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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 – 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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Olympic Champions will need to hit 212 to be Successful

February 13, 2010
Olympic Champions will need to hit 212 to be Successful

The Olympic Games start today and the world's finest athletes will be competing. Who knows what will happen?
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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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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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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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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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What does the Piano have to do with Exercise Adherence?

November 6, 2009
What does the Piano have to do with Exercise Adherence?

Imagine if we used the same idea – and – brainstormed a few more applications. Maybe we should add the word “Play” to working out – What do you think? Finally, See What BobbiMcFerrin did at the World Science Festival!
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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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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

  A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a young coach that truly serves as a great...
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