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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

December 16, 2014

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist about the mental game.  There are many different characteristics that make volleyball a challenging sport: the size of the athlete, ability to jump, dig and set with finesse, to perform...
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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

November 15, 2014
How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

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 begin a sport? Dr. Flowers: Introducing your child to sports at an early age (four to nine) is often a great way to support motor skill development, mental processing, problem...
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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

May 27, 2011

by Rebecca Symes, CPsychol Many people look up to and aspire towards the world’s greatest athletes and at times they can be perceived as having the perfect life; getting to play the sport they love for a living, in the public eye earning respect and adoration and for the elite few, earning large amounts...
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Brainspotting Part 2 – A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

March 21, 2011
Brainspotting Part 2 – A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

From the Editor: Brainspotting is an emerging treatment modality used by a growing collection of mental health practitioners originally designed and developed for treating trauma – including, but not limited to, sports trauma.  Sports like baseball, football, gymnastics, diving, cheer competitions and the like have gained notoriety for some of the problems these athletes...
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From the Field: Confidence and Competition

August 27, 2007
From the Field: Confidence and Competition

Dear Podium: I’ve got a young athlete I’ve been working with who trains beautifully but just can’t put it together during competition. I believe it is a confidence issue. How can I better coach him so that he doesn’t beat himself before the gun goes off? – Confidence Coach
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From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

August 21, 2007
From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

Dear Podium: I've raced at a world class level for a number of years and had significant success. My best performance on the world stage was an 8th place in the Olympic Games and I was just coming off an injury. My problem is that in spite of this level of success, I sometimes...
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Sport Psychology is God?

June 28, 2007
Sport Psychology is God?

“I was always dismissive of sports psychology when I was competing, but I now realise that my belief in God was sports psychology in all but name.” – Jonathan Edwards This quote came from a blog entry on Not Just a Hat Rack by Mike Chalmers (who definitely believes in God). Our goal at...
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Marvin Zauderer on Managing Emotions

May 24, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Managing Emotions

Here’s an article by Marvin Zauderer that appeared in Pez Cycling News on managing emotions.
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Using Mental Imagery to Improve the Return from Sport Injury

April 23, 2007
Using Mental Imagery to Improve the Return from Sport Injury

By J. Jordan Hamson, Ph.D., ATC Have you ever wondered how the power of the mind could be used to help you recover from sport-injury? Elite, collegiate, and even youth athletes use mental techniques, like imagery, to improve performance and to learn new sport skills. Due to the demonstrated effectiveness of mental imagery, athletes...
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Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race

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April 2017 Competitive Swimming- Three Key Methods for Preparing to Race By Donna J. Bencivengo Many remember the incredible Olympic run of swimmer Michael...
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