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The Truth about Vertical Jump in Basketball

December 4, 2014
The Truth about Vertical Jump in Basketball

By Alan Stein, CSCS Whether reading a hoops magazine, visiting a basketball website or reading about the NFL Scouting Combine, I am constantly bombarded with advertisements for vertical jump programs; created by guys claiming to be experts at improving a player’s explosiveness and athletic ability.  I rarely know who any of these guys are...
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Brainspotting Part 1: A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

February 4, 2011
Brainspotting Part 1: A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

From the Editor: Brainspotting is an emerging treatment modality used by a growing collection of mental health practitioners originally designed and developed for treating trauma – including, but not limited to, sports trauma.  Sports like gymnastics, diving, cheer competitions and the like have gained notoriety for some of the problems these athletes have developed...
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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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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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The Centering Breath – Control Pre-Competition Stress

April 15, 2007
The Centering Breath – Control Pre-Competition Stress

By Dr. Stephen Walker Do you get uncontrollable “jitters” prior to competing?  Do you sometimes want to throw up before a race? The “Centering Breath” is a stress control technique employed to reduce an individual’s experience of nervousness and/or anxiety and enable them to “control” how much their ‘butterflies’ affect them. This article provides...
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Overtraining & Under-recovery

February 15, 2007
Overtraining & Under-recovery

Kristen Dieffenbach PhD is an assistant professor of athletic coaching education at West Virginia University. She has a Ph.D. in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise and sport psychology from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and is an Association of Applied Sport Psychology certified consultant. Currently she serves as advisory board...
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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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