TEAM / Fans & Supporters
“Over the last year, I’ve had the chance to work side-by-side with Mike Lee and Luke Meier, complementing their on-court skills instruction with mental skills training for basketball players of various ages. In the time I have had an opportunity to get to know and work with Khadija, she has struck me as a highly enthusiastic and ambitious professional with a true compassion toward the people she works with and serves. All three distinguish themselves through their genuinely caring attitudes toward those they work with so as to enrich lives on the court and beyond it.
DRIVE provides some of the most unique and innovative basketball services I have come across nationally and internationally. They believe in the value of continuous learning, trying things differently to constantly improve the experiences of the many athletes, coaches, and parents they serve.”
A Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) and a former collegiate basketball player, Dr. Meisterjahn teaches Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics in the Department of Sport Science and Management for CSU. He has provided mental skills training for athletes in a variety of sports. Most notably, he has worked with basketball players at all levels, including NCAA Division-I, FIBA, and the NBA.
Dr. Meisterjahn has assisted players in areas such as building mental toughness, increasing focus, maintaining motivation, and improving communication. Additionally, he specializes in player assessment, with a particular emphasis on learning and competitive styles. Among his strengths is an ability to work with international players and help with on- and off-court transitions.
In 2011, Dr. Meisterjahn conducted a series of interviews with NBA players (Jermaine O’Neal, Austin Daye) and international players (Tremmell Darden, Rodrigo De La Fuente) at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas to inquire about their perceptions of mental challenges in the sport and their utilization of mental skills. He has also gained valuable knowledge of the mental requirements at the elite level through conversations with retired NBA players such as Dale Ellis and Marc Jackson; NBA sport psychologists, particularly Keith Henschen of the Utah Jazz; college coaches like Cuonzo Martin of Tennessee; and international coaches such as former European and Euroleague champion (as player) Mike Koch of Telekom Baskets Bonn.
Dr. Meisterjahn has presented at numerous international conferences, speaking about the mental game of basketball to players and coaches at Impact Basketball Academy and Mike Lee Basketball. In addition to his work as a mental skills coach, he has designed and implemented on-court skills workouts for players such as Tobias Harris (Milwaukee Bucks) and Chris Lofton (former All-American, Tennessee) and assisted with numerous other NBA player workouts (John Wall, J.J. Hickson).