Rob Tuckman has been working for the past 25 years as a school counselor providing psychological support for students in Elementary, Middle and High School. Along with his responsibilities as a mental health professional, Rob has also coached athletes at the varsity, junior varsity, middle school and collegiate levels in sports such as Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer and Wrestling.
The combination of Rob’s experience providing psychological support and his athletic coaching experience has provided an expertise in working with both male and female athletes. A member of multiple sports boards and organizations, Rob has presented to student athletes, parents and coaches, on many topics dealing with athletic performance. These include: “How to bring your play from good to great”, “Love the Game!: A presentation to parents on how to keep the love of the game in youth sports” and ” Overcoming your mental: How to get out of your head and onto the field.”
Rob’s athletic experience spans over forty years as he has played at the high school (Soccer, Wrestling, Lacrosse), collegiate (Lacrosse), and post collegiate (Lacrosse) levels. Along with team play, Rob has also trained for and completed seven Marathons. For the past twenty five years, Rob has coached a multitude of sports, with his primary in Men’s lacrosse where he continues to coach at the High School Varsity Level. Rob is also the father of a son playing Lacrosse in the NCAA with another son going off next year to play as well. Rob has taught yoga and personal training and uses both in his coaching experience.
With his many years of coaching, playing and counseling experience, Rob brings an understanding and an insiders perspective to the challenges that athletes are facing today. Highly involved in college recruiting for athletes as a school counselor, coach and a parent, Rob is well versed in the stressors that accompany this process and can be a great asset in managing and finding the right fit. Rob also works well with males and females in youth, high school and college athletics in areas such as student/athlete balance, confidence, pressure, transitions, loss of play, performance anxieties, etc. Along with his experience in sports, Rob also has a comfort and understanding in working with artists, musicians, and thespians as he has a daughter who finds her happy place on the stage (sometimes with Rob playing along).