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Move Over Dewyane & Chris – LeBron is Here! -or- The King and Two Princes

July 9, 2010
Move Over Dewyane & Chris – LeBron is Here! -or- The King and Two Princes

by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP Thursday night was one of the biggest nights in NBA history.  Whether you liked the way LeBron James made his announcement or not there is no arguing that it was a huge night for the NBA.  Throughout history we have seen great players team up (West, Baylor, and Wilt;...
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Coach for Life: The Legacy of John Wooden

June 22, 2010
Coach for Life: The Legacy of John Wooden

By Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists Few men have achieved both success and been respected for character like John Wooden.  His passing this month leaves a void in many people’s lives but his legacy and “Pyramid of Success” will transcend his passing for many years to come.  Wooden is without...
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NBA Finals: Who will "Turn it On"?

June 10, 2010
NBA Finals: Who will "Turn it On"?

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 11:10 PM by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP Flipping the Switch There is an old adage in sports that you can’t just “turn it on” whenever you want.  You can’t coast against weaker competition and then magically flip a switch and play great against a stronger opponent.  The prevailing logic has...
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MLB Missed Calls: Is What you See – Real or an Illusion?

June 4, 2010

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists Major League Baseball was rocked the other day by the blown call of  Umpire Jim Joyce.  In the top half of the 9th inning, with a lead of 3-0 and two outs recorded – Armando Galarraga had a perfect game going (no hits, no...
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Tim Borland's Feat – 63 Marathons in 63 Days – Inspiring!

May 28, 2010
Tim Borland's Feat – 63 Marathons in 63 Days – Inspiring!

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Who runs 63 marathons in 63 days?  California marathoner Tim Borland did – and it is an accomplishment that has now been made into a documentary movie.  The movie “Feat” was directed and produced by Deborah Carr.  The inspiration for both the film and the run is Cathryn Achilles,...
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Pain is Temporary – Quitting Lasts Forever

May 23, 2010
Pain is Temporary – Quitting Lasts Forever

by Noah Gentner, PhD “Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.”  That quote by Lance Armstrong became my mantra as I prepared to run my first marathon several years ago.  My best friend, Ashwin, and I had decided to take on the challenge of running a marathon and our predominant goal was to finish without...
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Is Your Focus on Achieving Success or Avoiding Failure?

May 4, 2010
Is Your Focus on Achieving Success or Avoiding Failure?

The Positive Side of Hate by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP I’m a Chicago Bulls fan; have been all my life.  And while I worship Michael Jordan (sorry LeBron, he’s still the best ever…BY FAR), I’m not one of those Bulls “fans” who haven’t watched a game since he retired in 1998 (and yes that...
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Tiger Actually Has to "Try" Now

April 20, 2010
Tiger Actually Has to "Try" Now

by Noah Gentner, PhD Have you ever dated someone who made you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable with who you are?  Maybe they made you feel like you dressed like a slob, drank too much Diet Coke, partied too much, or were lazy.  If you have experienced this you know how uncomfortable it feels to...
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Everything To Know About College Recruiting, But Were Afraid to Ask

April 20, 2010
Everything To Know About College Recruiting, But Were Afraid to Ask

By Kelly Kennedy The first question I always ask a family when discussing the possibilities of an athlete pursuing an athletic scholarship is “whose dream is this?”  This is key.  Mom and Dad aren’t going to be the ones getting up at 5:00 AM to get to the early conditioning workouts, it has to...
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For the Love of the Game: Motivating Kids

April 13, 2010
For the Love of the Game: Motivating Kids

by Brian McCormick, CSCS, MSS At the gym this week, I watched a seventh grader work with a personal shooting coach for an hour.  After his lesson, his mother spoke to another coach and had the coach watch her son and offer pointers.  Then, the child shot for another hour as his mother watched...
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What Teddy Roosevelt taught us about “Process vs Outcome Goals”

“It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds...
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