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Building Team Cohesion – Coaching Youth Hockey with Dr. Larry Lauer

October 1, 2012
Building Team Cohesion – Coaching Youth Hockey with Dr. Larry Lauer

Podcast of the Week – Dr. Larry Lauer – Keys to Coaching Youth Hockey Dr. Larry Lauer is the Director of Coaching Education and Development at Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports.  He has played hockey for many years and continues to coach the game.  As a AASP certified sport...
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Optimism in Coaching – How Athletes & Coaches View Effectiveness

September 30, 2012
Optimism in Coaching – How Athletes & Coaches View Effectiveness

  Podcast Interview with Dr. Andrea Becker on Perceptual Differences in Optimism & Coaching Effectiveness Coaching is a tremendously dynamic process.  One who studies coaching effectiveness is Dr. Andrea Becker from California State University at Fullerton.  She will be the first to tell you that there are many different variables to coaching effectiveness.  She’s...
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Psychology & Big Wave Surfers: Dr. Lenny Wiersma Studies “Mavericks”

September 30, 2012
Psychology & Big Wave Surfers: Dr. Lenny Wiersma Studies “Mavericks”

Dr. Lenny Wiersma is faculty at California State University, Fullerton and has long been an admirer of Big Wave Surfing.  So he decided it might be good to understand more about the mental skills involved in this remarkable endeavor.  He got a great sense of what these incredible athletes experience, train, and go through...
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Mental Skills & Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold medalists – II

July 12, 2012
Mental Skills & Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold medalists – II

Podium Sports Journal’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with Drs. Noah Gentner and Vanessa Shannon by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Sport Psychologists recognize the importance of mental skills & preparation strategies used by coaches and athletes before key athletic events.  Most athletes understand their importance as well.  But, what do these athletes...
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Mental Skills & the Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold Medalists – I

July 11, 2012
Mental Skills & the Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold Medalists – I

Podium Sports Journal’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with Drs. Noah Gentner and Vanessa Shannon by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Sport Psychologists recognize the importance of mental skills and preparation strategies before key athletic events.  Most athletes understand that these things are important as well.  But, what do these athletes actually do...
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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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The Mental Skills of Jeremy Bloom

January 17, 2011
The Mental Skills of Jeremy Bloom

Jeremy Bloom COLORADO ’06 Sport: Football Why he matters: World’s top-ranked mogul skier in 2002; arguably the nation’s most feared punt returner; activist for a national Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights. What he dislikes most about the NCAA: “They limit opportunity.” On giving up 45 grand after winning Superstars competition: “The NCAA let me...
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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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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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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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Exclusives

Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

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  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...
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