Dr. Len Zaichkowsky
University of Alberta '66
Dr. Len Zaichkowsky, a world-renowned expert on sports psychology, will be assisting the Terrier staff in preparing the athletes to reach their potential in both games and practices through psychological and psycho-physiological preparations.
This marks the 21st year Zaichkowsky will be working with the Terriers, and it is believed he was one of the first sports psychologists to be involved with a college hockey team.
A full professor in the University's School of Education, Zaichkowsky has written seven books and presented over 200 papers in sports psychology throughout Cuba, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Some of his most recent papers are invited chapters for the books edited by sports psychologists in Russia, Sweden and Japan.
Included in the Registry of Sports Psychologists by the U.S. Olympic Committee, Zaichkowsky received his bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Alberta (1966), his master's in Sports Psychology from the University of Oklahoma (1970) and his Ph.D. in sports psychology from the University of Toledo (1973). He has served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sports Psychology and as a consulting psychologist for the Boston Celtics. He is also co-director of the Professional Sports Psychology Group, and a board member of Ahead In The Game, a sports psychology website.