Dr. Joe Massimo began his career in gymnastics in the 1950's and
has remained active in the sport as a competitor, judge, clinician,
and coach to both men's and women's teams. After receiving his
Doctorate from Harvard in Clinical and School Psychology, he was
the first psychologist to be appointed to a United States National
Coaching Staff. He has since been inducted into the Hall of Fame of
the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs
Sports Medicine Council and the USA Gymnastics Region VI as well as
being appointed to the USA Gymnastics National Athlete Wellness
Network as a Sport Psychologist. Dr. Massimo's clinical work in
psychology has been published in every major journal in the U.S.
and has published articles and books about psychology and
gymnastics for the past 30+ years. He has appeared on Boston's WGBH
and in the Boston Globe and continues to coach, lecture, host
competitions and clinics for gymnasts, their parents, and coaches
across the nation.
Dr. Sue Massimo received her Doctorate from Boston University in Sport Psychology and Human Movement while conducting several research studies on the psychological attributes of young competitive gymnasts. She was a competitor, judge, clinician, and team coach for both women's and men's gymnastics as well as elite gymnasts. As an assistant to the Sports Medicine Council of the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs working with the National Junior Elite Development Program, she served as a Sport Psychology Clinician providing psychological skills training to junior elite gymnasts as well as informative sessions for their parents and coaches. As a published author, her research and insightful articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, books, and journals.