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“Old Fogy almost gets it done”…

July 20, 2009
“Old Fogy almost gets it done”…

” I didn’t feel comfortable with my swing early, but my old friend Byron Nelson once told me when you don’t feel comfortable you concentrate more ” Tom Watson by Michael P. Sheridan, PhD “Old Fogy almost gets it done”…This was the headline that Tom Watson suggested that reporters use in their news reports...
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Jamie Donaldson Repeats as Badwater Ultramarathon Champ

July 15, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Repeats as Badwater Ultramarathon Champ

Jamie Donaldson takes another Badwater in 27:20:18 There was no fooling around for Jamie Donaldson in this year’s Badwater.  She and her crew had a plan and they followed it to the letter….no running under a 10 minute mile pace, stop every 20 miles to change socks and shoes, and keep it steady throughout. ...
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Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

July 13, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Planet Earth’s Undisputed “Toughest Road Race” What do you call a 135 mile long road race with a gain of 13,000 vertical feet that spans  three mountain ranges in mid-summer Death Valley temperatures exceeding 130 degrees Farenheit?  You call it the AdventureCORPS’  “Badwater Ultramarathon” – thats what!  So grueling...
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Jess and Bren Interview Dr. Stephen Walker on KCFR Radio – Ft. Collins, Colorado

July 4, 2009
Jess and Bren Interview Dr. Stephen Walker on KCFR Radio – Ft. Collins, Colorado

Brenda Epstein and Jess Knudson’s award winning sports talk show is called “Beyond the Balls” Listen as they interview our own Dr. Stephen Walker Jess and Bren are pretty much icons in Ft. Collins Colorado.  They have one of the funniest, most compelling sports talk shows on the radio today.  Although really quite saavy,...
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Core Competencies – Mental Training on Stage

June 23, 2009
Core Competencies – Mental Training on Stage

By Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Controlling Stress: The Key to a Great US Open Finish The special pressures that surround our national championship in professional golf  are both a delight and disaster waiting to happen…and the $1.35 million smackers at stake are but a small part of the story. Open to sectional qualifiers anywhere...
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Podium Interviews Will Frischkorn – Training for the Tour de France

June 15, 2009
Podium Interviews Will Frischkorn – Training for the Tour de France

Will Frischkorn, Tour de France stage 7 Podium’s Podcast of the Week Features an Interview with elite cyclist Will Frischkorn: by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Will Frischkorn is one of those unassuming types that hang out in Boulder – a lot like your friend and neighbor his friendly yet calm exterior belies an aggressive...
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Don't We Owe Them More?

June 9, 2009
Don't We Owe Them More?

By Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, CC-AASP – Coaching Educator – West Virginia University The June 8, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated features an article entitled “I Want My Body Back” by George Dohrmann. It is a long overdue look at the weight and health struggles of several post collegiate DI football players. The article focuses...
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Interview with Matt Reed: winner of 2009 the Pan Am Triathlon Title

May 30, 2009
Interview with Matt Reed: winner of 2009 the Pan Am Triathlon Title

Listen to our Podcast of the week – An interview with Matt Reed after a training session this winter by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Matt Reed was born in New Zealand but moved to the USA several years ago when his love for elite triathlete Kelly Rees brought him here.  Competing for the USA,...
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"One, Two, Three, Attitude – HaH!" Another lesson in Coaching Education and Youth Sports

May 17, 2009
"One, Two, Three, Attitude – HaH!" Another lesson in Coaching Education and Youth Sports

Malcom Gladwell writes about youth sports, Rick Pitino, David & Goliath and war strategy in the New Yorker: by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP When Vivek Ranadive’ coached his Redwood City – 12 year old girls basketball team to the National Junior Basketball Championships, he was more than a curiosity.  Never having played basketball, and...
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Structuring Rewards for Athletes in Youth Development Programs

May 12, 2009
Structuring Rewards for Athletes in Youth Development Programs

By Dr. Haley Perlus Athletes First Why do young athletes participate in sports?  This is a simple question with insurmountable implications for improving youth competitive sport. Children choose to participate in sport for the following six reasons: 1) to have fun,  2) to learn and improve skills,   3) to be with friends,   4)...
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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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