About

I am a mental performance coach based in New York City helping young and professional athletes maximize their performance through stress management and confidence maintenance. My clients range from individuals to large groups in many types of sports including: tennis, table tennis, gymnastics, heptathlon, karate, swimming, soccer, golf, and softball. I also work with professionals and teams to implement effective training programs designed to reduce stress, successfully manage internal balance and to maximize their performance.

Furthermore, I am a speaker and I have provided many workshops for athletes, coaches, students, professionals on a wide range of topics (Game Face Program, motivation, stress management, mental toughness, individual differences, winning attitude, goal setting, pre-performance rituals, the role of families in high-performance athletes etc.) in the US, in Europe and in Asia.

Additionally, I published “Get Your Game Face On Like The Pros!” and have contributed to the Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective and to the Journal of Human Kinetics.

Academic and professional highlights include:
• MA in Psychology from the Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary)
• MA in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, (Pleasant Hill,
California)
• Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) in the Association of
Applied of Sport Psychology (AASP)
• Certified Mental Toughness Specialist – Human Performance Institute
• Certified Team Coach – Team Coaching International
• Former European Table Tennis Champion

I have sports coaching experience as well. I have coached table tennis at several clubs, schools and organizations (ICC Table Tennis Club, Alameda Table Tennis Club, Concord Table Tennis Club, Berkeley Table Tennis Club, Spin New York, American International School of Budapest, Leman Manhattan and American Youth Table Tennis Organization).

Programs/Courses

  • internship fieldwork performance
  • MA Sports Psychology

Selected Publications

Kurimay, D. & Toon, K. (2014). Get Your Game Face On Like The Pros! E-book on amazon.com. Game Face System, LLC, Berkeley, California. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Face-Like-Pros-ebook/dp/B00KE9YPSU

Kurimay, D., Pope-Rhodius, A. & Kondric, M. (2017). The Relationship Between Stress and Coping in Table Tennis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 55, 75-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5304276/

Toon, K., Kurimay, D., Kurimay, T. (2013). Applied Sports Psychology. Worldwide Sports: Table Tennis and Tennis in Contemporary Issues in Sports Psychiatry. In D.A. Baron, C.L Reardon & S.H. Baron (Eds.) Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective (pp. 147-156). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Applied Sports Psychology. https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Sports-Psychiatry-International-Perspective/dp/1118404882/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394679766&sr=8-2&keywords=sports+Psychology

Toon, K. & Kurimay, D. (2012). Get Your Game Face On! Table Tennis. E-book on amazon.com. Good Sports Productions, Inc. Berkeley, California. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Face-Table-Tennis-ebook/dp/B0073V98C0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385239195&sr=8-1&keywords=table+tennis

Kurimay, D. (2012). A Game Face Program bemutatása sportolók lélektani felkészítésére. (Introduction to the Game Face Program for athlete’s mental preparation). In T. Kurimay, V. Faludi & R. Kárpáti (Eds.) A sport pszichológiája. Fejezetek a sportlélektan és határterületeir?l (pp. 111-122). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság & Oriold és Társai Kiadó. http://www.libri.hu/konyv/faludi_viktoria.a-sport-pszichologiaja.html

Kurimay, T., Kurimay, D. & Kurimay, A. (2012). A család szerepe a sportban, sportoló a családban. (Roles of the family in sports, sports in family). In T. Kurimay, V. Faludi & R. Kárpáti (Eds.) A sport pszichológiája. Fejezetek a sportlélektan és határterületeir?l (pp. 145-169). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság & Oriold és Társai Kiadó.
http://www.libri.hu/konyv/faludi_viktoria.a-sport-pszichologiaja.html

Séra, L., Kurimay, D., & Ocskó, T. (2005): “Gyakorlás és tapasztalat szerepe a téri képességben sportolóknál” (The role of practice and experience in athletes’ visual abilities). Kalokagathia, 4. (monthly Psychology Journal).

Credentials & Accolades

MA in Psychology at Eotvos Lorand University , Budapest, Hungary (2001-2006)

MA in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University , Pleasant Hill, California (2006-2009)

Certified Mental Performance Consultant in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) License No. 661

Excellent Student-Athlete Recognition awarded by the Hungarian Government