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Malta Olympic Committee's View On Sport Psychology

September 12, 2007
Malta Olympic Committee's View On Sport Psychology

In the following article from The Malta Independent, Adele Muscat from the Malta Olympic Committee focuses on sports psychology in today’s top-level sport. Most of us remember when our mental state interfered with a good performance. It might have been excessive anxiety in a school exam or meeting a person you wanted to impress....
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Eating Disorders & The Female Athlete Triad

September 9, 2007
Eating Disorders & The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad refers to three interrelated health problems seen in females. These problems include: low energy availability, menstrual disorders, and weak bones. In the extreme, these problems may be expressed as eating disorders, amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods), and osteoporosis (an increased risk of fractures). What are the risk factors for developing...
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Empty Your Mind & Enter The Zone

September 2, 2007
Empty Your Mind & Enter The Zone

There are three main principles of the Inner Game – quieting the mind, non-judgment and trusting the body. The player must first learn to apply them in training. And when he experiences these effects in training he knows what to look for in the match. He then plays the inner game – how to...
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7 Steps To Effective Goal Setting

August 29, 2007
7 Steps To Effective Goal Setting

You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. - Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber to successfully summit Mt. Everest Setting goals is one of the most commonly used training tools. Goals can organize the...
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Psychology and Soccer – What Makes A Good Player

August 28, 2007
Psychology and Soccer – What Makes A Good Player

Sports Psychology is playing an ever-increasing role in influencing soccer performance. At Ajax football club in Holland, their selection policy of 18 year old players depends 80% of the time on the intelligence and personality of the footballer! A Sports Psychologist can identify weaknesses in the psychological make-up of a player and can provide...
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From the Field: Confidence and Competition

August 27, 2007
From the Field: Confidence and Competition

Dear Podium: I’ve got a young athlete I’ve been working with who trains beautifully but just can’t put it together during competition. I believe it is a confidence issue. How can I better coach him so that he doesn’t beat himself before the gun goes off? – Confidence Coach
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Aggression and Violence in Sport

August 23, 2007
Aggression and Violence in Sport

“The use of the word “aggression” is somewhat confusing. The term aggression is employed to describe angry violent behavior with intent to hurt a person or cause damage to property. “Aggressive” behavior is also used to depict a strong and somewhat adventurous effort. Thus an aggressive sales person or athlete, for example, may be...
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Is Stress IQ Hurting Your Performance?

August 22, 2007
Is Stress IQ Hurting Your Performance?

“The influence of stress on athletic performance is a legitimate concern for most coaches and athletes. Whether we realize it or not, our emotions affect every cell in our body (Tutko & Tosi, 1976). Negative emotional reactions are often caused by stress. One of the ways to deal with this phenomenon is to understand...
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From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

August 21, 2007
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...
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Optimum Arousal and Visualization in Muay Thai

August 20, 2007
Optimum Arousal and Visualization in Muay Thai

“It is common knowledge that Muay Thai training is one of the toughest in the world of sport. Some sports physiologists even feel that it is too stressful for the nervous system to go through two sessions of anaerobic training a day like Muay Thai practitioners do. I believe that it is not the...
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