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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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Enhancing Sports Performance Using PETTLEP Imagery

December 20, 2010
Enhancing Sports Performance Using PETTLEP Imagery

Dr Dave Smith explores what we have learned about effective imagery use from a decade of research and applied practice utilising the PETTLEP model of imagery.  Podium Sports Journal has featured a series on the subject with attention given to some of the specific research results discussed in the series.  Please stay tuned to...
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The Golfer in You

May 7, 2010
The Golfer in You

(Thanks to Bob Fisher for the photo – Fisher is the Team photographer for the Montreal Canadians) A Poem by Charles Pfeil Nice shot, your partner replies as the ball rises in a graceful arc against the clear blue sky Bending ever so slightly before it lands far away, down the fairway Bouncing, bouncing,...
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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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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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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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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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Dr. Ashwin Patel talks about the Mental Demands of Professional Motocross Racers

September 13, 2009
Dr. Ashwin Patel talks about the Mental Demands of Professional Motocross Racers

Podium Sports Journal Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Ashwin Patel about his work and research with Professional Motocross Racers by Stephen Walker, PhD. CC-AASP Ashwin Patel’s doctoral research in Sport Psychology at the University of Tennessee featured a performance enhancement study that focused on the adrenaline filled sport of professional motocross...
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Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

August 7, 2009
Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – an Interview with Dr. Daniel Czech – Georgia Southern University by Stephen E Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Daniel Czech is a professor of sport psychology in a program that has done some remarkable research in recent years, particularly qualitative efforts.  Qualitative research involves a more in-depth study of...
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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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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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