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Mental Skills & Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold medalists – II

July 12, 2012
Mental Skills & Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold medalists – II

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 & preparation strategies used by coaches and athletes before key athletic events.  Most athletes understand their importance as well.  But, what do these athletes...
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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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The Dave Scott Interview

October 2, 2011
The Dave Scott Interview

From the Editor (10.1.2011)  Some of you may begin hearing about Dave Scott and Mark Allen’s concerns over the upcoming release of Matt Fitzgerald’s depiction of  (“IronWar”, VeloPress, 2011).  They feel strongly enough about the piece to sue the author and VeloPress for defamation of character and state flat out that there are erroneous...
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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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Self-Handicapping: Overcoming “Yourself” in Competition

August 25, 2011
Self-Handicapping: Overcoming “Yourself” in Competition

By Larry Lauer, PhD, CC-AASP Michigan Youth Sports Institute Named one of the NSAPE Top 100 coaching educators of 2007 For a number of years I have worked with athletes as a coach and mental performance consultant. Self-confidence is usually the reason why athletes first contact me. They have hit the bottom so to...
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Playing Conscious Golf – Preparing for Competition

April 11, 2011
Playing Conscious Golf – Preparing for Competition

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists My dentist has a sign in his office that reads, “Just floss the ones you want to keep.” Playing conscious golf involves the same principle. Mental conditioning for good tournament play is not a matter left to happenstance. In fact, many of the key...
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Is Your Focus on Achieving Success or Avoiding Failure?

May 4, 2010
Is Your Focus on Achieving Success or Avoiding Failure?

The Positive Side of Hate by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP I’m a Chicago Bulls fan; have been all my life.  And while I worship Michael Jordan (sorry LeBron, he’s still the best ever…BY FAR), I’m not one of those Bulls “fans” who haven’t watched a game since he retired in 1998 (and yes that...
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Tiger Actually Has to "Try" Now

April 20, 2010
Tiger Actually Has to "Try" Now

by Noah Gentner, PhD Have you ever dated someone who made you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable with who you are?  Maybe they made you feel like you dressed like a slob, drank too much Diet Coke, partied too much, or were lazy.  If you have experienced this you know how uncomfortable it feels to...
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The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

March 18, 2010
The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

One of the most interesting things about the Olympics is that they give us a glimpse at how athletes deal with highly pressurized situations.
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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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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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