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Mental Skills & the Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold Medalists – I

July 11, 2012
Mental Skills & the Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold Medalists – I

Podium Sports Journal’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with Drs. Noah Gentner and Vanessa Shannon by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Sport Psychologists recognize the importance of mental skills and preparation strategies before key athletic events.  Most athletes understand that these things are important as well.  But, what do these athletes actually do...
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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

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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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Athletes' Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence

January 9, 2010
Athletes' Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence

Foreward by Dr. Stephen Walker – Editor: “Confidence is a factor that can influence an athlete’s performance in remarkable ways.  It can cause the cocky to make tactical and strategic errors.  The lack of it can mess with the performance of  talented athletes because they fail to channel their focus in the most effective...
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Sport Psychology in Working with Successful vs Unsuccessful Teams

November 13, 2009
Sport Psychology in Working with Successful vs Unsuccessful Teams

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week – Reflections on Applied Consulting work with Teams While working on their Master’s thesis at California State University – Fullerton, Ian Connole and Kristen Frevert  had the opportunity to consult with high school baseball teams on both ends of the spectrum in terms of...
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Mental Skills Training – Dr. Ken Hodge and Critical Action Response Strategies

October 25, 2009
Mental Skills Training – Dr. Ken Hodge and Critical Action Response Strategies

  Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with New Zealand’s Ken Hodge by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP New developments in the use of achronyms to help athlete’s remember key focusing routines during competition have gained acceptance in recent years.  Dr. Sarah Castillo from West Point’s Center for Performance Enhancement is known...
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Dr. Geir Jordet: Choking In Pressure Situations – How to Prevent it.

October 4, 2009
Dr. Geir Jordet: Choking In Pressure Situations – How to Prevent it.

by Stephen Walker, Ph.D. CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Geir Jordet Geir Jordet is Associate Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Sognsv, Norway.  He is also a consultant to World Cup Soccer Teams and has done some remarkable work in studying who succeeds and who doesn’t...
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Predicting Injury in Collegiate Basketball – Is it Possible?

September 15, 2009
Predicting Injury in Collegiate Basketball – Is it Possible?

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An Interview with Jessica Laber: researching contributory factors in predicting injury amongst collegiate basketball players. by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Laura Finch and Jessica Laber are focused as both athletic trainers and sports scientists on the controversial issues surrounding who is and who isn’t at greatest risk of...
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Coaching Education Podcast on Youth Football – Featuring Jay Goldstein

August 23, 2009
Coaching Education Podcast on Youth Football – Featuring Jay Goldstein

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Jay Goldstein from the University of Maryland – speaks to us about his research sponsored by the NFL’s National Football Foundation on coaching education variables in youth football at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology meeting in St. Louis this past year.  This study involved monitoring a youth football...
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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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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...
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