President & Excutive Director: Justin Mayer
Sports have always been an important part of my life. From little league baseball to Ironman Triathlons, sports have helped in shaping me into the person I am today. My goal as Executive Director and Board President of the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching is to provide coaches with the tools to maximize the benefits young athletes receive from their participation in sports.
I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2005. I played baseball competitively through high school and ran Cross Country. Upon entering college I decided to focus on marathon running and triathlons. I have completed 20 marathons and 4 Ironman triathlons. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the CEYC I have also been the Executive Director of The International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA) since 2008. I have previously coached triathletes of all ages and levels and little league baseball players. I am married and we our expecting our first child in November.
Vice-President: Dr. John Mayer
In case you are wondering about the stuff on my C.V. (professional resume-curriculum vitae), I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Medical School. In my clinical/consulting work, I have a national reputation for treating teens and families particularly violent or drug abusing teens. I am an author with over 13 books, which includes a novel, over 60 scientific papers and I just had the honor of doing a book for the United Nations last year titled, Creating a Safe and Welcoming School, which will be translated and distributed all over the world to help schools be safe. I have written a newsletter targeted to schools, agencies and parents that addresses the tough issues of helping youth titled, Dr. Mayer’s Memo. It is distributed nationally and is in its 21st year. I have finished my second novel, titled Oblivion, and half-way through writing my third. My latest non-fiction book, Family Fit, is out. I have been involved with sports my entire life as a participant, coach and clinician. Whew! It is amazing what you can do when you don’t watch television.
Secretary/ Director of Business Development: Andrew Teunis
I am extremely honored and privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching. CEYC is a much-needed resource in youth sports today and stands for protecting today’s youth, which is obviously very important.
As for my sports background, I have been involved with playing and coaching sports for my entire life – or at least as far back as I can remember! I have been most heavily involved with the sport of lacrosse throughout my life. I played lacrosse competitively for 10 years, from middle school all the way through college. Today, I coach boys lacrosse at Saint Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago, IL and serve as the Head JV Coach. I have also coached a Chicagoland youth-league lacrosse team called the Mustangs Lacrosse Club. Because of my experiences in playing and being around sports for the vast majority of my life, I have found that athletics serve as the foundational building blocks for the mental, physical, and social well being of youth and adults alike. This is why I feel CEYC’s mission and vision are so vitally important in continuing to improve the standards of coaches interacting with our children day in and day out.
As for my professional career, I have previously served as an Account Coordinator for Marketing Support, Inc. in Chicago, IL. Currently, I serve as the Director of Business Development for the International Sports Professionals Association. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Winona State University.