Lisa E. Cohn and Dr. Patrick Cohn

Helping Young Athletes Improve Performance

The Ultimate Sports Parent by Peak Performance Sports was developed by Dr. Patrick Cohn, a leading “mental game” expert at, and his sister Lisa Cohn, a parenting writer and sports mom to four children.

Youth Sports Psychology provides sports parents, coaches, and educators with the cutting edge programs for enhancing sports parenting and youth coaching skills to boost kids’ mental game toughness and success sports.

Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Virginia in 1991, specializing in sports psychology, and founded Peak Performance Sports in 1994. Dr. Cohn is an author, professional speaker and one of the nation’s leading mental game coaches. His coaching programs instill confidence, composure and effective mental strategies that enable athletes and teams to reach their performance goals.

Dr. Cohn has consulted with numerous high-profile teams, including the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR winners, NHL Players, National Motocross Champions, and PGA Tour professional golfers, among them Brian Watts and J. L. Lewis. Click here to visit Dr. Cohn’s website, Peak Performance Sports.

Parenting Writer

Lisa Cohn is an award-winning parenting writer and author whose stories have appeared in the Huffington Post, Mothering, the Christian Science Monitor, Parenting and other publications.

She’s the host of Ultimate Sports Parent Radio, a podcast that attracts up to 4,000 downloads per episode. Lisa is a sports mom to three young athletes and is a former youth sports coach. Lisa played three sports as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct. Visit for more information about her work.

Mental Performance Coaches

About Jaclyn Ellis, M.S., MGCP

Jaclyn Ellis, M.S., MGCP, is a mental performance coach for Peak Performance Sports. She earned a Master’s degree from Illinois State University. Her passion is working with athletes, coaches and parents to enhance both performance and enjoyment of sports.

She has a background in competitive sports including soccer, volleyball and tennis. She also performed in advanced show choirs for many years. Additionally, she was a competitive youth head soccer coach in Bloomington, IL.

She has provided mental performance coaching to youth and elite athletes in various sports. Jaclyn has experience using cognitive programs like NeuroTracker and Eye Matrix to improve an athlete’s eye-tracking movements and cognitive functioning.

About Georgia Miller, M.E., MGCP

Coach Georgia Miller, M.E., CMPC, MGCP is a mental performance coach for Peak Performance Sports. She earned a master’s degree in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College. She is a certified Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) and is a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC) with AASP.

Georgia is a mental performance coach for athletes in all sports including baseball, gymnastics, golf, basketball, softball, field hockey, wrestling, ice hockey, musicians, dance, and football. She specializes in working with young athletes, high school athletes, college, and sports parents in all sports.