Benjamin Strack, PhD
Dr. Ben Strack is a licensed psychologist and certified sport psychology consultant (CMPC). He has consulted with professional athletes across multiple sports (MiLB/MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA, MLS/USL), Olympic and Olympic aspiring athletes (Women's Indoor Volleyball, Swimming, Speed Skating, Fencing, Sprint Kayaking, Track and Field). Dr. Strack serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor, University California, Riverside School of Medicine and founding faculty, UC Riverside sports psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Strack also serves as the team sport psychologist for OC Soccer Club (USL). Dr. Strack is author/editor of the sport psychology book “ Applications of biofeedback and neurofeedback in sport psychology ” (2011). He is a former division I college baseball player and founding partner of Proball Inc., private baseball academy. During the 1999 and 2000 MLB seasons, he was the batting practice pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. From 1999 to 2004, he was hand-picked to pitch in the MLB Players’ Association and ESPN’s Big League Challenge Home Run Contests where he was the personal pitcher for Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Raphael Palmeiro, Jose Canseco, Shawn Green, Magglio Ordonez, Andruw Jones, and Troy Glaus.
Dr. Strack is a United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry Member, 2017 President of the Orange County Psychological Association and a co-chairperson for the Optimal Performance/Functioning division of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback . He is also an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Baseball Coaches Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).