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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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P3 Thinking – Conditioning Yourself Mentally

March 28, 2011
P3 Thinking – Conditioning Yourself Mentally

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Robin Vealey is one of sport psychology’s best. Her book Coaching for the Inner Edge (2005) is one the field’s most comprehensive works. In it she offers guidance in the use of applied methods and instruction on some of the most valuable techniques available. I give it my highest...
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Julia Mancuso's Day: Who Said Luck, Time and Circumstance Don't Factor In?

February 25, 2010
Julia Mancuso's Day: Who Said Luck, Time and Circumstance Don't Factor In?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Julia Mancuso Part 1 Julia Mancuso woke up yesterday morning focused on one thing:  Performing well enough to win Gold in arguably her favorite event – The Giant Slalom.  Skiing at the top of her game, Mancuso has already done...
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Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Are your Kids Dreaming of Being Olympians?

February 19, 2010
Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Are your Kids Dreaming of Being Olympians?

A Podcast with Dr. Daniel Gould - Advisor to the USOC and Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University.
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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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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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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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