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DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

July 11, 2012
DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

DJ Gregory and the PGA Tour by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP There have been a number of great stories that serve to inspire.  Many of them refer to athletes who did the extraordinary.  Last year we featured the story of Kara Goucher overcoming years of injuries to finally land on her proper platform –...
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Mythbusting in High School Sports: Perspectives of Athletes, Coaches and Parents

December 7, 2009
Mythbusting in High School Sports: Perspectives of Athletes, Coaches and Parents

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with Samantha Monda by Stephen Walker, PhD – CC-AASP Dr. Aimee Kimball, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine was the lead researcher on this study, and was ably assisted by graduate students Samantha Monda (West Virginia University), Dana Voelker (Michigan State University), and Sarah Compton of Argosy...
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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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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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AASP 2009 – The Art and Science of Applied Sport Psychology

September 22, 2009
AASP 2009 – The Art and Science of Applied Sport Psychology

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP From the Editor Salt Lake City, Utah – It dawned on me while attending the 24th annual AASP conference – that I had participated in the 2nd one held in Nashua, New Hampshire way back in the fall of 1987. Holy Moly!  I is old and the pic above...
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Predicting Injury in Collegiate Basketball – Is it Possible?

September 15, 2009
Predicting Injury in Collegiate Basketball – Is it Possible?

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An Interview with Jessica Laber: researching contributory factors in predicting injury amongst collegiate basketball players. by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Laura Finch and Jessica Laber are focused as both athletic trainers and sports scientists on the controversial issues surrounding who is and who isn’t at greatest risk 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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Don't We Owe Them More?

June 9, 2009
Don't We Owe Them More?

By Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, CC-AASP – Coaching Educator – West Virginia University The June 8, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated features an article entitled “I Want My Body Back” by George Dohrmann. It is a long overdue look at the weight and health struggles of several post collegiate DI football players. The article focuses...
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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

  A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a young coach that truly serves as a great...
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