About Austin Alvarez, M.A.
Mental Performance Consultant
Austin Alvarez, M.A. is a sport psychology trainee and mental performance consultant. He works closely with athletes to set effective goals, build greater self-awareness and improve confidence. Austin earned a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Azusa Pacific University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Azusa Pacific University and is pursuing his certification as a mental performance consultant (CMPC). Austin intends to become a licensed psychologist once he has completed his PsyD degree. Austin was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball, and soccer. He also coached football and basketball at the high school level and he currently teaches undergraduate classes in general psychology and stress and coping methods at Azusa Pacific University.
About Kojo Arhin, M.A.
Kojo Arhin, M.A. is a registered Psychological Assistant that provides individual consultations with athletes and teams. Kojo earned a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology and is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in sport and performance psychology. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Kojo intends to become licensed as a psychologist. He is also a certified mindfulness practitioner.
He Played professionally as a wide receiver in arena football for the Billings Outlaws and as a former scholarship athlete in football at Northern Arizona University and a certified strength and conditioning coach Kojo's professional work and athlete experience is broad and unique. His work in mental skills training includes high school football, draft preparation training for NFL bound college football players, NFL veteran player's off season preparation, professional tennis, amateur tennis, soccer, track and field, basketball and baseball.
Kojo has worked with hundreds of athletes around the country over his 13-year career as a coach and consultant. He enjoys helping individuals, teams, coaches, and parents develop mental strategies to optimize their performance when under pressure. Kojo’s passion is to help athletes and performers unlock their potential.
About Dr. Strack
Dr. Ben Strack is a licensed psychologist and certified sport psychology consultant (CMPC). He has consulted with professional athletes across multiple sports (MiLB/MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA, MLS/USL), Olympic and Olympic aspiring athletes (Women's Indoor Volleyball, Swimming, Speed Skating, Fencing, Sprint Kayaking, Track and Field). Dr. Strack serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor, University California, Riverside School of Medicine and founding faculty, UC Riverside sports psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Strack also serves as the team sport psychologist for OC Soccer Club (USL).
Dr. Strack is author/editor of the sport psychology book “ Applications of biofeedback and neurofeedback in sport psychology ” (2011). He is a former division I college baseball player and founding partner of Proball Inc., private baseball academy. During the 1999 and 2000 MLB seasons, he was the batting practice pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. From 1999 to 2004, he was hand-picked to pitch in the MLB Players’ Association and ESPN’s Big League Challenge Home Run Contests where he was the personal pitcher for Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Raphael Palmeiro, Jose Canseco, Shawn Green, Magglio Ordonez, Andruw Jones, and Troy Glaus.
Dr. Strack is a United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry Member, 2017 President of the Orange County Psychological Association and a co-chairperson for the Optimal Performance/Functioning division of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback . He is also an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Baseball Coaches Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).