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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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What Makes a Great Team Captain in NCAA Sports?

January 18, 2010
What Makes a Great Team Captain in NCAA Sports?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Jesse Michel – West Virginia University Coaches have varying expectations of their team captains.  Some will follow the adage of  ‘expect nothing be prepared for everything’ while others will want their team captain to serve as an assistant coach.  Leadership is...
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Sport Psychology in Working with Successful vs Unsuccessful Teams

November 13, 2009
Sport Psychology in Working with Successful vs Unsuccessful Teams

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week – Reflections on Applied Consulting work with Teams While working on their Master’s thesis at California State University – Fullerton, Ian Connole and Kristen Frevert  had the opportunity to consult with high school baseball teams on both ends of the spectrum in terms of...
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Mental Skills Training – Dr. Ken Hodge and Critical Action Response Strategies

October 25, 2009
Mental Skills Training – Dr. Ken Hodge and Critical Action Response Strategies

  Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with New Zealand’s Ken Hodge by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP New developments in the use of achronyms to help athlete’s remember key focusing routines during competition have gained acceptance in recent years.  Dr. Sarah Castillo from West Point’s Center for Performance Enhancement is known...
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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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What should you think about while running?

November 21, 2007
What should you think about while running?

by Steve Wininger, Ph.D. The Research on Focusing Attention Most research has examined the attentional focus of runners by categorizing their thoughts as either associative or dissociative. This model proposed by Morgan and Pollock (1977) describes associative thoughts as those that tune into your bodily sensations such as breathing, heart rate, tempo, turnover, shaking...
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Violence in Sports

November 17, 2007
Violence in Sports

The following is from Wikipedia.org. This is good. Wait until you see the set of examples of violence. Violence in sports can result in chaotic brawls, both by athletes and spectators. They may involve beer bottles, sinks from stadiums, improvised stabbing utensils, stadium seats, and whatever else may be found on hand. In sports...
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Get & Stay Motivated

November 13, 2007
Get & Stay Motivated

by Tami Eggleston, Ph.D. CC-AASP The following article is by Tami Eggleston, Ph.D. of McKendree University. She’s an Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Consultant. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz Psychologists know a few things about how to...
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Developing the Practice Intensity Habit

November 8, 2007
Developing the Practice Intensity Habit

Practice intensity is the will, commitment, and enthusiasm to practice with a purpose. Most coaches consider it an important characteristic of any successful team. The best players and teams have learned to get the most out of practices. They come to practice with an intense focus that directs them to enthusiastic, determined, goal-driven training....
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Goal Setting for Weightlifting

November 6, 2007
Goal Setting for Weightlifting

Ever had those days. When you just didn’t want to get out of bed, didn’t want to go to work or school/uni, and the last thing you wanted to do was go to training. Or maybe you have found yourself going through the same old training session doing the same old thing and confused...
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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...
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