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Star.com Canada Investigation of Coaching Behavior

March 15, 2015
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A Toronto Star/CTV W5 investigative report was featured in The Star.Com Canada. It examined accusations made against a competitive high school basketball program - that their coaches' behavior was emotional abuse.
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What Teddy Roosevelt taught us about “Process vs Outcome Goals”

March 3, 2015
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“It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly,...
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The Truth about Vertical Jump in Basketball

December 4, 2014
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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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Positive Psychology Enhances Coaching & Athlete Productivity

November 20, 2014
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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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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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Core Principles in Positive Coaching

January 27, 2014
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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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3 Mental Game Lessons from the US Open at Merion Golf Club

July 6, 2013
3 Mental Game Lessons from the US Open at Merion Golf Club

photo courtesy of media.philly.com  Lessons From Merion by Matt Long, MA, MEd “I’ll tell you about these (U.S.) Opens, they get tougher and tougher on the mental side.  You keep remembering the mistakes you made in the past that cost you an Open title.  I guess you keep trying too hard.” –Sam Snead, PGA...
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Posture as a Behavioral Tool in Preparing to Deal with Stress

October 15, 2012
Posture as a Behavioral Tool in Preparing to Deal with Stress

Amy Cuddy, Harvard researcher on Body Language reviews research and anecdotes that reveal how ‘Power Poses’ can alter not only how others perceive us – but more importantly – HOW WE EXPERIENCE stressful evaluative situations.  I’ve often spoken to the relationship between neurotransmitters and the sequence of how feelings – emotions – moods –...
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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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What Teddy Roosevelt taught us about “Process vs Outcome Goals”

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