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

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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

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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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What Makes a Great Team Captain in NCAA Sports?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Jesse Michel – West Virginia University Coaches

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Core Competencies – Mental Training on Stage

By Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Controlling Stress: The Key to a Great US Open Finish The special pressures that surround

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From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

Dear Podium: I’ve raced at a world class level for a number of years and had significant success. My best performance on the world stage was an 8th place in the Olympic Games and I was just coming off an injury. My problem is that in spite of this level of success, I sometimes feel such a lack of confidence that it really interferes with my performance. It has been so bad there were even a few times when I wondered if I even belonged on the track. How can I better condition myself mentally so that I don’t beat myself before the start?
– Wanting More Confidence

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