While much of the stress associated with COVID-19 has been focused on not contracting the disease through hand washing, social distancing and staying at home, now people are beginning to face the reality of job security and their financial future while confined to their homes. While Dr. Lauer deals with professional athletes, he has a number of tips and daily mental exercises to keep everyone at home focused and cognitively fit during this pandemic.
Dr. Larry Lauer is a mental skills specialist for USTA Player Development and heads the mental performance team. As a PD team member Larry has worked with junior, transitional pro and professional tennis players, and the national coaching staff, training at the three national player development centers. Larry has a Ph.D in exercise and sport science, specializing in sport psychology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He has been a sport psychology consultant for over two decades with elite tennis players from juniors, college, and pros.