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Mental Toughness Training for Pitchers

September 19, 2007
Mental Toughness Training for Pitchers

Ron Wolforth, director of Pitching Central, a Houston Texas based pitching development facility has developed a total pitching development program called “The Athletic Pitcher.” Wolforth shared how he teaches the metal aspects of pitching performance, and works with pitchers at his pitching boot camp to produce more mentally tough and competitive pitchers. Wolforth was...
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Team Cohesion

September 18, 2007
Team Cohesion

There are many group dynamics that take place within a sporting team. One of the most important is cohesion. One is always hearing about how important it is for a team to “gel” or “bond” or “have good chemistry.” Cohesive teams can achieve dramatic and awesome things. The way players interact has a tremendous...
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Overtraining in Sprint and Endurance Sports

September 17, 2007
Overtraining in Sprint and Endurance Sports

The following is an article by Mark Jenkins MD as it appears on the Rice University website. Here’s a link to the full article. It is no secret among athletes that in order to improve performance you’ve got to work hard. However, hard training breaks you down and makes you weaker. It is rest...
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Mind Over Mountain: Mental Tips for Climbing

September 15, 2007
Mind Over Mountain: Mental Tips for Climbing

Unlike other aspects of cycling, climbing success is considered by most to be almost 100 percent dependent on fitness and natural ability. It occurred to me, however, that there is actually much more to it. Over the years, I’ve picked up numerous tricks and techniques that have allowed me to occasionally put one over...
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Imagery and Visualization in Sports

September 14, 2007
Imagery and Visualization in Sports

Marilyn King was training for the 1980 Olympics when she was involved in a car accident which resulted in a back injury that left her bedridden for months. During her recovery, she spent hours using mental training techniques, watching films of Pentathlon, and visualizing herself competing. Although she was unable to train physically, her...
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Marvin Zauderer on Suffering

September 13, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Suffering

Your legs are burning. Your lungs are burning. Thoughts of flaming out, backing off, or giving up are dancing in your tortured mind. What will you do next? The mentally fit cyclist is highly skilled in responding to suffering, and thus has a distinct advantage over many competitors. When we cyclists use the word...
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Malta Olympic Committee's View On Sport Psychology

September 12, 2007
Malta Olympic Committee's View On Sport Psychology

In the following article from The Malta Independent, Adele Muscat from the Malta Olympic Committee focuses on sports psychology in today’s top-level sport. Most of us remember when our mental state interfered with a good performance. It might have been excessive anxiety in a school exam or meeting a person you wanted to impress....
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Eating Disorders & The Female Athlete Triad

September 9, 2007
Eating Disorders & The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad refers to three interrelated health problems seen in females. These problems include: low energy availability, menstrual disorders, and weak bones. In the extreme, these problems may be expressed as eating disorders, amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods), and osteoporosis (an increased risk of fractures). What are the risk factors for developing...
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Empty Your Mind & Enter The Zone

September 2, 2007
Empty Your Mind & Enter The Zone

There are three main principles of the Inner Game – quieting the mind, non-judgment and trusting the body. The player must first learn to apply them in training. And when he experiences these effects in training he knows what to look for in the match. He then plays the inner game – how to...
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7 Steps To Effective Goal Setting

August 29, 2007
7 Steps To Effective Goal Setting

You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. – Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber to successfully summit Mt. Everest Setting goals is one of the most commonly used training tools. Goals can organize the...
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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

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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...
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