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Positive Psychology Enhances Coaching & Athlete Productivity

November 20, 2014
Positive Psychology Enhances Coaching & Athlete Productivity

Shawn Achor has been an innovator and key promoter of the principles in Positive Psychology.  As a researcher in this arena for the past 10 years, the results are gaining traction in numerous fields – but none need it more than in the field of coaching education.  Old school methodology, and hard-nosed tough guy...
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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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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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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

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by Rebecca Symes, CPsychol Many people look up to and aspire towards the world’s greatest athletes and at times they can be perceived as having the perfect life; getting to play the sport they love for a living, in the public eye earning respect and adoration and for the elite few, earning large amounts...
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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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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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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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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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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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