My name is Dr. Richard Trammel and I own and operate Level 3 Sports, LLC. What makes Level 3 Sports different than other sports psychology consultancy is my experiences in athletics, business, and academics. I currently play competitive golf and have taught the game for over 30 years. From 1989 through 1996, I competed professionally in numerous Florida mini-tour events. It was during this period when I began teaching golf. I enjoyed playing in the pro-ams and taught both amateurs as well as professional players in the US and Europe. Around 1996, I turned my attention completely towards golf instruction. I utilized various golf training aids to help players feel different positioning and moves in the golf swing. I decided to incorporate them into my teaching, which led to the formation of my first Internet company, ShotSavers Golf, Inc. During my tenure at ShotSavers Golf, Inc., I invented and manufactured 15 golf training products and operated affiliate companies all over the world. I also own a US Patent and published a golf instruction book. If you are a competitive athlete, I can RELATE to you.
In 2008 I entered college to learn more about how successful athletes think. Since there are an abundance of people in the world of golf that teach the mechanics of the game, my goal in returning to college was to further my understanding of how the athletic mind worked to differentiate me from the average golf instructor by offering trained and expert analysis on the mental aspects of golf as well as the mechanics. The same mental processes found in golf are present in virtually every competitive sport. To further my education in international business and marketing, I also studied business as an MBA Student at Auburn University.
My business past coupled with my playing and teaching experience gives me a unique skill set that could be very valuable to the athlete looking for a consultant who can relate to the challenges of being a player. Contact me today.
My educational and professional experience has been crafted to assist you in 2 distinctive ways:
- Athletic Counselor - Sometimes an athletic performance can be affected by things not related to the sport. I earned a Masters Degree from Springfield College in Athletic Counseling. I am well qualified to listen and help you overcome whatever issues may be at the core of your challenge.
- Performance Enhancement - I have spent many years studying theoretical and applied sports psychology and earned my Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology. If you have the desire to increase your sporting performance, I can suggest techniques for you to use that have been proven to be effective. Mental Skills Training is being used by great athletes in every sport. Your competitor may be using them to defeat you.
Even though I have worked with many professionals in athletics and business, my services are limited. For example, I am not qualified to assist you in challenges with depression, drug or alcohol abuse, or anything else that is diagnosed as a clinical issue. I would have to refer you to someone in that field. I am not a licensed clinician and could not assist you with those types of issues.
Great athletes know the key to success is the area between the ears: