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Instructor, Kinesiology
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health


Dr. Jay D. Goldstein serves on the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, The University of Maryland at College Park where he teaches “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 M.A. and Ph.D.in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in the psychology of sport from the University of Maryland at 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.

(With all due respect to Julius Erving) Dr. Jay has taught at the university level, ranging from basketball and soccer instruction to teaching classes on sport and exercise psychology, children in sport, sport management, event marketing, as well as stress management.  He has published and presented his research nationally and internationally on such subjects as sideline rage in parents of youth athletes, and the use of coaching educational strategies and behaviors to foster positive youth development and enhance performance.