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PETTLEP Imagery in Action – Training for the High Jump

December 21, 2010
PETTLEP Imagery in Action – Training for the High Jump

There are many features that make PETTLEP a fully functional aspect of mental conditioning especially for athletes of sports that require fine motor coordination (aka. gymnastics, diving, high jumpers, pole vaulters etc).  However, it should also be known that even endurance athletes can employ methods that reinforce the experience of “going with the flow”...
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Genetics vs. Nurturance: Peter Vint Comments

December 18, 2010
Genetics vs. Nurturance: Peter Vint Comments

Thanks to Dan Peterson from 80percent mental – for his great interview with Peter Vint Peter Vint is the High Performance Director for the United States Olympic Committee. His responsibilities include leading and coordinating the efforts of sport science and medical professionals focused on the Olympic sports of swimming, track and field, shooting, equestrian,...
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NFL Coaches Video Mix “Play to Win the Game” by Steve Porter

December 17, 2010
NFL Coaches Video Mix “Play to Win the Game” by Steve Porter

There is no doubt some great coaches in the NFL don’t last long.  Just ask Josh McDaniel, the Broncos beleaguered former coach.  Anyway you look at it this is a great mix of music and video clips featured originally on YouTube.com but recently aired on Showtime’s Inside the NFL. Enjoy!  Its really worth the...
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The Story of Brian Boyle: Iron Heart

December 15, 2010
The Story of Brian Boyle: Iron Heart

Thanks to Jared Little for sharing the Story – Amazing In 2007 Brian Boyle competed in his first Ironman triathlon and finished in a time of 14 hours and 42 minutes. Last month (Nov. 6) in Florida he dropped over 4.5 hours when he finished his third Ironman in a time of 10 hours...
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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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Athletes: Recover & Return to Sport Fast from Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Podium’s Podcast from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference 2015 – Indianpolis Erika Carlson is the director of the Excellence in Sport Performance...
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