Anthony Ross - Director
Anthony is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the College of Sport Psychologists (CoSP). He works primarily with children, parents, and coaches in developing well-being and performance in/through sport. Anthony is a leading researcher regarding parental roles in child development through sport undertaking his Masters and Ph.D. studies in the area. Anthony is also a principal contributor to Skillforkids.com where he writes on topics including sport parenting. Previously Anthony played tennis professionally as a doubles player competing at tournaments including Wimbledon.
Scott Draper - Ambassador
Scott is a former Australian Davis Cup tennis player who enjoyed career victories over players including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and Pat Rafter. In 2005 he won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title with Samantha Stosur. Upon retirement Scott embarked on a professional golf career. In 2007 he won his first professional golf tournament at the New South Wales PGA before suffering a career ending back injury. Scott has been the subject of ABC television show Australian Story and also the book Too Good. He now serves as Tennis Australia's Manager of Developmental Tennis for children aged under 16. Scott is married to wife Jessica and they have three children, Jayden, Jamee, and Jett.
Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D.
Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and school counselor. She is the co-author, with Dan Siegel, of the best selling book The Whole-Brain Child (Random House, 2011), which gives parents practical ways to transform difficult moments into opportunities for children to thrive. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and she currently lives near Los Angeles with her husband and their three children. Visit TinaBryson.com to learn more about Tina, subscribe to her blog, and enquire about her national and international speaking engagements for parents, educators, and mental health practitioners.
Cliff Mallett Ph.D.
Dr. Mallett is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the College of Sport Psychologists (CSP). He is also the Director of postgraduate studies in Sports Coaching at the University of Queensland. Cliff is a leading researcher in the areas of mental toughness and positive youth development through sport. He is also a renowned athletics coach who coached the 2004 Australian 400m relay team to an Olympic silver medal. He has consulted to Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Gymnastics Australia, ASC/AIS, Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Lions, and the Queensland Reds. Cliff is married to wife Jill and they have two children.
Gerry Fogarty Ph.D.
Gerry completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Sydney in 1984. Much of his career has been spent at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) where he has occupied various positions, including Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research). He is a founding Director of USQ’s Community and Organisational Research Unit, a unit that has a long history of collaboration with the Australian Defence Force and public instrumentalities such as Queensland Health. Professor Fogarty is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a former Chair of the Society’s Division of Research and Teaching. He is also a member of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychology, with a special interest in athlete career development. Gerry is married to wife Julie and they have three children.
Michael is a registered psychologist who runs an eclectic private practice. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the College of Sport Psychologists (CSP) where he has served as Queensland state chairman. Michael has over 30 years experience consulting to sport parents and children. He also lectured extensively in child psychology at the University of Southern Queensland throughout his academic career. Michael earned his psychology degree from U.C.L.A in California before serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Michael is married to wife Karen and they have two children.
Our approach combines the 4 foundational components that are crucial in consistently leading to more successful sport parenting. These are:
STEP 1: WHY YOU'RE IMPORTANT
Learn why your sport parenting responses are more important than you ever imagined
STEP 2: WHAT TO DO
Learn how to support your child's healthy development and high performance
STEP 3: WHY IT'S CHALLENGING
Learn why sport parenting can be challenging for any parent
STEP 4: HOW TO DO IT
Learn the process that will help you take this knowledge and turn it into action