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"I would like to express my thanks for the superior character education workshop you provided the students of Lafayette Mills School. My teachers and students learned a great deal from your program. The results can be seen throughout our school. Asking children to continually ask the best of themselves is critical in building and maintaining a positive climate in any school. Your program was customized to meet the needs for the district and school. You worked diligently at ensuring these needs were met in each grade level. You followed up with each of us. The teachers and students are looking forward to your next program during the next school year." Continue reading
Keith’s support and efforts have been a constant throughout the season. His availability and willingness to help has been an enormous benefit to our team. I believe that our team has taken what they learned in Keith’s workshop and used it to their advantage. The lessons learned have been a key component to our success as a team. Ms. Shanna Vitale, Head Field Hockey Coach, 3 time Division III Coach of the Year, SUNYAC Champions 2012, 2013, SUNY New Paltz. Continue reading
“When building a program, a critical “piece” to this puzzle is creating chemistry and a feeling of unity within your team. Keith has done a terrific job of using creative and fun team building exercises to help us put our pieces together. As coaches we can control a great deal of the “tangible” aspects of the game, but quite often it is the “intangibles” that create the difference. Keith Waldman has helped us to maximize this key component. It has helped to bring out the best of our players both on and off the court.” Stephanie Gaitley, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Fordham University, Coach of the Year. Continue reading
Mr. Keith Waldman provided an incredible environment for both our staff and players to development leadership skills that promoted a better team chemistry for everyone involved. He gave us a significant foundation to continually reference as the challenges of a typical season were presented to us. He helped our team understand team roles, team strengths, and commitment to team goals. Ainslee Lamb, Head Coach, Boston College Field Hockey Team, Head coach for the U.S. U17, U19 and U21 national teams. Continue reading
Keith worked with our team twice this season: 1. He spent a day with us in preseason, helping us build team unity and trust with a very large squad and 2. He spent an evening with us before we went into the playoffs, again with the emphasis on team building, presenting a great exercise that left our players feeling good about themselves and the team. All the exercises and suggestions were right on target and played a huge part in making our season a very successful one. Leo Weil, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Johns Hopkins University, 2013 Centennial Conference Champions, NCAA Elite 8, Ranked #6. Continue reading
"We have had Keith on our campus numerous times working with a variety of our teams. He has always been received very well by the student-athletes. I think what separates Keith from many other leadership speakers is that he gears each session toward that particular team and what is going on with the squad. He also provides the coaches with his own insights afterwards which has been received very positively. I definitely recommend Keith come to your campus." Holly Sheilley, PhD, Assistant AD for Championships and Student Development, University of Louisville & NCAA, Athletic Director, Transylvania University. Continue reading
OPA Winning Teams has been so helpful in the growth of our program. Keith Waldman does an amazing job connecting with the team and then having them understand the significance of what they are doing and how it relates to not only basketball but to each other. Every exercise is clearly thought out and has a meaningful purpose. I have utilized Keith numerous times over last couple of years and I have never been disappointed with the result. Lynn Milligan, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Rider University Continue reading
"For the last four years our team has had a great regular season but we were never able to win the big game because our players were playing not to lose rather than to win the game. However, after working with the team during preseason, Keith was able to transform the mindset of our players in order for them to effectively deal with adversity. As a result of our vastly improved mental toughness we were able to win our conference championship, state championship and we finished the season with a 21-1-1 overall record." Chris Laughton, Head Boy’s Soccer Coach, Norwalk High School. Continue reading
We began using Keith and OPA about 6 years ago. We have him come in and work with the team at the beginning of the season. Through different team work activities he helps the teams recognize strengths, weaknesses and aids them to develop goals and a theme for the season. Throughout the season the team identifies with their theme and work on their strengths and weaknesses. It is a great foundation for team building for the season. Continue reading
Keith Waldman from Optimal Performance Associates helped our student-athletes grow in the area of team chemistry and mental toughness. Through his interactive workshop, student-athletes were able to develop the mental toughness of his/her sport and achieve optimal team chemistry. Keith enhanced the Missouri State teams on various levels which included collaboration, trust, working through mistakes, communication and individual development. Continue reading
"The Northeastern Field Hockey Team thoroughly enjoyed working with Keith Waldman from Optimal Performance Associates. Despite the content of Keith's work having a level of difficulty for any team tackling group tasks, Keith made the team exercises fun and allowed the team to fully enjoy the experience." Cheryl Murtagh, Northeastern Field Hockey Coach, 360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA. 02115. Continue reading
"I highly recommend Keith Waldman and Optimal Performance Associates. Keith came to our campus and worked with each athletic team focusing on team bonding, leadership, and goal setting. His “Raising the Bar” program is an excellent mixture of practical information, challenging questions, and fun activities all geared towards getting teammates on the same page. Keith possesses a strong knowledge base in sport psychology and has a great presentation style. Our student-athletes and coaches all enjoyed working with Keith Waldman and OPA." Continue reading
"Keith Waldman of Optimal Performance gave the best seminar our program has ever had. His team-building activities allowed our players to focus on common goals, and made them understand the value each individual brings to the team. We will be able to use this experience to build outstanding team themes and goals. His professionalism and positive approach helped to increase motivation and self-esteem of our players. We are going to use the experience of the seminar as a springboard for a successful season." Continue reading
"Thank you for supporting our field hockey team! You helped change many of us on the team by being more confident in playing and the way we play our game. We are doing so well this season and it has to with a bunch of little things that we did during our pre-season team building workshop. Thank you for everything you taught me and my teammates." Continue reading
For the last two years Optimal Performance Associates took an original approach to our Leadership Training at the annual CUNYAC Leadership Seminar. Rather than dictate a set of skills to learn over time or merely engage in open discussion about the challenges of leadership, OPA lead a series of interactive activities and games that forced student-athletes into positions of leadership. Continue reading
"Mr. Keith Waldman has proved to be a valuable asset to the Rowan University Athletic Training Department. He is very effective in helping injured athletes overcome psychological barriers to return to participation. In addition, he has been instrumental in helping a number of athletes overcome anxiety issues related to performance. He has also conducted a significant number of team building sessions Continue reading
"Keith Waldman and his associates at OPA have a very unique and creative approach to performance enhancement and team building. They are able to teach important and effective psychological skills in fun and stimulating team-building activities. His series of team initiatives are a must for managers, supervisors, and coaches who are seeking to improve communication patterns, performance levels, and skill development among their employees, players, and teammates." Continue reading
To learn more about how Optimal Performance Associates can support your team building needs, feel free to email or call us at 1-888-868-3380. We will be happy to answer your questions and to schedule a meeting or phone conference to discuss how we can address your company's specific team building needs.