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After 11 years on the American Stock Exchange, trading and brokering equity derivatives, Christian left "The Floor" and earned his Masters in Sport Psychology and soon after founded Christian Buck Consulting and the Sport of School Academy. He has consulted with professional and amateur athletes alike, implementing mental conditioning programs in academics as well as a wide variety of sports, including lacrosse, golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, track/field, crew, fencing, hockey, and baseball. He is the author of two books, “The Sport of School: Help Your Student-Athletes Win in the Classroom” and "Thinking Inside the Crease: The Mental Secrets to Becoming a Dominant Lacrosse Goalie."
The Sport of School Academy supports student-athletes during the most critical times of high school or college through weekly meetings in person, or via Skype. This program focuses on three basic components necessary to achieve success in the classroom and on the field: Academic Psychology, Sport Psychology, and the Recruiting Process. The Sport of School Academy was developed to help student-athletes become the best they can be on the field AND in the classroom. Students learn the importance of grades, but more importantly, it helps them recognize that hard work, focus, and creating a personal vision is what will make them successful athletically and academically.
As an expert in team culture and sport psychology, Coach Buck consulted with the Brown men’s lacrosse team, helping them reach the 2016 NCAA Final Four, posting the best record in Brown’s history, and finishing the season with an unprecedented ranking of #3 in the country. He also consulted with Amherst College men’s lacrosse team during their run to the National Championship in 2019. Additionally, as a mental conditioning coach at the IMG Academies (Bradenton, FL), he consulted with athletes attending the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, David Leadbetter Golf Academy, and the IMG Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer Academies.
Christian is also certified to teach “Fearless Golf” – the research culmination of Dr. Gio Valiante which emphasizes the physiological effects of fear during competition. He's consulted with golfers on the Web.com Tour, PGA Canada Tour, Gateway Tour, and the college circuit. He has also worked with world-ranked Long Drive competitors.
Christian grew up and played lacrosse in Wilton, CT, winning two state championships during his time there and finished his four-year high school career with a 46-1 record as the starting goalie. After high school, he went on to play lacrosse at Ithaca College.
What families say about working with Christian:
“Attached is my acceptance letter. You made me realize I could do this. All thanks to you. Thank you! I am extremely grateful for everything you have done for me. My goal now is to be the strongest, fastest, most talented player (on my college team). Thanks again. “— Willie Gould
“I’ve seen such positive change in Pete and his study habits! He has been spending a lot more time working on his homework and studying for tests and quizzes. He has told me that he doesn't want to let you down :) and i know he doesn't want to let himself down, either. I know he's been frustrated by some of the grades he's come home with, but he remains motivated and on task. He has such a newfound desire to improve. He looks forward to your weekly meetings and really enjoys your time together. I have never been able to motivate him the way you have, and I am so grateful!!”— Donna Johnson
“Before working with Coach Buck, my mindset was always to have a strong work ethic, but it was always geared towards lacrosse and what can I do to better my performance and get me to that next level. This included lifting, running, footwork, shooting, stick work, etc. I knew if I put in the time in all those areas of my game, I would get better and be more prepared. It never really crossed my mind that I could translate that same work ethic towards school.The feeling I had after seeing results was eye opening. For me, it’s the same feeling as after you practice something for a while and finally get to do in out on the field in practice or games. Or when you set a new personal best in a certain lift in the gym. If you put in the time every day and consistently work towards something, your goals are attainable!”— Isaac Paparo