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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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Positive Psychology Enhances Coaching & Athlete Productivity

November 20, 2014

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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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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Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

July 25, 2014
Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

  Building Championship Behavior Using a 360 Degree Point-of-View in Developing Teamwork by Lowell Wightman The team practice today is similar in every way to each practice before. To repeat the success that yields championship results there can be no let up of effort, intent, or accountability. Everyone is responsible for the behavior necessary...
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Athletes: Focus on What YOU Control – Preparation, Effort & Attitude

March 23, 2013
Athletes: Focus on What YOU Control – Preparation, Effort & Attitude

  by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, NCC, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychology and  Bill Walker, JD.   Athlete’s Dilemma: With So Many Variables in Training – Overwhelm is a Common Occurrence Not too long ago Podium Sports Journal conducted an interview with Dr. Sam Maniar, former staff Sport Psychologist with The Ohio State...
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Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

June 5, 2011
Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Why does a swimmer get out of bed at 4am on a cold, wet Tuesday in December. Why do they drive all the way to the pool and swim up and down for two hours? Why do they then have a bite of breakfast before doing a tough...
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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

May 27, 2011

by Rebecca Symes, CPsychol Many people look up to and aspire towards the world’s greatest athletes and at times they can be perceived as having the perfect life; getting to play the sport they love for a living, in the public eye earning respect and adoration and for the elite few, earning large amounts...
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From the Field: Confidence and Competition

August 27, 2007
From the Field: Confidence and Competition

Dear Podium: I’ve got a young athlete I’ve been working with who trains beautifully but just can’t put it together during competition. I believe it is a confidence issue. How can I better coach him so that he doesn’t beat himself before the gun goes off? – Confidence Coach
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The Nine Mental Skills of a Successful Athlete

February 17, 2007
The Nine Mental Skills of a Successful Athlete

During the past twenty-five years, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of athletes from over thirty different sports, ranging from scholastic to collegiate, Olympic to professional. Many had already achieved success at the elite level, others were aspiring to greatness. Some would ultimately make it; others would not. What they all...
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Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race

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April 2017 Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race By Donna J. Bencivengo Many remember the incredible Olympic run of swimmer Michael...
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