potential.
Dr. Goldberg 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 32 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 confident and perform like champions. 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 is the author of 35 mental toughness training programs and books for athletes, coaches, and parents. He also writes on the subject of peak performance and overcoming blocks 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. Dr. Goldberg was the sports performance consultant to the 1999 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, the 2000 men’s soccer NCAA champions and the former Sports Performance Consultant for all athletic teams at the University of Connecticut.
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 mental toughness and peak performance in sports 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 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.
As the Director of Competitive Advantage, a Massachusetts-based performance consulting firm, Dr. Goldberg maintains an extensive Skype consultation service for athletes around the world to more quickly and more effectively get athletes unstuck and back on track.
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