About.

Winning in Sports offers cutting-edge training and special resources to esports competitors and teams interested in taking their mental games up to the next level. You can learn the same strategies and methods used by Olympic Champions, police SWAT officers, and US Army Special Forces to perform your best under extreme pressure.

Dr. Greene offers one-of-a-kind coaching for competitive gamers due to his unique background and experience. He was a Division I athlete and West Point graduate who majored in revolutionary warfare. In the Army, he was an Airborne Ranger and Green Beret who became a CID Special Agent, Counter-Terrorism Instructor, and Olympic Sports Psychologist. He later taught musicians at Juilliard how to perform well under pressure and win professional auditions. 

With the help of his Assessments for gamers, Dr. Greene can pinpoint specific areas where individual competitors and teams can make the most improvements in the least amount of time. He can also guide them to their best performances in competition under pressure when it counts.

Dr. Greene’s background with military warfare and as a sports psychologist, make him uniquely qualified tooffer one-of-a-kind coaching for both individual competitive gamers and teams. He was a Division I athlete and West Point graduate who majored in revolutionary warfare. In the Army, he was an Airborne Ranger and Green Beret who became a CID Special Agent, Counter-Terrorism Instructor, and Olympic Sports Psychologist. He has also taught numerous musicians at Juilliard how to perform well under pressure and win professional auditions.

With the help of his Assessments designed specifically for gamers, Dr. Greene can pinpoint areas where individual competitors and teams can make the most improvements in the least amount of time. He can also guide them to their best performances in competition under pressure when it counts.

 

Lieutenant Don Greene, US Army
Executive Officer, 255th Detachment
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

How Dr. Don Greene’s background fits Esports.

 

Don Greene attended the US Military Academy at West Point where he studied conventional military tactics and strategies, and majored in revolutionary warfare. After graduating, Lt. Greene went through paratrooper and artillery training. In Ranger School, he learned small unit tactics, hand to hand combat, mountaineering skills, jungle warfare, desert survival techniques, and qualified with small arms weapons (M16 rifles, 81 mm mortars, 12 gauge shotguns, recoilless rifles, grenade launchers, and M60 machine guns).

Lt. Greene was the first in his West Point class to be assigned to a Special Forces Group. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his service in the Green Berets before he was selected for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID). He went through Special Agent’s training and was assigned to covert operations in the states. After three separate undercover operations, Captain Greene resigned his commission and finished his Master’s Degree in Forensic Science. He then worked as an investigator for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. He also taught college courses in forensic science and counter-terrorism.

Don received his Ph.D. in Sports Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego. For his doctoral research, he tested the sport psychology technique of Centering with the San Diego Police SWAT Team in a live-fire, move and shoot course, known as Hogan’s Alley. He trained half the SWAT Team’s officers in Centering, while the officers in the control group received no instruction. This study proved that Centering significantly improved the performance and judgement of SWAT Officers shooting under stressful conditions.

After graduating, Dr. Greene trained several other SWAT Teams and consulted with the FBI’s National SWAT Team. He also served as the Sports Psychologist for the Olympic Diving Team, World Championship Swimming Team, and 27 National Champion athletic teams. After years of training Olympic and professional athletes to perform their best under pressure, began teaching students at The Juilliard School ways to win orchestral auditions and Broadway contracts. A ten-time author and TED educator, Dr. Greene recently designed two new assessments specifically for individual esports gamers and team players.

 

Assessments.

The online assessments for esports gamers measure the status and readiness of their mental game, as well as identify their competitive strengths and critical areas for improvement. Each assessment takes about 12 minutes to complete. The Esports Individual Player Assessment measures 29 separate areas involved in performing your best in solo competition under pressure. These areas include: competitive energy, ability to risk, tactical familiarity, attentional control, and mental toughness. The Esports Team Play Assessment measures 25 separate areas involved in performing your best in team competition under pressure. These areas include: information processing, non-verbal reading, goal orientation, responding, and leadership role. Immediately after completing an assessment, individual gamers and team players will receive their own unique profiles. These profiles will identify the specific areas needing the most improvement, with explanations of what each of the low scores mean, as the starting point for progress. 

 

Assessments for Esport Gamers.

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Esports Individual Player Assessment.

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The Esports Individual Player Assessment measures 29 separate but related areas involved in performing your best in solo gaming competition under pressure. These areas include: competitive energy, ability to risk, tactical familiarity, attentional control, and mental toughness.

Ideal for
  • Esports individual gamers interested in performing better under pressure

  • Esports individual gamers preparing for important competitions

  • Esports individual gamers who are interested in one-on-one sessions with Dr. Greene

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Esports Team Assessment.

About

The Esports Team Play Assessment measures 25 separate but related areas involved in performing your best in team gaming competition under pressure. These areas include: information processing, non-verbal reading, goal orientation, responding, and leadership role.

Ideal for
 

  • Esports team gamers interested in performing with teammates better under pressure
  • Esports team gamers preparing for important team competitions
  • Esports team gamers who are interested in one-on-one sessions with Dr. Greene

Individual Sessions for Esport Gamers.

Getting Started.

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30-Minute Introductory Session and Esport Individual Player Assessment.

This combination includes the appropriate Assessment paired with a personal consultation with Dr. Greene to validate the results of the individual Assessment. During this 30-minute Skype or phone conversation, Dr. Greene addresses the specific areas needing special attention. In addition to answering questions, he will provide a roadmap of resources for continuing independently at one’s own pace.

Next Session Options.

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1 Hour Follow-Up Session for Esport Players.

For competitive athletes, esports gamers, golfers, coaches, or golf teachers who want more information or a better understanding of specific solutions to their individual issues. This 1-hour private session provides the opportunity for an in-depth dialogue with Dr. Greene to reach a  deeper understanding of problem areas, their underlying causes, and practical solutions.

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5 Hour Session Package for Esport Players.

For individuals looking to make significant changes and improvements in their performance or facilitating learning, this option provides the opportunity to work with Dr. Greene over an extended period of time. This will allow a deeper exploration of his revolutionary approaches to peak performance and accelerating athletic learning. This package includes the Centering course (valued at $99). Centering is the primary strategy taught by Dr. Greene to help people focus, control their energy, and perform their best under pressure.

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10 Hour Session Package for Esport Players.

This package is the one most recommended by Dr. Greene and used by gold medalists from the Games in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Rio, champion race car drivers, Olympic coaches, and highly successful golf teachers. This option provides the opportunity to collaborate very closely with Dr. Greene over considerable time. You will gain a thorough understanding of his revolutionary approach to athletic learning and proven strategies for performing well under extreme pressure. This package includes the Centering course (valued at $99). Centering is the primary strategy taught by Dr. Greene to help people focus, control their energy, and perform their best under pressure.

Individual Session FAQ.

How many sessions will I need?

Each person is different. Dr. Greene can usually determine the number of sessions after you take the appropriate individual Assessment and validate your profile. The average number of sessions per client generally falls between 3-12 sessions.

How will I meet with Dr. Greene?

Dr. Greene is available through phone, Skype, or in-person. Dr. Greene is based in Los Angeles,  California.

Who are Dr. Greene’s clients?

Dr. Greene has a wide variety of clients. He has trained sport competitors, coaches and teams, as well as golf teachers and golf schools. He has helped athletes at every age from 7 to 81, and every level from amateur and junior high school, to college, as well as Olympic and professional sports. He worked with coaches and teachers at the US Olympic Training Center, Golf Digest Schools, Vail Ski School, the American Swim Coaches Association, Skip Barber Racing Schools, and the World Championship Swimming and Diving Teams.

How often will I meet with Dr. Greene?

Sessions are based on your availability and Dr. Greene’s schedule. However, Dr. Greene normally holds sessions with individual clients once per week or a minimum of once every two weeks.

What is expected of me when working with Dr. Greene?

In addition to each private session, Dr. Greene will assign homework in the form of reading, listening to audio programs, watching videos, and completing exercises specifically tailored to your individual needs and goals. You will be expected to complete the assignment(s) prior to the next session.

With what age and level of client does Dr. Greene work?
Dr. Greene works with both amateurs and professionals alike. The minimum age is 13 years old. Dr. Greene has worked with clients in their 80’s.
What is the process to start sessions with Dr. Greene?

You can contact Dr. Greene through the contact form on this website. If you are an athlete, gamer, or golfer, you can request a link to purchase the appropriate Assessment to complete before a 30 minute, private consultation with Dr. Greene by Skype or phone. In this session, he will validate your individual competitive or learning profile, discuss your questions, and outline potential courses of action for you to take to improve your sports learning and/or performance under competitive pressure.

If you are a coach, golf teacher, or team administrator, you can inquire about a 10-minute complimentary Skype session or phone call to discuss your interests or those of your athletes, team, or students.

What if I am in a different state or country?
Dr. Greene works with clients from all around the world via phone or Skype. The only consideration is factoring in the differences in time zones.
What is Dr. Greene's cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel and appointment with Dr. Greene, please do so within 24 hours of the appointment. If a cancellation is made in less than 24 hours of the appointment, Dr. Greene is not required to make-up this appointment nor issue a refund.