Adam Naylor, Ed.D., CC-AASP - Player Development Consultant
Greater-Boston - New England

Dr. Naylor brings over a decade and a half of applied sport psychology experience (Olympic, professional, collegiate, and elite junior) to his clients. Of note, his clients include - US Open competitors, Stanley Cup champions, Olympic/International medalists, NCAA champions, and UFC martial artists. He is also currently the mental game coach for the Bay Club (MA) and Nashawtuc Country Club (MA), coach educator for USA Hockey, Associate Director of Mental Training for the Junior Sports Corporation, and part of the leadership of the Institute for Rowing Leadership. He spent a decade directing the Boston University Athletic Enhancement Center and oversees the Mental Conditioning Services at BU.

Beyond serving as an educational resource for athletes, coaches and organizations, Dr. Naylor currently teaches at Boston University. Over the years he has also taught sport psychology classes at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Mt. Ida College, and Middlesex Community College and sports studies class at Trinity College (CT). He has published in various academic journals and sport science online resources and sits on the sport science and player development committees of a variety of sports organizations. He is currently the Column Editor on Sport Psychology and Counseling for The International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, a bi-weekly contributor to's Get Moving blog, the author of Psychology Today's The Sporting Life blog, and a contributor to the Titlest Performance Institute.

Dr. Naylor obtained his doctoral and master degrees in counseling psychology and developmental studies (specializing in sport psychology) at Boston University. He earned his bachelors degree in psychology, minoring in human movement studies, from Trinity College (CT). He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant. Contact him at Follow him on Twitter @ahnaylor.

Matt Cuccaro, Ed.M. - Player Development Consultant
Greater-Savannah - Hilton Head

Matt has nearly a decade of experience working with athletes, coaches, and administrators on the mental aspects of high performance. Since the summer of 2006, he has served as Director of Mental Training for Junior Sports Corporation (International Junior Golf Academy and Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. While at the academies, Matt has assisted the development of numerous All-American student-athletes. His clients include PGA TOUR, Nationwide TOUR, LPGA TOUR, and Champions TOUR players, as well as college and amateur athletes in a number of sports from around the world.

Matt teaches for the Professional Golfers Career College where he educates aspiring teaching professionals on the psychology of golf, designed a doctoral level course in performance enhancement for the University of the Rockies, shared psychology of leadership concepts with youth hockey coaches in the USA Hockey developmental program, and has been a contributing writer for coaching and athletic publications throughout the country. He is an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and has presented his work at numerous local, regional, and national conferences.

Matt received his Master of Education in Counseling/Sport Psychology from Boston University. Prior to his graduate training in sport psychology, Matt worked for the American Junior Golf Association where he served as the East Canon Cup Captain and United States Representative for the Junior British Open Championship. Contact him at Follow him on Twitter @MentalCoachMatt.

Greg Chertok, Ed.M., CC-AASP - Player Development Consultant
Greater-New York - New Jersey

Greg has over five years of applied sport counseling experience with athletes and coaches ranging from youth to professional status. His clients include high school and NCAA champions, Super Bowl champions, Stanley Cup participants, and Olympic athletes. Greg serves as the Director of Mental Training at CourtSense, a high performance junior tennis academy in Bergen County, NJ, and at Magnus Potential, its fitness training affiliate. At the center, Greg has helped develop programs through which athletes work with professionals in Fitness Training, Nutrition, and Mental Training to enhance overall athletic and personal performance.

Greg has presented at regional and national conferences, and has been featured as an expert on Healthradio’s “Sports Medicine & Fitness Show”. Greg has written numerous articles on the mental game of sport and has contributed to Reuters,, The Wall Street Journal,, Runner’s World Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Life Today, The Chicago Tribune, and SportingKid Magazine, among others. He is on the Editorial Board of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Fit Society Page, and has co-authored The Baseball Starter: A Handbook For Coaching Children and Teens.

He received his Master of Education in Counseling/Sport Psychology at Boston University. He earned his bachelors degree in psychology from Tufts University (MA). He currently co-owns and operates a youth summer baseball academy called Pitch by Pitch Baseball, Inc., in Congers, NY, one of the area’s larger specialty day camps that introduces both physical and mental skills training for young ballplayers. He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant. Contact him at Follow him on Twitter @gregchertok.