UMass men's basketball players continue work with sports psychologist - UMass Athletics

UMass men's basketball players continue work with sports psychologist

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Yesterday we posted a video interview (see below) with head coach Derek Kellogg about the work his program has done with sport psychologist Joe Carr. Today, UMass beat writer Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has an in-depth story about Dr. Carr's visit, dubbed "Brotherhood 2.0."

The Minutemen adopted the word a year ago when they met with sports psychologist Joe Carr for preseason meetings that helped bond the team and coaching staff together. On Tuesday, Riley and the rest of the UMass players again met with Carr for "Brotherhood 2.0" sessions.

"Dr. Carr was a big part of the success we had last year," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "It helped formulate our team, and defined roles and the bonding of the brotherhood that we had."

"In July we have more time to implement the things we want to implement and the new guys are getting a taste of how serious this is. We want to do something special," he added. "It's been good for those guys to get acclimated. It's been great to get to know them on a personal level. It's a comforting kind of atmosphere where you know everyone in there is there for you and part of your family."

Read the complete story on the Gazette web site.

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