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by  Dr. Alan Goldberg

You best serve your athletes by keeping the lines of communication open between you and them, and taking the time to keep in contact with them on and off the field. Keep in mind that this “taking an interest” in your players does not involve crossing the lines and appropriate boundaries so important to maintaining a healthy coach-athlete relationship. If the subject matter of your discussions with your players moves beyond your expertise and comfort level, guide your athlete to seek professional input from a competent sports psychologist, counselor or other well-trained specialist.

Dr. 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 and continues to work with their men’s soccer program. He draws from 25+ years of experiences working with athletes and teams of all ages and levels to help you develop motivation and achieve peak performance, no matter at what level you compete! Learn more about Dr. Alan Goldberg at Competitive Advantage.