Dr. Richard Ginsburg is a clinical psychologist in the MGH Department of Psychiatry, where he works in the adult and child psychiatry outpatient department. He has 15 years of professional research and work experience with children, adolescents, and young adult populations in the context of sports, as a coach, teacher, and clinical psychologist with a specialty in sports psychology. A sports psychology consultant for the Harvard Menís Lacrosse Team, Dr. Ginsburg provides talks and consultations to high school teams in the Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, DC areas. An experienced athlete at the high school and college levels, he played lacrosse and soccer at Kenyon College, where he won all conference and all midwest honors. A member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School, he previously taught at the Williston Northampton School, where he coached soccer, diving, and lacrosse. Dr. Ginsburg is the co-author of Whose Game Is It, Anyway? : A Guide to Helping Your Child Get the Most from Sports, Organized by Age and Stage.

Workshops for physical education teachers and coaches:
Learning to Manage the Pressure to Perform:

Working with Athletes and their Parents We are living in an extremely competitive and outcome oriented culture that is influencing schools, programs and families across the country. In particular, the pressure to perform in the sports arena has increased dramatically over the past decade. With the emphasis on college scholarships and elite teams, coaches at the youth and high school levels are increasingly under the scrutiny of parents who attend practices, offer their opinions freely, and coach their children from the sidelines. How do coaches develop successful teams that help young athletes perform to their best ability while developing strong character? How do coaches manage challenging input and behavior from parents? How do coaches manage teams with varying degrees of athletic talent? In this workshop, we will develop effective team mission statements, pre-season letters to parents, and an overview about the most effective ways to understand athletes of all ages and help them achieve to their potential. Full day course.
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