Dr. Cassidy Preston
Lead Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant

Dr. Cassidy Preston is the founder of Consistent Elite Performance and is a full-time Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant that specializes in working with elite athletes, teams, and businesses. Cassidy has an extensive background in hockey as a former OHL & USPORT player.

Cassidy hails from North Bay, Ontario where he played minor hockey. In 2003 he was drafted in the 4th Round by the St. Michael’s Majors of the OHL. He went on to play 5 seasons of OHL/Jr. A Hockey between the St. Michael’s Majors/ St. Michael’s Buzzers. In 2006 he helped the Buzzers win the OPHJL championship. Before moving to University hockey he played professional hockey with the Muskegon Fury in the IHL in 2008. He finished his career with 5 years of CIS (now USPORT) varsity hockey between York University & the University of Toronto.

The approach Cassidy takes to consulting is informed by current sport psychology research and his extensive experiences in elite sport as an athlete, consultant, and coach. By combining current research with his experiences he is able to illustrate important concepts and ideas in applied situations to his clients. Furthermore, he is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of his clients and uses an autonomy-supportive approach to ensure his clients take ownership of their mental skills.

Education

  • Ph.D., York University, Sport & Performance Psychology
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto, Sport & Performance Psychology
  • B.Sc., York University, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
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Matt Comand, MA
Senior Coach

Matt Comand is an experienced High-Performance Coach working with elite athletes, coaches, teams, and executives. He is skilled in Athletic Development, Leadership Development, Mental Skills Training, and Team Cohesion. He has over 5 years of experience as a Sport Psychology Professor at Humber College. In the 2018-2019 season he was an assistant coach with the Newmarket Hurricanes Junior A Hockey team. In 2013 he earned his Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver.
 
Matt is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve their optimal potential and more thoroughly enjoy the process of achieving consistent excellence. He enjoys bringing people together to help solve specific problems and achieve team goals.

Dr. Meghan Harlow
Senior Coach

Dr. Meghan Harlow recently completed her PhD at York University with a focus on Positive Youth Development in sport. Meghan is a former National Level gymnast and attained her Masters in Human Kinetics from Ottawa University in the Consultation and Intervention in Sport Program. She has a wealth of experience in relating to elite youth athletes and her personable style allows youth athletes to effectively engage during their sessions. Meghan loves optimizing youth athletes’ mental skills so that they can perform at their best and get back to enjoying their sport.

Nicholas Santino, BSc
Junior Coach

Nicholas Santino is a second-year Masters Candidate at York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.

He grew up playing competitive hockey and learned about junior hockey through his brother that player Junior A and NCAA hockey.

His undergraduate thesis was on understanding how mindfulness relates to grit and how people can use mindfulness techniques to become more passionate and persevere through adversity. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.

Sandy Mosher, MSc
Junior Coach

Sandy Mosher is a PhD Candidate studying at York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.

Sandy’s research focuses on youth athlete development. Her current research aims at defining and measuring early specialization in young athletes. She is also involved as a research assistant helping the Academy of Student Athlete Development to better understand their athletes.

Sandy played competitive hockey and basketball before doing her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She comes from a successful sports family where her dad coached Volleyball at the Olympic, National and Varsity levels.