Welcome to Podium Sports Journal!

Contributors use your credentials to log in

Please keep your password private!

Member Login
Lost your password?

Posts Tagged ‘ self-talk ’

Between the Pipes: Mental Toughness Tips for Goalies

October 28, 2011
Between the Pipes: Mental Toughness Tips for Goalies

For Podium Sports Journal by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP and Alec Baker, PsyD What happens when you combine the speed of five great athletes in helmets and pads sprinting on ice skates straight at you? Oh yeah, they’re also bearing weapons. A simple collision, of which there are many, often sends metal blades and...
More »

Self-Handicapping: Overcoming “Yourself” in Competition

August 25, 2011
Self-Handicapping: Overcoming “Yourself” in Competition

By Larry Lauer, PhD, CC-AASP Michigan Youth Sports Institute Named one of the NSAPE Top 100 coaching educators of 2007 For a number of years I have worked with athletes as a coach and mental performance consultant. Self-confidence is usually the reason why athletes first contact me. They have hit the bottom so to...
More »

The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

August 23, 2011
The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

By Dr. Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Have you ever wondered how your thinking might influence your physical health, performance or well-being? In the second quarter issue of 2005, research was presented by Dr. Alan Rozanski in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focused on developments in the field of Behavioral Cardiology....
More »

Self-Talk in Endurance Events – Keep Your InnerVoice Positive

August 13, 2011
Self-Talk in Endurance Events – Keep Your InnerVoice Positive

by Will Murry and Craig Howie Sometimes before and during races, you get a voice inside your head that wants to tell you things.  Welcome to Self-talk.  Actually, Self-talk is a major part of every athlete’s journey.  This voice is often your own; sometimes it’s the voice of someone else: a parent, a sibling,...
More »

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...
More »

Mental Training Pays Off – Vancouver Olympics 2010

February 28, 2010
Mental Training Pays Off – Vancouver Olympics 2010

by Dr. Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychogists What do you get when you employ a positive mental attitude, strong self-motivation, well managed goal-setting, effective self-talk, a disciplined visualization of your upcoming performance, competent stress control, determined focus and concentration, and an ongoing dedication to establishing and maintaining productive relationships with...
More »

Coaching The Millennial Player

January 16, 2010
Coaching The Millennial Player

by Rob Polishook, MA, CPC The Athlete is a Person First and Player Second There are three core mental-based principles of Inside the Zone Sport Performance Group which coaches can employ to help their players achieve peak performance. The principles are: ! 1. The athlete is a person first and player second. ! 2....
More »

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...
More »

Sweaty Palms and Cold Feet – Who's Playing This Match Anyway?

November 9, 2009
Sweaty Palms and Cold Feet – Who's Playing This Match Anyway?

How to stay calm and empower your kids while watching by Rob Polishook, MA, CPC Imagine the scenario: You are watching your child play, and it feels like you’re the one playing. Your palms are sweaty and your feet are tapping with the immediacy of how Rafael Nadal awaits the coin toss. You look...
More »

Talk Back to Your Negative Self Talk

October 31, 2009
Talk Back to Your Negative Self Talk

6 Steps to Taming that Devilish Little Voice BY ROB POLISHOOK, MA, CPC All competitive players recognize negative self-thoughts. It starts with that devilish little voice in our head which raises doubts, fears and questions about our ability to perform. The little voice usually comes during the most pressure-packed times in amatch.  It’s that...
More »

Exclusives

5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

by Jason Schreiber, MA Baseball Coach – Alvin College A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a...
More »



News Coverage

Archives