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Athletes, Energy Drinks, Addiction & Substance Abuse – A Risky Combination

October 31, 2009
Athletes, Energy Drinks, Addiction & Substance Abuse – A Risky Combination

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Conrad Woolsey by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP and Conrad Woolsey, PhD When contemplating his doctoral research at the University of Missouri, Conrad Woolsey wanted to solve a problem.  He had observed a lot of risky behaviors amongst his fellow students, including those who were student-athletes. ...
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Talk Back to Your Negative Self Talk

October 31, 2009
Talk Back to Your Negative Self Talk

6 Steps to Taming that Devilish Little Voice BY ROB POLISHOOK, MA, CPC All competitive players recognize negative self-thoughts. It starts with that devilish little voice in our head which raises doubts, fears and questions about our ability to perform. The little voice usually comes during the most pressure-packed times in amatch.  It’s that...
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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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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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Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

August 7, 2009
Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – an Interview with Dr. Daniel Czech – Georgia Southern University by Stephen E Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Daniel Czech is a professor of sport psychology in a program that has done some remarkable research in recent years, particularly qualitative efforts.  Qualitative research involves a more in-depth study of...
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Garmin-Slipstream & Lance Armstrong Teach us Patience – Tour de France Epilogue

August 4, 2009
Garmin-Slipstream & Lance Armstrong Teach us Patience – Tour de France Epilogue

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium Sports Journal Tour de France – Awards Best Team:  Garmin-Slipstream runs a clean race! It seems that every third day or so another rider is implicated in a doping scandal.  This brings to what seems like triple digits….the number of cyclists who have been busted for doping.  You...
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What Coaches and Consultants Should Know about Music and Rhythm in Sport Performance

August 2, 2009
What Coaches and Consultants Should Know about Music and Rhythm in Sport Performance

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: Dr. Lois Butcher-Poffley’s research on music & tempo in Sport by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP I remember when we used to watch cartoons on TV every Saturday morning.  We’d watch Loony Tunes and Road Runner, but the room would come alive when Bugs Bunny started doing the Rumba...
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Revisiting Research on the Experience of ‘Suffering’ in Cycling

July 10, 2009
Revisiting Research on the Experience of ‘Suffering’ in Cycling

In a special effort to acknowledge the grueling nature of the Tour de France – this qualitative research on the experience of “suffering” in cycling will open your eyes. Editor’s note: The vast majority of literature in sport psychology involves quantitative research methods. These help in understanding trends and the prevalence of applied methods...
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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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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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