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Team Turns Unsung Runners Into Elite Marathoners

November 1, 2007
Team Turns Unsung Runners Into Elite Marathoners

The following paragraphs come from a NYT article by Gina Kolata. This is only part of the article. Here’s the link. ROCHESTER, Mich. — When Mike Morgan was in high school in Lincoln, Neb., he wanted to be part of a sports team. But, as he saw it, he did not have much choice....
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Reviewing Brian Handwerks' Article: Success and Risk in Extreme Sports

October 31, 2007
Reviewing Brian Handwerks' Article: Success and Risk in Extreme Sports

Yesterday four men were gored during the running of bulls in Pamplona, Spain. But if you think the risk of serious injury failed to keep hundreds more from running with the 1,300-pound (600-kilogram) behemoths again today during the city’s famous multi-day festival, think again. What it is that drives some to embrace extreme risks,...
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Examining Academic and Athletic Motivation

October 26, 2007
Examining Academic and Athletic Motivation

Academic motivation as a predictor of academic performance for college athletes has been debated in the literature. This study examined the utility of academic and athletic motivation as a key variable in predicting academic performance among 211 college athletes at a Division I institution in the Midwest. After controlling for background characteristics, results revealed...
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Sport Psychologists Are Gaining Ground

October 20, 2007
Sport Psychologists Are Gaining Ground

WHEN Padraig Harrington won the Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie last summer, he instantly gave the credit to his psychologist. Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is another who puts his success down to positive mental attitude as much as God-given talent. Jonny Wilkinson would never contemplate approaching a penalty without his now familiar, two-handed pre-kick...
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Imagery and Visualization in Sports

October 18, 2007
Imagery and Visualization in Sports

Imagery involves mentally rehearsing aspects of your performance. It allows you to practice in your mind before you perform, and to see yourself perform at your best. The skilled use of imagery helps you clear your mind of distractions, think positively about what you are going to do, and be fully prepared for your...
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The Surfer's Mind – A Review of Richard Bennett's Book

October 16, 2007
The Surfer's Mind – A Review of Richard Bennett's Book

Surfersvillage Global Surf News : – - Sydney, Australia – - Renowned Performance Psychologist and Surf Psychology pioneer Richard Bennett, released the latest edition of his seminal book “The Surfer’s Mind: The complete, practical guide to surf psychology”. Celebrating with a soulful dawn ceremony at his local beach this morning, Richard shared his feelings...
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The Psychology of Skateboarding

October 15, 2007
The Psychology of Skateboarding

Lecturers mike Boyd of CSUF and Mi-Sook Kim of UCSF studied amateur skateboarders to find out whether they match a profile that characterizes successful Olympic athletes known as the Iceberg Profile. Some 68 skateboarders were paid $2 each to participate in the 2000-01 study. Boyd and Kim found that skateboarders, who are both task-oriented...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Sport Parent

October 14, 2007
The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Sport Parent

The following article was written by Carrie Cheadle, M.A. and appears on her site www.carriecheadle.com. As the parent of a young soccer player, it certainly caught my eye. Here’s the link. We’ve all heard about it, or witnessed it ourselves. Some of us are even guilty of it; overzealous parents who go from supportive...
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Bruce Parker's Article: It Takes More Than Just Talent

October 12, 2007
Bruce Parker's Article: It Takes More Than Just Talent

International speaker Bruce Brown believes the definition of an athlete does not rest solely on being born with physical gifts. A coach for 35 years, Brown spent time with students Wednesday morning outlining what it takes to be a true athlete. He talked about going to a college to recruit a young man for...
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Marvin Zauderer on Communication

October 8, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Communication

Our riding and racing can be profoundly affected by how we conduct our relationships. Teammates, competitors, training partners, coaches, employers, significant others: all can play important roles in the progress, fun and success we experience in cycling. As a result, communication is a crucial skill for the mentally fit cyclist. Last month, I explored...
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Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

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  Building Championship Behavior Using a 360 Degree Point-of-View in Developing Teamwork by Lowell Wightman The team practice today is similar in every way...
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