Peter Haberl

USOC, Sr. Sport Psychologist

National Advisory Board

Peter Haberl, Ed. D. works as a senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee. Through the USOC, he provides individual and team consultations and counseling sessions to various resident and national teams and athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Before joining the USOC in 1998, Peter served as the sport psychology consultant for the 1998 U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic Team.  He worked with the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team from 1996 to 2006, providing sport psychology services at five International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2005) and three Olympic Games (1998, 2002, 2006). He served as the sports psychology consultant for USA Triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. During the 2000 to 2004 Olympic summer quad leading up to the Athens Olympic Games, Peter worked mainly with US Diving, US Synchronized Swimming, USA Triathlon and the US Women’s Volleyball team. Peter also coordinated the sport psychology component of the USOC Athlete SUMMIT program from 2000 until 2004. The goal of the SUMMIT program was to inspire Olympic Hopefuls and provide a cohesive sense of team USA across the different sports.

With the restructuring of the Performance Services Division of the USOC in 2006, Peter moved into the Team and Technical Sportfolio with a focus of providing services to team (USA Men’s & Women’s Water Polo, USA Women’s Indoor Volleyball) and technical (USA Shooting, USA Archery) sports in their preparation for the Beijing Games.

Born in Austria, he received his undergraduate degree in sports science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and earned a master’s degree in counseling and his Ed. D. in counseling psychology at Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist in Colorado. In his applied work, Peter has a specific focus on mindfulness based interventions and cognitive-behavioral treatments. Peter played professional hockey in Europe for 10 years, also representing Austria at two World Championships.

Peter and his wife, Corinne, reside in Colorado Springs and have a daughter, MeiLan and a son, Alexander.