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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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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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Podium Interviews Will Frischkorn – Training for the Tour de France

June 15, 2009
Podium Interviews Will Frischkorn – Training for the Tour de France

Will Frischkorn, Tour de France stage 7 Podium’s Podcast of the Week Features an Interview with elite cyclist Will Frischkorn: by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Will Frischkorn is one of those unassuming types that hang out in Boulder – a lot like your friend and neighbor his friendly yet calm exterior belies an aggressive...
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Structuring Rewards for Athletes in Youth Development Programs

May 12, 2009
Structuring Rewards for Athletes in Youth Development Programs

By Dr. Haley Perlus Athletes First Why do young athletes participate in sports?  This is a simple question with insurmountable implications for improving youth competitive sport. Children choose to participate in sport for the following six reasons: 1) to have fun,  2) to learn and improve skills,   3) to be with friends,   4)...
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Larry Lauer Talks about: Beating Your Demons

June 27, 2008
Larry Lauer Talks about: Beating Your Demons

By Larry Lauer, PhD, CC-AASP “I wouldn’t want to coach her, she is a head case!”“He will never be a great player. He is so mentally weak.” Have you heard coaches, spectators, television and sport talk commentators mutter these words? I certainly have heard these jabs at very capable professional and amateur athletes, and...
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Parenting Competitive Kids

May 8, 2008
Parenting Competitive Kids

by T.C. North, Ph.D. The vast majority of parents want the absolute best for their children. This is especially true in organized youth and high school sports, where parents love to see their children do well and win. But in many cases parents’ desire to have their children do well can cause problems in...
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The Thought Pattern Interrupt – Golf

February 12, 2008
The Thought Pattern Interrupt – Golf

By Dr. Stephen Walker – CC-AASP “The inability to forget is infinitely more devastating than the inability to remember.” – Mark Twain Athletes in every sport will from time to time lose focus, become self-conscious, have self-doubts to contend with and worry about things. It happens in every sport but especially in mentally challenging...
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USOC Sport Psychology's “TOP TEN” Guiding Principles for Mental Training

February 6, 2008
USOC Sport Psychology's “TOP TEN” Guiding Principles for Mental Training

By Sean McCann, Ph.D., CC-AASP, USOC Sports Psychologist 1. Mental training can’t replace physical training and talent. 2. Physical training and physical ability isn’t enough to succeed consistently. 3. A strong mind may not win you an Olympic medal, but a weak mind will lose you one. 4. Coaches frequently don’t know what their...
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Self Confidence, Motivation, Focus & Pressure – Athletes vs Entrepreneurs

January 10, 2008
Self Confidence, Motivation, Focus & Pressure – Athletes vs Entrepreneurs

The following paragraphs come from an article on Coach Dave Rogers. According to the Journal of Applied Sports Psychology, 2002, mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to: Cope – generally cope better than your opponents with the many demands such as training, lifestyle and head to head...
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Golf Psychology

January 8, 2008
Golf Psychology

Here are some of the opening paragraphs in an interesting article by Grant Dodd that appears on iseekgolf.com John Crampton must have felt like Osama bin Laden in front of the United States congress. Addressing a group of reluctant, somewhat hostile, NSW State Amateur squad members on the semi-mystical, unexplored subject of sports psychology...
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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

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By Ross Flowers An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions About Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete Parent: When should I allow my child to...
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