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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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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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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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Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

August 7, 2009
Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – an Interview with Dr. Daniel Czech – Georgia Southern University by Stephen E Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Daniel Czech is a professor of sport psychology in a program that has done some remarkable research in recent years, particularly qualitative efforts.  Qualitative research involves a more in-depth study of...
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What Coaches and Consultants Should Know about Music and Rhythm in Sport Performance

August 2, 2009
What Coaches and Consultants Should Know about Music and Rhythm in Sport Performance

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: Dr. Lois Butcher-Poffley’s research on music & tempo in Sport by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP I remember when we used to watch cartoons on TV every Saturday morning.  We’d watch Loony Tunes and Road Runner, but the room would come alive when Bugs Bunny started doing the Rumba...
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Building Consistency at The Plate: The Pre-At Bat Routine in Baseball

April 18, 2009
Building Consistency at The Plate:  The Pre-At Bat Routine in Baseball

By: Philip D. Del Vecchio III & Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Like most sports, Baseball is a game that requires mental effort. Beyond the physical skills required at every position, the mental skills of the game are critical. Baseball is a game of demanding strategic, tactical and technical features that can be, and should...
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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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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

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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...
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