Collegiate to host sports psychologist Dr. Naylor

Renowned sports psychologist Dr. Adam Naylor will be speaking to our fall student-athletes, faculty, coaches and interested students on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For parents wishing to hear Naylor’s message, Norfolk Collegiate will host an evening session that same day from 7-8 p.m. in the Hackney Theater. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children, if interested.  

The author of Psychology Today's The Sporting Life blog and The Sport Parent’s Playbook, Naylor's research inquiries lie in understanding best practices for player development and how coaches, parents and organizations create optimal growth environments for athletes.

Dr. Naylor has spent more than a decade educating Olympians, major and minor league professionals, competitors in major collegiate conferences (Hockey East, ACC, Big West, Big Ten, Ivy, WCC) and elite juniors athletes. He leads Telos Sport Psychology Consulting, oversees Northeastern University’s Sports Performance – Mental Game division and is a clinical assistant professor in counseling and applied human development at Boston University. He also is a regular contributor to USA Hockey coach education conferences and serves as an external consultant to a variety of sports academies and school athletic departments.

Dr. Naylor obtained his doctoral and master degrees in counseling psychology and developmental studies (specializing in sport psychology) at Boston University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology, minoring in human movement studies, from Trinity College. He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant.