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3 Mental Game Lessons from the US Open at Merion Golf Club

July 6, 2013
3 Mental Game Lessons from the US Open at Merion Golf Club

photo courtesy of media.philly.com  Lessons From Merion by Matt Long, MA, MEd “I’ll tell you about these (U.S.) Opens, they get tougher and tougher on the mental side.  You keep remembering the mistakes you made in the past that cost you an Open title.  I guess you keep trying too hard.” -Sam Snead, PGA...
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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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Key Mental Skills in Race Car Driving – Dr. Kevin L. Burke

April 30, 2010
Key Mental Skills in Race Car Driving – Dr. Kevin L. Burke

Podium’s Podcast of the Month – Featuring – Dr. Kevin L. Burke Editor’s note: As the summer creeps into view, NASCAR is beginning to ramp up and The IRL is gaining momentum.  America’s favorite racing venues are virtually sold out weeks in advance as fans clamor to catch all the action.  Emerging as one...
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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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Performance at its Best: Apolo Anton Ohno

March 2, 2010
Performance at its Best: Apolo Anton Ohno

“I’ve always, in the back of my head, wanted to be known as one of the greatest short track speedskaters of all time,” he told The Associated Press on Monday and on Friday, he brought it all home. by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists “In the end, its the extra...
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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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Julia Mancuso's Day: Who Said Luck, Time and Circumstance Don't Factor In?

February 25, 2010
Julia Mancuso's Day: Who Said Luck, Time and Circumstance Don't Factor In?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Julia Mancuso Part 1 Julia Mancuso woke up yesterday morning focused on one thing:  Performing well enough to win Gold in arguably her favorite event – The Giant Slalom.  Skiing at the top of her game, Mancuso has already done...
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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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Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

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  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...
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