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How to Motivate Your Kids in Youth Sports – A Mom Wants to Know

December 14, 2010
How to Motivate Your Kids in Youth Sports – A Mom Wants to Know

A Q/A With A Mom Who Wants Coaching on How She Should Motivate Her Twin Son & Daughter: Dear Dr. Walker, I have six year old twins, a boy and a girl.  They are both extraordinarily athletic.  My son, especially, seems to excel at every sport he tries, and already has a physique that...
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Inspiration – The Best Speech in Football Film Ever

December 3, 2010
Inspiration – The Best Speech in Football Film Ever

Al Pacino starred in the leading role as coach of the “Sharks” in Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday. It is in my mind the best speech in the movies and draws on the most important elements of teamwork, believing in yourself, and giving your ALL.  For every coach and player who ever wanted to...
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The Top 10 Reasons for Using a Sport Psychologist – Mental Conditioning

December 3, 2010
The Top 10 Reasons for Using a Sport Psychologist – Mental Conditioning

What Does Mental Training Do for an Athlete? Many people lack a basic understanding of applied sport psychology, yet the world’s best athletes are likely to use one.  Why?  Have you ever thought about how a strong foundation of mental conditioning skills might benefit you or your team?  Those that have explored this question...
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Thanksgiving – Is Good and Good for You!

November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving – Is Good and Good for You!

Dear Friends, As I’ve been observing the difficulties so many of us have had over the last few years – I’m reminded of the formula:  REALITY /(divided by) EXPECTATIONS = HAPPINESS. It takes awhile to really grasp the full picture of what this formula says, but once you ponder it awhile, you will be...
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Factors that Interfere with Athletic Performance

November 17, 2010
Factors that Interfere with Athletic Performance

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists People have a pretty clear understanding that to succeed in sports at the highest level one must be committed, have a clear understanding of the task at hand, and marshal their resources effectively if they are to achieve their potential and perform their best. ...
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Life, Community & Energy – A Message from Dr. Jim Loehr

November 6, 2010
Life, Community & Energy – A Message from Dr. Jim Loehr

There are dozens of highlights at every AASP conference and they include the great research presented, successes recognized, new horizons pursued by people who almost without exception favor the tenets of positive psychology in practice.  One of the most insightful experiences in this meeting came from Jim Loehr, EdD, CEO of the Human Performance...
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AASP's 25th Anniversary Conference 2010 – a wild ride indeed!

October 31, 2010
AASP's 25th Anniversary Conference 2010 – a wild ride indeed!

Anyone who has ever attended a conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology can get overwhelmed once the Coleman Griffith Lecture finishes.  This year an apt tribute to the first 25 years of AASP was offered as past-presidents Jean Williams, Michael Saks and Marty Ewing enlightened the audience in many ways.  First off,...
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25th Anniversary! WooHoo!

October 26, 2010
25th Anniversary!  WooHoo!

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology is meeting this week in Providence, Rhode Island – and it will prove to be a benchmark meeting for several reasons.  The best and the brightest will be featuring their work in what will perhaps be the highest profile meeting of its type in recent years. Division 47...
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10 Skills of Great Coaches

October 22, 2010
10 Skills of Great Coaches

This article was circulating through the Positive Coaching Alliance Group in Linked-in.  Jack Perconte was a major league baseball player turned coach who is a strong advocate in the positive psychology movement.  This is a great read for both prospective and veteran coaches alike.  Thanks Jack! by Jack Perconte A memorable quote from an...
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Healthy Choices – Make it fun!

September 22, 2010

The fun theory gets traction from the fabulously effective “Piano Stairs”.  This is an encore for this piece in Podium Sports Journal – but perhaps because its been so effective.  Almost 13 million viewers have watched this video produced The Fun Theory in an effort sponsored by Volkswagen.  Located in a subway station in...
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Connect Power & Privilege Forming 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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