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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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Mental Preparation & Team Culture Count in SuperBowl XLVIII

March 3, 2014
Mental Preparation & Team Culture Count in SuperBowl XLVIII

By Matt Long, M.A., M.Ed.                                                                   Photo: Peter Yang As fans here in Denver struggle to pick up the pieces after a heartbreaking...
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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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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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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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From Driving Range to the Course: How to Create a Reliable Golf Game

January 5, 2013
From Driving Range to the Course: How to Create a Reliable Golf Game

Consistent with other Posts on Podium – this article helps define mental training skills and priorities in being able to practice with a purpose and take those skills onto the field of play, in this case, the golf course.  Matt does a great job emphasizing the key elements to accomplishing just that.  Enjoy! –...
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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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