Foul Shot Doc
Barry Wolfson is the Foul Shot Doc. Trained in sports psychology
and the methods that have enabled professional players, like Jameer Nelson
of the Detroit Pistons and Trevor Ariza of the Phoenix Suns, to improve performance and results for themselves and
their teams, Coach Wolfson has helped youth, college, and professional
teams and players at every level improve form
and technique to reach peak performance, especially when it comes to
shooting. He has 11 years coaching basketball at the college level (including
NCAA tournament appearances) and 29
years as a mental health counselor and has helped hundreds of athletes
in a variety of sports improve and reach higher goals. Coach Wolfson
combines his expertise in both fields to help players optimize their
their success, and score under pressure. His approach is grounded in
the fundamentals that good practice is driven by a positive mindset.
a player’s shot is off, using creative visualization, positive
imagery, and progressive relaxation, The Foul Shot Doc™ can reset
approach, both mentally and physically, so that each shot is a new shot…and
a new shot is a good shot.
At age 4, Coach Wolfson learned to dribble under the guidance of St.
and New York Knicks coach Joe Lapchick. What began in childhood
led to professional endeavors. Coach Wolfson served as Head Coach at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and Upsala College and Raritan Valley College in New Jersey. He also served as a shooting consultant for Kean University’s Final Eight team.
Coach Wolfson is credited with taking Quinnipiac University
Women’s Basketball team to a New England Collegiate Conference
championship with a 24-2 regular season record. He also brought them to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. Under Coach Wolfson’s direction, the team ranked 4th nationally.
His efforts re-established Upsala’s Women’s Basketball team,
leading them to their best record ever with an average of 15 victories
each season, an ECAC post-season appearance, national ranking, and a number
of Women’s Intercollegiate Conference Championships, resulting in
him receiving Coach of The Year honors from the New Jersey Nine Conference.
Coach Wolfson is also a trained counselor with a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Master of Science degree
in counseling from Upsala College. In addition to serving as director
a counseling center, Coach Wolfson regularly appears at area colleges
as a guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate studies, and served
as a consultant
to the State of New Jersey.
Coach Wolfson counsels individuals and organizations on issues of personal
improvement, sports confidence, and business issues, all under the precept
and mindset can impact behavioral change and enhance performance.
He is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Association
of Counseling and Development, and the Association of Humanistic and Education