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Another Look at "Overtraining Syndrome" with Dr. Goran Kentta

December 3, 2009
Another Look at "Overtraining Syndrome" with Dr. Goran Kentta

by Dr. Stephen Walker – CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week – an Interview with Goran Kentta Dr. Goran Kentta is a sport scientist working with the Swedish School for Health and Sport Sciences in Stockholm.  He has had the opportunity to interview and work with a number of elite athletes and embarked on...
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The Storybook Finish that Didn't Happen – Jenny Barringer's NCAA Cross Country Championships

December 2, 2009
The Storybook Finish that Didn't Happen – Jenny Barringer's NCAA Cross Country Championships

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP What Happened to Jenny Barringer? Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”   The first time I read that I had to go over it a couple times to really let it sink in.  Jenny...
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From USOC's Dr. Sean McCann: How Coaches & Athletes Can Build Stronger Performances

November 22, 2009
From USOC's Dr. Sean McCann: How Coaches & Athletes Can Build Stronger Performances

The USOC’s Coaching Newsletter – An Article on Performance Enhancement A THREE-STEP FORMULA FOR COMPETITION READINESS: FROM PREPARATION TO EXECUTION By Sean McCann, USOC Sport Psychologist- Strength and Power When an athlete prepares well, has the talent, but simply doesn’t execute, it is frustrating and often puzzling to figure out what went wrong. At...
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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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Sweaty Palms and Cold Feet – Who's Playing This Match Anyway?

November 9, 2009
Sweaty Palms and Cold Feet – Who's Playing This Match Anyway?

How to stay calm and empower your kids while watching by Rob Polishook, MA, CPC Imagine the scenario: You are watching your child play, and it feels like you’re the one playing. Your palms are sweaty and your feet are tapping with the immediacy of how Rafael Nadal awaits the coin toss. You look...
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Athletes, Energy Drinks, Addiction & Substance Abuse – A Risky Combination

October 31, 2009
Athletes, Energy Drinks, Addiction & Substance Abuse – A Risky Combination

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Conrad Woolsey by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP and Conrad Woolsey, PhD When contemplating his doctoral research at the University of Missouri, Conrad Woolsey wanted to solve a problem.  He had observed a lot of risky behaviors amongst his fellow students, including those who were student-athletes. ...
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Talk Back to Your Negative Self Talk

October 31, 2009
Talk Back to Your Negative Self Talk

6 Steps to Taming that Devilish Little Voice BY ROB POLISHOOK, MA, CPC All competitive players recognize negative self-thoughts. It starts with that devilish little voice in our head which raises doubts, fears and questions about our ability to perform. The little voice usually comes during the most pressure-packed times in amatch.  It’s that...
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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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Predicting Success in Putting – Routines, Time on Task & Putting Distance

October 8, 2009
Predicting Success in Putting – Routines, Time on Task & Putting Distance

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Rob Bell from Ball State University by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Rob Bell, Kyle Cox, W. Holmes Finch and Camille Cassidy did one of the more interesting studies using collegiate golfers and monitoring who was successful and who wasn’t on short putts (3-6 feet)...
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Dr. Geir Jordet: Choking In Pressure Situations – How to Prevent it.

October 4, 2009
Dr. Geir Jordet: Choking In Pressure Situations – How to Prevent it.

by Stephen Walker, Ph.D. CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Geir Jordet Geir Jordet is Associate Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Sognsv, Norway.  He is also a consultant to World Cup Soccer Teams and has done some remarkable work in studying who succeeds and who doesn’t...
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Mental Preparation & Team Culture Count in SuperBowl XLVIII

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