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3 Mental Game Lessons from the US Open at Merion Golf Club

July 6, 2013
3 Mental Game Lessons from the US Open at Merion Golf Club

photo courtesy of media.philly.com  Lessons From Merion by Matt Long, MA, MEd “I’ll tell you about these (U.S.) Opens, they get tougher and tougher on the mental side.  You keep remembering the mistakes you made in the past that cost you an Open title.  I guess you keep trying too hard.” -Sam Snead, PGA...
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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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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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The Dave Scott Interview

October 2, 2011
The Dave Scott Interview

From the Editor (10.1.2011)  Some of you may begin hearing about Dave Scott and Mark Allen’s concerns over the upcoming release of Matt Fitzgerald’s depiction of  (“IronWar”, VeloPress, 2011).  They feel strongly enough about the piece to sue the author and VeloPress for defamation of character and state flat out that there are erroneous...
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Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

September 9, 2011
Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

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 especially in cycling, which can be grueling on the best of days. Emotions with strong physical components are the worst because they have what’s called an attractor field – an...
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Four Tips for Coaching Championship Games

July 19, 2011
Four Tips for Coaching Championship Games

From the editor:  In light of the USA Women’s Soccer Team and its unfortunate loss yesterday to Japan in the World Cup – this article is particularly timely.  Not only did the US team fail to hold leads on two different occasions, they were out-hustled by a Japanese team that kept on coming. Coming...
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A Long Day Outdoors: Mental Conditioning for Ironman Triathlons

July 17, 2011
A Long Day Outdoors: Mental Conditioning for Ironman Triathlons

  by Will Murray “Sixteen hours is a long time and you can live a lifetime in that span.” Sister Madonna Buder, finisher of 44 Ironmans, now age 80  Long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons are very long events, 70.3 and 140.6 miles long, respectively.  And they take a long time to finish.  The world record...
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Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

July 7, 2011
Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

From the Editor:  Earl Poteet is one of a few selected Brainspotting practitioners who have trained with Dr. David Grand, its creator.  He is a former head coach and player of multiple sports who has consciously begun to focus on the use of Brainspotting with performance problems amongst players that may be trauma based. ...
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Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

April 7, 2011
Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

Sasha DiGiulian Win’s the 2011 SCS National Championships in Sport Climbing Photos by Dominik Walker Editors Note: Goal Setting is commonly referred to as an integral mental skill. However, in our experience there are few coaches and athletes that really know how to do it properly. It is a mental skill that will require...
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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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