Director of Mental Training
Greg Chertok, M.Ed., AASP-CC, is the Director of Mental Training at CourtSense. His professional interests are in developing high-level mental and physical conditioning services for athletes and high level teams.
He has given seminars and workshops to coaches, parents, youth, professional athletes, Super Bowl champions, Stanley Cup participants, and Olympians. He has most recently presented at pre-NFL Combine training sessions in Chicago, the USA Hockey Coaches Convention, Bergen Community College, New York University, DAANJ (Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey) national conference, the NJ-based Professional Sports Medicine Associates’ Annual Symposium, and sport psychology conferences at the regional and national levels. Greg has also been featured as a Sport & Exercise Psychology expert on National Public Radio (NPR), SiriusXM’s “Doctor Radio”, Healthradio’s “Sports Medicine & Fitness Show”, CaptainU radio, and Voice America’s “Enter the League”. Greg has been featured in Reuters,ESPN.com, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, CNN.com, Runner’s World Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, SportingKid Magazine, Men’s Life Today, Family Circle Magazine. He is on the Editorial Board of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Fit Society Page, and has co-authored a book geared toward youth baseball coaches entitled The Baseball Starter: A Handbook For Coaching Children and Teens. Greg is also a member of the NYC Marathon’s Psyching Team. He received his B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and his M.Ed. in Counseling specializing in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Boston University in 2007. While at Tufts, he captained the 2006 baseball team and finished his career as an ESPN The Magazine Academic Regional All-American and a New England College All-Star.
He currently co-owns and operates a youth summer sports academy called Pitch by Pitch Baseball and Sports Camps, in Congers, NY, one of the area’s larger specialty day camps that features both physical and mental skills training for 6-14 year old athletes. He is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology as well as a Personal Fitness Trainer.