Hi, I’m David Naupari. A Mental Performance Consultant in NYC.
Wrestling for over 10 years and being around athletes for most of my life gave me the opportunity to understand the importance of the psychology and the mental side of sport. I have personally seen athletes both break through and crumble due to the demands of their sport. Much like developing strength, speed and endurance, athletes can develop mental skills to work through challenges brought on by sport and during their sporting career.
My goals when working with athletes are to provide them with resources and skills that increase their level of performance in their respective sport, assist them with any issues that may arise throughout their athletic career and assure mental and physical wellness.
How I work with athletes
While every session is tailored to an athlete’s specific needs, the initial session will consist of information gathering. This allows me to better understand who you are as a person, what goals you have and your strengths and weaknesses, so we can better work together. Sessions provide mental skills training for your individual skills and goals. Examples of topics that may be discussed include managing anxiety, motivation, goal setting, mental toughness, focus, managing injuries or negative self-talk. Sessions are conducted virtually and all of the information shared in a session is private and confidential.
David has an athletic background in wrestling where he competed at the high school and collegiate level. He was a 2-year assistant coach at Hunter College. He continues to coach wrestling at a local gym.
David has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in sport science specializing in sport psychology. David has since worked with collegiate softball, basketball, and wrestling athletes as well as amateur and professional MMA athletes.