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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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Behaviors that Characterize “Bad Coaching”

February 3, 2012
Behaviors that Characterize “Bad Coaching”

Editor’s note: This week the local paper did an expose about a local high school wresting coach who was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a minor by a person in a position of trust.  Turns out this coach has a stellar won-loss record, steered his team to a State Championship and was...
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Between the Pipes: Mental Toughness Tips for Goalies

October 28, 2011
Between the Pipes: Mental Toughness Tips for Goalies

For Podium Sports Journal by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP and Alec Baker, PsyD What happens when you combine the speed of five great athletes in helmets and pads sprinting on ice skates straight at you? Oh yeah, they’re also bearing weapons. A simple collision, of which there are many, often sends metal blades and...
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Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

September 9, 2011
Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

Athletes in every sport will from time to time lose focus, become self-conscious, have self-doubts to contend with and worry about things. It happens especially in cycling, which can be grueling on the best of days. Emotions with strong physical components are the worst because they have what’s called an attractor field – an...
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P3 Thinking – Conditioning Yourself Mentally

March 28, 2011
P3 Thinking – Conditioning Yourself Mentally

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Robin Vealey is one of sport psychology’s best. Her book Coaching for the Inner Edge (2005) is one the field’s most comprehensive works. In it she offers guidance in the use of applied methods and instruction on some of the most valuable techniques available. I give it my highest...
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The Inner Game – A Different Approach to Skill Development

May 22, 2010
The Inner Game – A Different Approach to Skill Development

Last fall, I attended a UCLA football game with some friends. One couple brought their young toddler. As we tailgated, the boy ran all over the place. He tried to play with other young kids or he played with his dad, running after his ball and hiking it to his mom. One time, he...
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For the Love of the Game: Motivating Kids

April 13, 2010
For the Love of the Game: Motivating Kids

by Brian McCormick, CSCS, MSS At the gym this week, I watched a seventh grader work with a personal shooting coach for an hour.  After his lesson, his mother spoke to another coach and had the coach watch her son and offer pointers.  Then, the child shot for another hour as his mother watched...
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Fight, Flight, FREEZE: The 7 Biggest Fears that Paralyze Athletes in Sports

March 5, 2010
Fight, Flight, FREEZE: The 7 Biggest Fears that Paralyze Athletes in Sports

ROB POLISHOOK, MA, CPC How many times have you heard the   following from a coach, parent, or teammate? “If only he played to his potential”… “If only she could play matches like she plays in practice”… “If only he wouldn’t get tight during crucial points”… “If only she would just let herself go and...
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Mental Training Pays Off – Vancouver Olympics 2010

February 28, 2010
Mental Training Pays Off – Vancouver Olympics 2010

by Dr. Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychogists What do you get when you employ a positive mental attitude, strong self-motivation, well managed goal-setting, effective self-talk, a disciplined visualization of your upcoming performance, competent stress control, determined focus and concentration, and an ongoing dedication to establishing and maintaining productive relationships with...
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Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

February 26, 2010
Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists In a previous article involving a “From the Field” interview with Dr. Stephen Walker, Podium Sports Journal answered several questions with respect to the mental conditioning these great athletes engage in prior to their competition performance.  Those questions focused on preparation under the best...
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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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