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Athletes: Recover & Return to Sport Fast from Vocal Cord Dysfunction

October 22, 2015
Athletes: Recover & Return to Sport Fast from Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Podium’s Podcast from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference 2015 – Indianpolis Erika Carlson is the director of the Excellence in Sport Performance at Erika Carlson sports.  She presented a session designed with Dr. Barbara Walker from the Center for Human Performance, USA – and was gracious enough to provide a very insightful...
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Coaches: It’s About Getting them to the Starting Line

October 20, 2015
Coaches: It’s About Getting them to the Starting Line

This compelling article for coaches in cross country and track offers three case study scenarios involving athletes at various stages in their development. Guidelines for motivating, supporting, managing stress, and race preparations are included in addition to some other very effective coaching methods. Solid perspectives are provided to help parents of developing athletes too.
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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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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

December 16, 2014
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by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist about the mental game.  There are many different characteristics that make volleyball a challenging sport: the size of the athlete, ability to jump, dig and set with finesse, to perform...
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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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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

November 15, 2014
How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

By Ross Flowers An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions About Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete Parent: When should I allow my child to begin a sport? Dr. Flowers: Introducing your child to sports at an early age (four to nine) is often a great way to support motor skill development, mental processing, problem...
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6 Motivation Tips for Beginning Your Child’s Offseason Training Program

November 12, 2014
6 Motivation Tips for Beginning Your Child’s Offseason Training Program

by Shana Brenner Whether a kid plays football or runs track, effective training doesn’t stop when the season does — because it’s actually what players do in the offseason months that can make all the difference in how they perform. So how do you help players stay motivated when there are no more practice...
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The Biggest Secret to Swimming Fast Under Pressure

November 7, 2014
The Biggest Secret to Swimming Fast Under Pressure

by Alan Goldberg, PhD   Do you ever wonder why so many good swimmers seem to fall apart at the big meet? How come they tend to go faster in practice than at Championships? Why does someone always go faster in a relay or off event than he would in his best event? There’s...
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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

September 20, 2014
5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

  A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a young coach that truly serves as a great example of an “athlete centered coaching method.”  Podium Sports Journal is no stranger to advocating coaching methods that are more focused on the athlete’s needs vs. the coach’s preferred style...
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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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Athletes: Recover & Return to Sport Fast from Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Podium’s Podcast from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference 2015 – Indianpolis Erika Carlson is the director of the Excellence in Sport Performance...
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