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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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Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

April 7, 2011
Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

Sasha DiGiulian Win’s the 2011 SCS National Championships in Sport Climbing Photos by Dominik Walker Editors Note: Goal Setting is commonly referred to as an integral mental skill. However, in our experience there are few coaches and athletes that really know how to do it properly. It is a mental skill that will require...
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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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Olympic Champions will need to hit 212 to be Successful

February 13, 2010
Olympic Champions will need to hit 212 to be Successful

The Olympic Games start today and the world's finest athletes will be competing. Who knows what will happen?
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Poised for Greatness: Inspiration and Opportunity in Superbowl XLIV

February 6, 2010
Poised for Greatness: Inspiration and Opportunity in Superbowl XLIV

by Stephen Walker, Ph.D., CC-AASP Inspirational Stories – See What the Saint’s Use to Pump Themselves Up – Check out the Video “Finish Strong” Saint’s Defensive Lineman Anthony Hargrove sets the standard for inspiration in this years Super Bowl.  As if the match-up between Drew Brees and Peyton Manning isn’t compelling enough, Hargrove gives...
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What Makes a Great Team Captain in NCAA Sports?

January 18, 2010
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 have varying expectations of their team captains.  Some will follow the adage of  ‘expect nothing be prepared for everything’ while others will want their team captain to serve as an assistant coach.  Leadership is...
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Athletes' Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence

January 9, 2010
Athletes' Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence

Foreward by Dr. Stephen Walker – Editor: “Confidence is a factor that can influence an athlete’s performance in remarkable ways.  It can cause the cocky to make tactical and strategic errors.  The lack of it can mess with the performance of  talented athletes because they fail to channel their focus in the most effective...
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The Storybook Finish that Didn't Happen – Jenny Barringer's NCAA Cross Country Championships

December 2, 2009
The Storybook Finish that Didn't Happen – Jenny Barringer's NCAA Cross Country Championships

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP What Happened to Jenny Barringer? Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”   The first time I read that I had to go over it a couple times to really let it sink in.  Jenny...
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From USOC's Dr. Sean McCann: How Coaches & Athletes Can Build Stronger Performances

November 22, 2009
From USOC's Dr. Sean McCann: How Coaches & Athletes Can Build Stronger Performances

The USOC’s Coaching Newsletter – An Article on Performance Enhancement A THREE-STEP FORMULA FOR COMPETITION READINESS: FROM PREPARATION TO EXECUTION By Sean McCann, USOC Sport Psychologist- Strength and Power When an athlete prepares well, has the talent, but simply doesn’t execute, it is frustrating and often puzzling to figure out what went wrong. At...
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Predicting Success in Putting – Routines, Time on Task & Putting Distance

October 8, 2009
Predicting Success in Putting – Routines, Time on Task & Putting Distance

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Rob Bell from Ball State University by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Rob Bell, Kyle Cox, W. Holmes Finch and Camille Cassidy did one of the more interesting studies using collegiate golfers and monitoring who was successful and who wasn’t on short putts (3-6 feet)...
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Mental Preparation & Team Culture Count in SuperBowl XLVIII

By Matt Long, M.A., M.Ed.                                       ...
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