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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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Mental Skills & the Preparation Strategies of Olympic Gold Medalists – I

July 11, 2012
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 Walker, CC-AASP Sport Psychologists recognize the importance of mental skills and preparation strategies before key athletic events.  Most athletes understand that these things are important as well.  But, what do these athletes actually do...
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Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

February 26, 2010
Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists In a previous article involving a “From the Field” interview with Dr. Stephen Walker, Podium Sports Journal answered several questions with respect to the mental conditioning these great athletes engage in prior to their competition performance.  Those questions focused on preparation under the best...
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Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

July 13, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Planet Earth’s Undisputed “Toughest Road Race” What do you call a 135 mile long road race with a gain of 13,000 vertical feet that spans  three mountain ranges in mid-summer Death Valley temperatures exceeding 130 degrees Farenheit?  You call it the AdventureCORPS’  “Badwater Ultramarathon” – thats what!  So grueling...
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Coaches Empowering Athletes … Using an “Athlete-Centered” Approach

June 13, 2009
Coaches Empowering Athletes … Using an “Athlete-Centered” Approach

Bridging the gap between coaching research and practice By Michael P. Sheridan, Ph.D. What is this article about? The purpose of this article is to provide support for coaches who wish to review, consider, and apply findings from recent research in coaching education to their practice. This article will review a recent research article...
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Competing with Heart – Racing with Gratitude

September 4, 2007
Competing with Heart – Racing with Gratitude

By Dr. Stephen Walker PhD On August 25, 2007, the world of track and field saw an example of greatness worth talking about, and our heroine didn’t even win the race. On this night, Kara Goucher won a bronze medal in the women’s 10,000 meters, outpacing her fellow American competitors and the rest of...
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What Is Mental Training and What Is Not

August 14, 2007
What Is Mental Training and What Is Not

“In a complete training program, the mind is as important as the body. Many top amateur and professional athletes know that mental fitness, as much or more than physical fitness, gives them an edge over their competitors. But just what is mental training and what is it not?” From an article in Pez by...
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Young Athletes Try New Coach: The Psychologist

August 13, 2007
Young Athletes Try New Coach: The Psychologist

“The idea that mental coaching can help the youngest athletes has pervaded the upper reaches of the country’s zealous youth sports culture. In the pursuit of college scholarships and top spots on premier travel clubs, the families of young athletes routinely pay for personal strength coaches, conditioning coaches, specialized skill coaches like pitching or...
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Movie Review: Wired to Win

August 12, 2007
Movie Review: Wired to Win

Here’s a review of Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France by LAist.com. I saw this IMAX movie a year ago and I thought it was fabulous from a psychology standpoint. It’s extremely informative and overflowing with the expected beauty of an IMAX film. The Wired to Win website has some interesting content...
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The Confidence Man – Mariano Rivera

July 30, 2007
The Confidence Man – Mariano Rivera

“By the time Rivera reached the mound, he had shed all of the elements of humanity inconvenient to his job. Rivera tuned out the fans, as if switching off a light, and mentally muted Yankee Stadium’s thumping sound system; Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” had been used as the accompanying music for his entrance for four...
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