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Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race

May 7, 2017

April 2017 Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race By Donna J. Bencivengo Many remember the incredible Olympic run of swimmer Michael Phelps in 2016. Many of you also saw or at least heard of the “Michael Phelps death stare,” which refers to his expression before the 200 meter butterfly race when...
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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

December 16, 2014

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist about the mental game.  There are many different characteristics that make volleyball a challenging sport: the size of the athlete, ability to jump, dig and set with finesse, to perform...
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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

November 15, 2014
How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

By Ross Flowers An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions About Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete Parent: When should I allow my child to begin a sport? Dr. Flowers: Introducing your child to sports at an early age (four to nine) is often a great way to support motor skill development, mental processing, problem...
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6 Motivation Tips for Beginning Your Child’s Offseason Training Program

November 12, 2014
6 Motivation Tips for Beginning Your Child’s Offseason Training Program

by Shana Brenner Whether a kid plays football or runs track, effective training doesn’t stop when the season does — because it’s actually what players do in the offseason months that can make all the difference in how they perform. So how do you help players stay motivated when there are no more practice...
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The Biggest Secret to Swimming Fast Under Pressure

November 7, 2014
The Biggest Secret to Swimming Fast Under Pressure

by Alan Goldberg, PhD   Do you ever wonder why so many good swimmers seem to fall apart at the big meet? How come they tend to go faster in practice than at Championships? Why does someone always go faster in a relay or off event than he would in his best event? There’s...
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Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

July 25, 2014
Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

  Building Championship Behavior Using a 360 Degree Point-of-View in Developing Teamwork by Lowell Wightman The team practice today is similar in every way to each practice before. To repeat the success that yields championship results there can be no let up of effort, intent, or accountability. Everyone is responsible for the behavior necessary...
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Staying Engaged from the Bench

February 3, 2014
Staying Engaged from the Bench

by Kyle Ohman – Basketball HQ.com Every player wants to be on the floor during a game, but unfortunately their are only so many minutes available. That means that there are going to be players that have to sit the bench, and this can be a very frustrating time for those players. However, this...
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Brainspotting Case Study: Hitting Streak in Baseball

August 25, 2012
Brainspotting Case Study: Hitting Streak in Baseball

by Earl Poteet, MSW Background After spending the 2011 baseball season as the team psychotherapist for the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves – (see “Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers, A Case Study,” Podium Sports Journal July 2011) – I continued to have contact with several of the players who had not graduated the previous...
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April 2017 Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race By Donna J. Bencivengo Many remember the incredible Olympic run of swimmer Michael...
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