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Jay Goldstein

Jay Goldstein

Lecturer, Kinesiology

Dr. Jay Goldstein has taught at the university level, ranging from teaching classes on sport and exercise psychology, children in sport, coaching, sport management and event marketing. He has published and presented research nationally and internationally on subjects, including sideline rage in parents of youth athletes and the use of coaching educational strategies and behaviors to foster positive youth development and enhance performance.


SPH | Room 2146

(301) 509-5425


Areas of Interest

Adjuncts and Affiliates

Sports Psychology; Sports Management; Positive Youth Development; Coaching Education; Athletic Performance

Dr. Jay D. Goldstein serves on the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology,  where he teaches "Psychology of Sport & Exercise," "Senior Thesis Seminar," "Transformational Leadership: The Art & Science of Coaching" and “Managing Youth Programs: Sports, Fitness & Education” – an applied sport management class that focuses on creating innovative solutions to change the current youth sports culture using the “Project Play” Initiatives. Dr. Goldstein has worked in professional, amateur, collegiate and youth sports for the better part of the last 30 years, including co-founding his own sports marketing and event management company.

Dr. Goldstein earned his MA and PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in the psychology of sport from the University of Maryland College Park. His area of expertise is the social psychology of youth sports, the study of the athlete, coach and parent interactions related to development and performance. He earned the Master’s Thesis Award from the Association of Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) in 2005.

PhD, Kinesiology (Sports Psychology), 2016

University of Maryland

MS, Kinesiology (Sports Psychology), 2005

University of Maryland

BS, Psychology, 1986

Tulane University



KNES497 Senior Thesis Seminar

KNES457 Managing Youth Programs: Education, Fitness & Sports

KNES350 Psychology of Sport & Exercise

KNES246 Transformational Leadership: The Art & Science of Coaching"

Coach of the Year, Catholic Youth Organization, Archdiocese of Washington, 2012

UMD SPH James Herbert Publication Award, 2008

Master’s Thesis Award, Association of Applied Sports Psychology (AASP), 2005



Goldstein, J., & Iso-Ahola, S. (2008). Determinants of parents' sideline-rage emotions and behaviors at youth soccer games¹. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(6), 1442-1462. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00355.x

Goldstein, J. & Iso-Ahola, S. (2006) Promoting sportsmanship in youth sports, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 77:7, 18-24, DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2006.10597902