SPARKS, Md. — The “US Lacrosse Athlete Mindset Series,” an eight-week webinar series geared towards giving lacrosse players actionable items to improve their performance, will launch on Sept. 24. The webinars will run each Thursday evening into November.

Leading the discussions will be Arman Taghizadeh, M.D., (Dr. T), founder of the Mindset Training Institute, a Maryland-based organization that focuses on building confidence, promoting resilience, addressing mental health issues and maximizing performance.

The individual sessions will feature top athletes from the sport and cover a variety of topics, ranging from confidence to leadership to recovering from injuries.

“We’re excited to come together with Dr. T to examine the many aspects impacting the lives of today's athletes and everyone around them,” said Kevin Greene, Director of Coach & Athlete Development for US Lacrosse. “Our goal each week is to discuss current realities, share in discussion with our members on these realities, and their specific challenges; and help develop a path forward to support the growth and development of our entire lacrosse community.”

Dr. T is a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist who is Board Certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also specializes in Sports Psychiatry. 

He was a high school All-American in wrestling at the Gilman School in Baltimore and then went on to wrestle at the NCAA Division I level at James Madison University. At JMU, he was nominated for the NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. He continues to train and compete as an athlete today, helping to establish relevance and relatability.

Dr. T received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and was selected to be in the Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry (CAPP). He completed his General Adult Psychiatry Residency and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He served as Chief Resident from 2008-2009.

Dr. T has received several recognitions for his work including being selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Society (APA).

Registration for the individual sessions is free of charge. Sign up at www.uslacrosse.org/webinar