Dean Hinitz resides in Reno, Nevada where he has a practice working with athletes, performers, and anyone committed to reaching for their personal stars. He also maintains a clinical and business consultation practice, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Dr. Hinitz has been a champion gymnast and martial artist, and has pressed his limits in running, triathlon, rock climbing, and of course bowling. He has tripped, fallen, dusted himself off, and had to follow every one of the principles to championship play outlined in his books and workshops.

Dr. Hinitz works with Team USA, several national champion collegiate bowling programs, numerous Hall of Fame Bowlers, champion athletes, and teams from a wide range of sports. He has worked with corporations as diverse as International Gaming Technology (IGT), The United States Postal Service, Caesar’s Tahoe casino, The City of Reno, Nevada County, and Artown in Reno. Dr. Hinitz regularly gives seminars on coaching, competing, and maximizing personal potential. 

Dr. Hinitz is the author of "Focused for Bowling" published in 2003, and “Bowling Psychology.” Both books are applicable to virtually any performing or achievement arena. He has been a contributing writer for Bowling This Month. He is a guest presenter at the Kegel Training Center and has been for more than 15 years.

Ultimately, Dr. Hinitz works with commitment. His mission is to help you win at whatever “game” you are declaring is important to you. A hero’s journey has both light and dark stretches. He’s got a compass, a water bottle, and a torch, and as far as he’s concerned, there is no greater honor than traveling that path with you. 




Muriël Verbruggen – Van Langenhove holds a degree in Clinical Psychology (1994) and is a trained coach (Co-active Coaching and licensed Insights practitioner) and conflict mediator. She is also a USBC Bronze Level Coach. Muriël has close to 20 years of experience in coaching and consulting to enhance performance and wellbeing both in sports (tenpin bowling) and business environments. Typical assignments include working with individuals and teams to create empowerment, master sport psychological skills, uncover potential, handle stress, build and maintain high quality relationships with self and others.





My own sports career as a figure skater was the pistol for my passion and interest for the sport psychology and the possibilities in the sport performance lying within this aspect.

I choose a university degree in sport from which I decided to focus on the psychology in a performance enhancing perspective.  Halmstad Högskola served me the perfect opportunities and three years later I left Sweden with a European Master degree in sport and exercise psychology.

Since October 2008 I have worked as a fulltime sport psychological consultant at Team Danmark working with individual athletes, national teams and coaches from: ice hockey table tennis, bowling, water-skiing, cycling, figure skating, ice hockey, shooting, handball, tennis, swimming, military battle, dressage - and jump riding, kayak, ballroom dancing, handicap sport (dressage, swimming, track and field, table tennis) etc. In addition to this I have worked as the national sport psychologist at competitions, several Europeans, Worlds and the Paralympics 2012 and doing workshops and educational programs for athletes and coaches across sports.

In 2014 I moved to Sweden continuing my work, focusing particular on the Swedish national teams in bowling – from junior to senior, working with the players, the team and the coaches.