Who is Sports Mentalytics?
|Sports Mentalytics provides athletic mental performance management tools for athletes, parents, and coaches. We combine sport and organizational psychology assessments with analytics to deliver unparalleled insights into the mind of an athlete or team. At Sports Mentalytics, we assist athletes and coaches with managing the mental aspect of athletic performance. We assess the needs of each athlete and provide detailed reports on the mental factors of preparation and competition. Our process involves a systematic approach to uncovering the unique mental attributes of each athlete and implementing mental strategies to develop weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. We have also partnered with several coaches, former athletes, and instructors to provide our athletes and teams with a complete performance enhancement experience. With Sports Mentalytics, athletes and coaches are equipped with the information they need to reach the highest level of performance.
Brian J. Marentette, PhD Founder & President
Dr. Brian J. Marentette is the founder and president at Sports Mentalytics. He is an expert in the field of performance management, organizational psychology, psychometrics (i.e., the assessment of mental skills and abilities), and statistics/analytics with over 10 years of experience in consulting, research and teaching in these areas. Dr. Marentette leads all assessment, analytics, development, and consulting for Sports Mentalytics. Dr. Marentette holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and is a Professional Member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Marentette completed his Ph.D. research with Dr. Suzanne Bell, an international expert on team performance. Dr. Bell is currently a lead researcher on the CREWS (Crew Recommender for Effective Work in Space) project helping NASA select and develop teams of astronauts for long-distance space travel (e.g., mission to Mars). Dr. Marentette was the co-head coach of the Holt, MI high school varsity lacrosse team in the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons. Dr. Marentette played varsity ice hockey, golf, and lacrosse at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI and was awarded Male Athlete of the Year in 2001 at Pioneer High School for being the only male athlete in his graduating class of 500 students (including several DI, DII, and DIII-bound athletes) to obtain a varsity letter in three different sports.
Casey Cittadino, Partner and Head of Business Development
In 2001, Casey Cittadino was an un-recruited high school athlete who got a last minute opportunity to play lacrosse for the Towson Tigers, practically as a walk on. Casey eventually became a 2x Captain, All American, and ranked amongst the top 50 players in school history. He went on to play Major League Lacrosse for 9 seasons (7 with the Denver Outlaws & 2 with the Charlotte Hounds). He has also been a part of the 2014 & 2018 FIL World Games for Team Israel as both a player and a coach. Having always been fascinated with one’s Athletic MindSET and truly wanting to develop athletes, Casey partnered with Dr. Brian Marentette to bring Sports Mentalytics to athletes at all levels.