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Self-Handicapping: Overcoming “Yourself” in Competition

August 25, 2011
Self-Handicapping: Overcoming “Yourself” in Competition

By Larry Lauer, PhD, CC-AASP Michigan Youth Sports Institute Named one of the NSAPE Top 100 coaching educators of 2007 For a number of years I have worked with athletes as a coach and mental performance consultant. Self-confidence is usually the reason why athletes first contact me. They have hit the bottom so to...
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The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

August 23, 2011
The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

By Dr. Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Have you ever wondered how your thinking might influence your physical health, performance or well-being? In the second quarter issue of 2005, research was presented by Dr. Alan Rozanski in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focused on developments in the field of Behavioral Cardiology....
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Self-Talk in Endurance Events – Keep Your InnerVoice Positive

August 13, 2011
Self-Talk in Endurance Events – Keep Your InnerVoice Positive

by Will Murry and Craig Howie Sometimes before and during races, you get a voice inside your head that wants to tell you things.  Welcome to Self-talk.  Actually, Self-talk is a major part of every athlete’s journey.  This voice is often your own; sometimes it’s the voice of someone else: a parent, a sibling,...
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Choking: What is it and How to Avoid it

July 23, 2011
Choking:  What is it and How to Avoid it

by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psych. Consultants In the days following the U.S. Women’s shocking loss to Japan in the World Cup Final the most common refrain heard on TV and radio or read on the internet was, “Wow, what a choke job.”  The widely held belief was that the...
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Four Tips for Coaching Championship Games

July 19, 2011
Four Tips for Coaching Championship Games

From the editor:  In light of the USA Women’s Soccer Team and its unfortunate loss yesterday to Japan in the World Cup – this article is particularly timely.  Not only did the US team fail to hold leads on two different occasions, they were out-hustled by a Japanese team that kept on coming. Coming...
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A Long Day Outdoors: Mental Conditioning for Ironman Triathlons

July 17, 2011
A Long Day Outdoors: Mental Conditioning for Ironman Triathlons

  by Will Murray “Sixteen hours is a long time and you can live a lifetime in that span.” Sister Madonna Buder, finisher of 44 Ironmans, now age 80  Long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons are very long events, 70.3 and 140.6 miles long, respectively.  And they take a long time to finish.  The world record...
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Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

July 7, 2011
Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

From the Editor:  Earl Poteet is one of a few selected Brainspotting practitioners who have trained with Dr. David Grand, its creator.  He is a former head coach and player of multiple sports who has consciously begun to focus on the use of Brainspotting with performance problems amongst players that may be trauma based. ...
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Dr. Julian Morrow – Sport Psychology Loses a Good Friend

June 5, 2011
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Its never good news to learn of a friend’s passing, but in this case, those of us at Podium Sports Journal who knew him are particularly saddened.  On Friday May 27th Dr. Julian Morrow, “J” to his friends, succumbed to the second of two heart attacks. I spoke with him a week ago.  He...
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Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

June 5, 2011
Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Why does a swimmer get out of bed at 4am on a cold, wet Tuesday in December. Why do they drive all the way to the pool and swim up and down for two hours? Why do they then have a bite of breakfast before doing a tough...
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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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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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