Cal Ripken's Public Relations Firm Meets With Dr. Jay Granat To Ask Him To Join Cal Ripken's Advisory Board

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Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Founder of, author of many books and self-help programs for athletes and mental coach to top athletes, recently was invited to discuss the possibility of joining Cal Ripken's prestigious advisory board by Rikpen's New York PR agency.

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist and Founder of, is being considered for a position on Cal Ripken's advisory board. Dr. Granat, who has worked with Olympic athletes and who has been named one of America's Top Ten Mental Gurus by Golf Digest, recently met with members of Designers Management Agency in New York City.

Dr. Granat is the author of 101 Ways To Break A Hitting Slump, How To Get Into The Zone With Sport Psychology and Self Hypnosis, Zone Tennis, How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute, Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes and Who Will Win The Big Game: 50 Championship Characteristics, A Psychological And Mathematical Method For Evaluating Players, Coaches And Teams.

"Cal Ripken, Jr. is a remarkable person and was a remarkable player. He did some incredible things when he played baseball and he has done some wonderful things for kids and for the sports community since he has retired from the game. It would be a wonderful opportunity to be a part of his outstanding organization and participate in some of his outstanding work," says Dr. Granat who is also a licensed marriage and family counselor.

"Cal Ripken holds some incredible records. Every baseball fan knows about his durability. He was also an outstanding hitter. In addition, he led the American League in assists seven times. In 1984,
he had the most assists by a shortstop every-583. As a player, he was the epitome of consistency and reliability in the field and at the plate," according to Dr. Granat.

"In my view, Cal Ripken, Jr. is a legend and a baseball icon. Moreover, he has done some wonderful things for kids and sports since he left the game. He remains an outstanding role model
for players, says Granat.

"During the baseball season, I get calls every week from baseball players, coaches and parents of players. They want to know what can be done to end a slump. They wonder why they are great in the cage and bad when the game begins. Working closely with their hitting coaches, I show them how to master the mental aspects of hitting. I teach them how to stay calm, confident, focused and optimistic at the ball park. The athlete learns how to enter the zone when he or she comes up to the plate. And maybe, they learn how to be a little bit like Ripken," remarks Granat.

Dr. Granat has counseled athletes, parents and coaches from virtually every sport. He has helped youngsters and professionals to perform their best and to enjoy their sport of choice.

Dr. Granat, who has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, The BBC, The CBC, WCBS-TV, ESPN, Tennis, Golf Digest, Tennis View,The Bergen Record, The Star Ledger, and other media outlets, now plans to show teams how to be more successful when they play in big games.

Granat and his coauthor, Carlton Chin, CFA, recently collaborated on a book which identifies fifty factors that allow teams to win big games. "Carlton found mathematical and statistical ideas which players, coaches and owners need to understand. I present psychological, emotional and sociological factors which influence performance in sports, in business and in life."

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Athletes, coaches, team owners, parents of athletes, and athletes who would like to talk to Dr. Granat can reach him at 888 580-ZONE.

Media representatives can reach Dr. Granat at 888 580-ZONE.

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