One of the country’s most respected sports psychologists, Dr. Andrew Jacobs works with athletes of all ages, from youth athletes to Major League and Olympic competitors. Called “a pioneer in mental training,” he was one of the first sport psychologists to work with a US Olympic team. Dr. Jacobs has served as the team psychologist for the Kansas City Royals and the University of Kansas Athletic Department and is currently the sports psychologist for the University of Missouri Kansas City.
He’s worked with individual team members from the Chicago White Sox, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting KC and the Australian National Swimming Team and served as a consultant for the US Swimming and Weight Lifting Federations, the PGA and USTA. Dr. Jacobs remains a member of the US Olympic Committee’s Sports Psychology Registry.
Off the field, he helped develop the Cycle Reebok program and worked with the Menninger Leadership Center to design “The Fifth Quarter,” a program to aid professional athletes with their lives after they retired from their sports careers. For the last 21 years, Dr. Jacobs has hosted “The Sports Psychology Hour.” Dr. Jacobs received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology: San Diego. He has been in private practice in Kansas City since 1981.