I have been a sports professional for decades and worked hard to educate myself in order to be capable of offering ALL athletic services to prospective clients; skill instruction, strength, speed, and overall fitness, and finally the mental game. Relative to "skill" instruction I played and have coached three sports at the collegiate level; was offered professional contracts in 2 sports. Relative to fitness, strength, speed, and conditioning I have an undergraduate degree in exercise science and 15 certifications in fitness, speed, strength and conditioning as a personal trainer. Finally in reference to helping clients with the mental skills such as confidence and focus, I am also a certified mental skills, peak performance coach; with certifications in NLP and Behavioral Change. I have and currently work with all levels of athletes from youth through professional. I also currently mentor high school athletes transitioning to college baseball and college athletes transitioning to professional baseball. As both a physical and mental skills coach I currently work with college and professional baseball players and sprinters; including a sprinter from India.
I have a website focused on mental skills at www.performunderpressuresports.com; a baseball information site; www.allballsnobull.com; and a website for our mentoring service for baseball players at www.gocollegegoprogohome.com. I am attaching my resume below:
Undergraduate degree exercise science; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Played three sports through college; (scholarship athlete) baseball, football, track
University of Wisconsin @ Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin @ Madison
Drafted pro football: Canadian Football League*
Invited tryouts: MLB*
*Did not participate due to multiple concussion issue
Asst. Football coach; Pace University
Asst. Baseball coach; Pace University / Purchase College
High School Coaching
Track Trinity High School
Speed Camps Hamden High School Football
Mental Skills Lecture Hamden HighSchool / Trinity High School
College Professor Equine Science:
Pace University / Department of Equine Science
Conducted innumerable clinics throughout North East Region NCAA;
NCAA finals; Students with 2 first place, 1 third, 2 fourth place
Toured Europe lecturing on American Quarter Horses, Western Equitation, and Western Horsemanship; lectured 14 foreign countries, worked with Mexican Olympic Team
Professional baseball instruction / Semi professional baseball; 20 + years
Player/coach Stamford Vikings
Commissioner; Stamford Twilight League (semipro AABC)
Innumerable charity events benefitting youth and animal charities; Toys 4 Tots, Special Olympics, ASPCA, Humane Society, Upward Bound, Endeavour Therapeutic Horsemanship, Equine Charity, NY Polo, Childrens Diabetes, etc., etc. national and local league and organizations including Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, etc. Women’s Baseball
Produced, Wrote, Narrated; nationally distributed instructional series/baseball; endorsed by all major vendors, coaches, leagues / Series used for coaching certification process: National Alliance for Youth Sports
Fitness / Mental Skills Certifications
Certified CPT National Association Sports Medicine NASM
Certified CPT American Aerobic Association & International Sports Medicine Association
Certified CPT American Council on Exercise ACE
Certified Integrated Core Training NASM
Certified Integrated Reactive Training NASM
Certified Integrated Resistance Training NASM
Certified Neuromuscular Stretching NASM
Certified Cardiorespiratory Training for Sports Performance NASM
Certified Integrated Balance Training NASM
Certified Senior Fitness Specialist NASM
Certified Youth Fitness Specialist NASM
Certifed Youth Fitness NSPA
Certified Program Design Specialist NSPA
Certified Complete Sports Conditioning NSPA
Certified Behavioral Change Specialist
Certified Mental Toughness Trainer / Peak Performance Coach
Certified Life Coach
“College / Pro Prep” Program: www.gocollegegoprogohome.com
Evaluate/Consult/Teach/Train/Place: Transitioning baseball players high school to college and college to professional baseball
Over 60 players successfully placed in college and professional baseball
Conduct Professional baseball camps/tryouts / Atlantic and Can Am League
Conduct speed and agility clinics
Consult for mental skills and peak performance with minor league players
Founder/Owner/President 501C3 nonprofit;
Raising awareness and funding for children and animals.
Foundation featured in numerous charity fundraisers
Patrick Mediate; Ex-Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach; Board of Directors; NSCA
Steve Trimper; Head Baseball Coach, Stetson University
Bill Guererro; Former Head Baseball Coach, Purchase College, Administrator Albertus Magnus College
Tim Davis, All American Athletes, www.allamericanathletes.net
Alberto Martinez; Head of Player Development, Bridgeport Bluefish, Atlantic League
Alan Seraita: Former Owner Torrington Titans; Futures Collegiate Baseball Association
David Scrivines: Cross Country Coach Fairfield University; Regional Scout Boston Red Sox
Written articles on mental toughness (and bullying) published in multiple equine and sports publications and websites
Featured contributor: www.projecthighfive.com
Featured column: www.projecthighfive.com
Speed clinic: Hamden High School
Speaker/Presenter: Equine Affaire; Springfield, Mass. / 120,000 attendees
Peak Performance / Overcoming Fear
Speaker: Equine clinic in South Carolina
Peak Performance in Equine Sports
Consulting high school baseball players for college and minor league baseball players
Producing monthly series on psychology with equine sports competitors
I love sports; not only for the physical excellence they require but for the CHARACTER issues; commitment to peak performance, mental discipline, and hard work ethic. I have also worked obsessively to make myself into the best and most complete teacher/trainer I could be; continuing to further and expand upon my own education. I especially love becoming educated in the mental aspects of sports performance which I feel are the "next" and greatest frontier of peak performance. Above all else, I enjoy seeing my clients fulfill their ambitions and dreams.
I had always had a love affair with horses and bought my first horse with Karl and trained with him. Frankly I went from being perhaps overly confident to a quiet assured confidence based on knowledge and understanding of the horse, the situation, and most importantly myself. I knew I was capable. I knew I was going to do well. What Karl did to my mental game was amazing.
I bought a barrel racing horse and, to tell the truth, I don’t know why I did because quite honestly I was terrified; terrified of the horse, of working with the horse, of showing; everything. What Karl did for me was amazing. I am not just riding, I am confident and aggressive and having a blast. Not a game changer; a mind changer.
Karl has done clinics throughout our area for years. He markets them as “problem solving” clinics … which they are … and he has NEVER not found a fix for a horse or a situation. As he often says, the problem often is the “situation” and the “job” the owner is asking the horse to do. If there is not a fit, there will be problems. So he is advertised as working with the horses; i.e. “problem” horses but the amazing thing that happens in the course of all this is that the owners and the riders gain confidence and, when you think about it, it makes perfect sense because they come in with a problem and NOT KNOWING how to fix it and then they leave with confidence because now they know. It is NOT a horse problem clinic it is a people problem clinic. He removes their fear and gives them confidence.
I have been showing hunter/jumpers for ten years and out of curiosity attended one of Karl’s clinics. His diagnosis of my issues was absolutely spot on. The exercises he gave me improved my riding 1000%. Of infinitely more importance was his diagnosis of my “show ring jitters”. He has quite literally given me a new “viewpoint”. I ride with confidence and joy.
All instructional work begins with a two step process: (1. Where is the student at NOW; i.w. an evaluation of curent skill sets and (2. Where does the student want to go: i.e. "the goal". I am very big on instruction and information. All athletic movements are broken into "parts" with the whole movement being a composite of the parts. This way the student knows how to PREPARE and train themselves. The most important aspect of this is NOT just correct execution but the ability to correct and adjust. Secondarily I evaluate functionality and stability and strength and finally mental skills.
I played and have coached three sports at the collegiate level. I have a degree in exercise science and multiple certifications in strength and conditioning and mental skills/peak performance coaching. I have worked in minor league baseball; have consulted with playes transitioning from high school to college and college to professional and currently evaluate, teach, train and place athletes in college and professional baseball. With equine sports I have been a college professor and have lectured extensively both here and abroad.
The pricing in this area is something shaped geographically. My standard starting rate is $80/hr.; space rentals are added on top.