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Goals SportsParents Should Have Raising a Great Team Player

October 30, 2011
Goals SportsParents Should Have Raising a Great Team Player

by Stephen Walker, PhD and Alec Baker, PsyD “The most important reason that kids play sports is because it’s fun.  When it stops being fun, they’ll stop wanting to play, and they’ll stop learning.” – Harry Sheehy Parents have a huge impact on the quality of their sports kid’s experience.  This article is designed...
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Between the Pipes: Mental Toughness Tips for Goalies

October 28, 2011
Between the Pipes: Mental Toughness Tips for Goalies

For Podium Sports Journal by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP and Alec Baker, PsyD What happens when you combine the speed of five great athletes in helmets and pads sprinting on ice skates straight at you? Oh yeah, they’re also bearing weapons. A simple collision, of which there are many, often sends metal blades and...
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Managing Anxiety After Personal Injury in Athletics

October 23, 2011
Managing Anxiety After Personal Injury in Athletics

by Ryan Rivera  After a Major Injury Athletes take a lot of physical abuse on their way to achieving greatness. They deal with nicks, cuts, aches and pains every day, and in general it’s easy to overcome those bumps and bruises and keep active. But when you suffer from a major injury, it can...
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The Dave Scott Interview

October 2, 2011
The Dave Scott Interview

From the Editor (10.1.2011)  Some of you may begin hearing about Dave Scott and Mark Allen’s concerns over the upcoming release of Matt Fitzgerald’s depiction of  (“IronWar”, VeloPress, 2011).  They feel strongly enough about the piece to sue the author and VeloPress for defamation of character and state flat out that there are erroneous...
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Switching Focus In Tennis: Playing the “Zone”

September 18, 2011
Switching Focus In Tennis: Playing the “Zone”

Editor’s note:  In watching the US Open Tennis Championships these past few weeks I was simply amazed at the incredible speed of processing these athletes demonstrated in match after match.  The Roger Federer – Novak Djokovic match was the ultimate challenge for both players.  Taking nothing away from Rafael Nadal, (check out the first...
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Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

September 9, 2011
Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

Athletes in every sport will from time to time lose focus, become self-conscious, have self-doubts to contend with and worry about things. It happens especially in cycling, which can be grueling on the best of days. Emotions with strong physical components are the worst because they have what’s called an attractor field – an...
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Calm the Jitters Before Your Next Race

August 30, 2011
Calm the Jitters Before Your Next Race

by Will Murray & Stephen Walker Pre-race jitters bother almost everybody.  For some athletes, the jitters are so bad that they withdraw from some races or decide to give up racing altogether.  For others, those nervous feelings impair their ability to perform. One professional triathlete, an 11-time Ironman finisher, got so nervous before his...
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The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

August 23, 2011
The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

By Dr. Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Have you ever wondered how your thinking might influence your physical health, performance or well-being? In the second quarter issue of 2005, research was presented by Dr. Alan Rozanski in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focused on developments in the field of Behavioral Cardiology....
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Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

July 7, 2011
Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

From the Editor:  Earl Poteet is one of a few selected Brainspotting practitioners who have trained with Dr. David Grand, its creator.  He is a former head coach and player of multiple sports who has consciously begun to focus on the use of Brainspotting with performance problems amongst players that may be trauma based. ...
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Be a Great Coach & Leader: Inspire Your Team with the “Why”

June 19, 2011
Be a Great Coach & Leader: Inspire Your Team with the “Why”

There are all kinds of coaches.  Some are CEO’s, some are Presidents of the United States, some are coaching the U12 soccer team down the road.  Some are good, some aren’t so hot, and a few are great.  Simon Hartley spoke of the “reasons” an athlete is training in the pool at 5am each...
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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

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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...
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