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Rate: $1.25 a minute
Credentials: MA, Sport Psychology, JFK University
Age Groups: 12-17, 18-26
General Speciality: Performance enhancement
Specific Speciality: Coach / Parent Education, Exercise/Fitness/Health/Well-Being, Leadership, Sport Mental Training, Team Culture / Cohesion
Performance Focus: Baseball, Basketball, Tennis
Coach Dan has a passion to help others be the best performers the can be! After graduating from JFK University with a Master`s in Sport Psychology, he started a private practice, Hoops Minded, geared towards helping basketball players and other athletes in their sporting pursuits. Coach Dan comes from a Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment framework and mixes breathing techniques and meditation with cognitive behavioral techniques in partnership with athletes to assist them in their sport.
Coach Dan has worked with numerous youth and professional sport organizations, including the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors Youth Basketball departments, the 92nd Street YW-YMHA, and as a Workshop Facilitator with Positive Coaching Alliance. He is currently the head coach of a Varsity HS basketball team in Oakland, CA, where he lives with his wife and son.
As a mental performance coach and a basketball coach, Coach Dan`s mix of experience allows him to understand and assess the unique demands of each individual. In working with athletes, Coach Dan uses a supportive but challenging approach in helping players unlock the abilities inside of them.