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DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

July 11, 2012
DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

DJ Gregory and the PGA Tour by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP There have been a number of great stories that serve to inspire.  Many of them refer to athletes who did the extraordinary.  Last year we featured the story of Kara Goucher overcoming years of injuries to finally land on her proper platform –...
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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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Coaches Empowering Athletes … Using an “Athlete-Centered” Approach

June 13, 2009
Coaches Empowering Athletes … Using an “Athlete-Centered” Approach

Bridging the gap between coaching research and practice By Michael P. Sheridan, Ph.D. What is this article about? The purpose of this article is to provide support for coaches who wish to review, consider, and apply findings from recent research in coaching education to their practice. This article will review a recent research article...
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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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Another Case for Training your Mind and Body

April 25, 2009
Another Case for Training your Mind and Body

a great read!
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PETTLEP Imagery 5 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

December 31, 2007
PETTLEP Imagery 5 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

PETTLEP Imagery Part 5 By Dave Smith, Ph.D. In collaboration with Stephen Walker, Ph.D. from Podium Sports Journal The first 3 parts of this series focused on previous research in the use of imagery for improving athletic performance, and the specific factors that contribute to measurable benefits athletes have experienced in the use of...
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PETTLEP Imagery 2 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

December 23, 2007
PETTLEP Imagery 2 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

Part 2 – Mind power: By Dave Smith, Ph.D. In collaboration with Stephen Walker, Ph.D. from Podium Sports Journal In Part 1, we explored the history of imagery use in athletic performance and reviewed the scientific literature, which offered mixed reviews on its effectiveness. Although more recent studies have demonstrated measurable benefits to the...
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Sport Relaxation Techniques

October 23, 2007
Sport Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation is of great importance to any athlete striving for peak performance. Relaxation skills can help athletes reduce mental (self-doubts, worry, etc.) and physical anxiety (nausea, shaking, etc.), while increasing concentration and performance. Relaxation techniques can be used prior to competition or, if practiced enough, during competition. There are many techniques for keeping cool...
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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

by Jason Schreiber, MA Baseball Coach – Alvin College A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a...
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