Team

The hidden world of team sports is typically filled with conflicts including jealousy, unspoken resentments, cliques, and acting out. The coach is left with the enormous challenge of managing these dynamics which often leads to stress reactions in the coach. Dr. Ferraro has been team psychologist for the Womens United Soccer Association where he ran team meetings and conducted individual therapy with team members. He has been the consultant to Tour Edge Golf Company where he provided guidance to their staff of players and he publishes widely in the area of coaching stress. He has consulted with university and high school level teams as well as major multinational corporations on ways to enhance performance. ( video on view is from the film Six Innings to Destiny by Robert Hoffman).

  • Assesses team dynamics and formulates planned strategies to resolve conflicts
  • Supports coaching staff with confidential interactions
  • Understands hidden dynamics and treats the team issues