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Behaviors that Characterize “Bad Coaching”

February 3, 2012
Behaviors that Characterize “Bad Coaching”

Editor’s note: This week the local paper did an expose about a local high school wresting coach who was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a minor by a person in a position of trust.  Turns out this coach has a stellar won-loss record, steered his team to a State Championship and was...
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The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

March 18, 2010
The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

One of the most interesting things about the Olympics is that they give us a glimpse at how athletes deal with highly pressurized situations.
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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...
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Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

February 26, 2010
Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists In a previous article involving a “From the Field” interview with Dr. Stephen Walker, Podium Sports Journal answered several questions with respect to the mental conditioning these great athletes engage in prior to their competition performance.  Those questions focused on preparation under the best...
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Vancouver Olympics 2010 – The Mental Toughness of Ryan Miller

February 23, 2010
Vancouver Olympics 2010 – The Mental Toughness of Ryan Miller

What happens when you combine the speed of 5 great athletes in helmets and pads sprinting on ice skates straight at you? Oh yeah, they’re also bearing weapons.
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PJS Talks with Dr. Lee Hancock on Mental Skills Training for Youth Coaches & Athletes

February 8, 2010
PJS Talks with Dr. Lee Hancock on Mental Skills Training for Youth Coaches & Athletes

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Lee Hancock Lee Hancock is Chair of the Kinesiology Master’s Program at California State University – Dominguez Hills.  He is a former college and semi-professional soccer player and Founding Director of DevelopMental Solutions – a consulting group working with athletes,...
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Poised for Greatness: Inspiration and Opportunity in Superbowl XLIV

February 6, 2010
Poised for Greatness: Inspiration and Opportunity in Superbowl XLIV

by Stephen Walker, Ph.D., CC-AASP Inspirational Stories – See What the Saint’s Use to Pump Themselves Up – Check out the Video “Finish Strong” Saint’s Defensive Lineman Anthony Hargrove sets the standard for inspiration in this years Super Bowl.  As if the match-up between Drew Brees and Peyton Manning isn’t compelling enough, Hargrove gives...
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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....
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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...
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Mythbusting in High School Sports: Perspectives of Athletes, Coaches and Parents

December 7, 2009
Mythbusting in High School Sports: Perspectives of Athletes, Coaches and Parents

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with Samantha Monda by Stephen Walker, PhD – CC-AASP Dr. Aimee Kimball, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine was the lead researcher on this study, and was ably assisted by graduate students Samantha Monda (West Virginia University), Dana Voelker (Michigan State University), and Sarah Compton of Argosy...
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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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