Meet Our Coaches
Executive Director, Golf
Gylton Da Matta
Executive Director, Volleyball
Executive Director, Tennis
Fmr. Executive Director, Weightlifting
Executive Director, Basketball
Executive Director, Soccer
Dr. Len Zaichkowsky,
As a professor, researcher, and consultant for almost four decades at Boston University, Len pioneered sport psychology by bringing cognitive neuroscience and sports performance together as an interdisciplinary science. His academic textbooks and research publications demonstrated the importance of an athlete's remarkable brain in anticipating and acting on opportunities during competition.
He has consulted with teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, Australian Rules Football, the Spanish men's national soccer team, and Olympic sports organizations around the world. Len is a former president and a fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and currently section editor on psychology for the International Journal of Health & Sport Science. Recently, the American Psychological Association honored Len with the "Distinguished Service to the Profession" award.
Today, Len stays busy advising coaches, teams, and sports organizations on developing athlete cognition. After too many Boston winters, he and his wife now live in Fort Myers, Florida.
He is co-author with Daniel Peterson of The Playmaker’s Advantage and The Playmaker’s Decisions described at www.80percentmental.com