Welcome to my new blog and professional services website at www.trevortierney.co. I have been
writing a blog for a couple years now in the lacrosse world and I felt
like it was time for my topics to become a little bit broader. (My old TIER Lacrosse site will be coming down soon as it has caused a bit of confusion in the work that I do. I still continue to be heavily involved in the game through our Tierney Lacrosse LLC which runs camps, clinics, teams and tournaments, as well as coaching at the University of Denver.) I am
also currently working on obtaining my masters' degree in Transpersonal
Counseling Psychology at Naropa University, after already having my
bachelors' degree in Psychology at Princeton University. My goal in the
next few years is to become a performance coach and counselor who works
with athletes, young and old, to help them reach their true excellence
both on and off the field. This new blog site focuses on that objective for all athletes, coaches and parents.
and sports are some of the most powerful physical, mental, emotional
and spiritual practices that people can engage themselves in our modern
society. For the most part though, we relegate our participation in
sports as simply a means to an end and tie our entire identity into what
we do as an athlete. We are programmed through our culture to play to
win championships, trophies, awards, contracts, fame and the list goes
on and on. There is nothing wrong with striving towards achieving these
goals. However, the journey is more important than the destination.
athletes, whether it is after practice, a game, or our careers, our
sport ends and we have to participate in life. We have to be sons,
daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, colleagues, schoolmates
and friends. We have to show up for those parts of our life, just as
much as we show up on the field. These two motivations are
interdependent, if not one in the same. The person who we are off the
field shows up in our games. The athlete we are on the field shows up in
My passion and pursuit is to explore this relationship within ourselves as human beings and as athletes. In doing so, I hope to discover how athletes can reach their highest level of being and performance on the field and in their every day life. As this exploration allows for me to grow, I hope to support others in the process.
Using sports as a practice in development can be an essential part of a young person's life. With that vast amount of information and technology that exists today, our younger generations are bombarded with confusing messages. Supporting them in making sense of it all, with a direct physical participation in their given athletic pursuit, can allow them to find great happiness and success in their lives. The same goes for older athletes who have never been given the same guidance, so they can find deeper meaning through their on-field victories and accomplishments and live a more fulfilling life.
This blog is dedicated towards
that pursuit of excellence that resides in each one of us. We have this
beautiful gift of life and it is our responsibility to make the most out
of each and every second of it. My work is to first do this myself, and
then in the process, support other athletes who are interested to do