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Core Principles in Positive Coaching

January 27, 2014
Dominik's All-Star Team 2006

Positive Coaching Alliance Founder – Jim Thompson’s TED Talk Some of the most important and innovative educational initiatives have come out of Stanford University.  Jim Thompson’s founding of the Positive Coaching Alliance is one of the best – and – it has the power to impact every youth sport athlete playing today by reinforcing...
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The Joy of Sport and Building a Team Throughout a Season

November 8, 2013
The Joy of Sport and Building a Team Throughout a Season

Can you think of a better example of joy in sport?  This short feature on the Penn Quakers Womens Soccer Team offers a sweet recap of a great time had by all. I’m priviledged to know the Co-captain of this team – she’s my neice and amongst the smartest, albeit goofy of the Penn...
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How to Help When Athletes Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem

July 7, 2013
How to Help When Athletes Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem

by Tess Young Editor’s note:  This article is somewhat unsual for Podium, although Andrew Dieden’s post The Cause as Well as the Cure helped our readers have a stronger grasp of those things that contribute to addictive disease.  No one close to sports would begin to suggest that this problem is not a significant...
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Brainspotting & Pitchers: Coach’s Experience with “the Yips” in Batting Practice

July 7, 2013
Brainspotting & Pitchers: Coach’s Experience with “the Yips” in Batting Practice

by Earl Poteet, MSW, LCSW (Author’s Note: Although I have written two previous descriptions of Brainspotting work that I have done with baseball players for Podium Sports Journal, I thought it beneficial to have the reader get a perspective from both my viewpoint as a sports psychotherapist, and from the athlete. While the coach...
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Athletes: Focus on What YOU Control – Preparation, Effort & Attitude

March 23, 2013
Athletes: Focus on What YOU Control – Preparation, Effort & Attitude

  by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, NCC, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychology and  Bill Walker, JD.   Athlete’s Dilemma: With So Many Variables in Training – Overwhelm is a Common Occurrence Not too long ago Podium Sports Journal conducted an interview with Dr. Sam Maniar, former staff Sport Psychologist with The Ohio State...
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Lost Time from Injury – Attitude for Recovery, Attitude for Life

January 25, 2013
Lost Time from Injury – Attitude for Recovery, Attitude for Life

by Dr. Stephen Walker – Editor-in-Chief - Podium Sports Journal No one ever wants to go there.  No one wants to see it happen.  As brutal and grueling as sport is there is one huge likelihood….and that is that we will experience injury.  Hopefully, it is just a ding…sprain…bruise…contusion…bug…or require a simple brace, ice...
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Togetherness Wins Championships: Keys to Foster Team Cohesion

December 20, 2012
Togetherness Wins Championships: Keys to Foster Team Cohesion

by Matt Long, MA, MEd, and Stephen Walker, PhD “What wins championships?” Kobe Bryant: “Togetherness.  Finding a way to play that maximizes each other’s talents.  It’s not about speed, it’s not about athleticism.”              Kobe Bryant knows a little bit about winning championships.  With five NBA titles under his belt and two Olympic gold...
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Posture as a Behavioral Tool in Preparing to Deal with Stress

October 15, 2012
Posture as a Behavioral Tool in Preparing to Deal with Stress

Amy Cuddy, Harvard researcher on Body Language reviews research and anecdotes that reveal how ‘Power Poses’ can alter not only how others perceive us – but more importantly – HOW WE EXPERIENCE stressful evaluative situations.  I’ve often spoken to the relationship between neurotransmitters and the sequence of how feelings – emotions – moods –...
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Building Team Cohesion – Coaching Youth Hockey with Dr. Larry Lauer

October 1, 2012
Building Team Cohesion – Coaching Youth Hockey with Dr. Larry Lauer

Podcast of the Week – Dr. Larry Lauer – Keys to Coaching Youth Hockey Dr. Larry Lauer is the Director of Coaching Education and Development at Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports.  He has played hockey for many years and continues to coach the game.  As a AASP certified sport...
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Optimism in Coaching – How Athletes & Coaches View Effectiveness

September 30, 2012
Optimism in Coaching – How Athletes & Coaches View Effectiveness

  Podcast Interview with Dr. Andrea Becker on Perceptual Differences in Optimism & Coaching Effectiveness Coaching is a tremendously dynamic process.  One who studies coaching effectiveness is Dr. Andrea Becker from California State University at Fullerton.  She will be the first to tell you that there are many different variables to coaching effectiveness.  She’s...
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Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

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  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...
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