Welcome to Podium Sports Journal!

Contributors use your credentials to log in

Please keep your password private!

Member Login
Lost your password?

News Coverage

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...
More »

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...
More »

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,...
More »

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...
More »

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...
More »

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...
More »

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...
More »

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...
More »

The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part II

March 31, 2010
The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part II

Taylor Mays works out in preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP A few weeks ago I talked about the mental challenges of the NFL Combine (http://www.podiumsportsjournal.com/2010/03/18/the-most-important-job-interview-in-sports-part-i/).  I was even able to interview former NFL offensive lineman, Mike Rosenthal, to get an insider’s view of the Combine.
More »

What Every CEO-COO Should Know About Heart Attack

March 28, 2010
What Every CEO-COO Should Know About Heart Attack

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists The sudden death of Ryan Shay at the 2007 Olympic Marathon Trials – and – Alberto Salazar’s own bout with heart disease have prompted the publication of this article in Podium Sports Journal.  Podium is focused on optimum health and peak performance – and...
More »

Exclusives

5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
More »



News Coverage

Archives