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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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Playing Conscious Golf – Preparing for Competition

April 11, 2011
Playing Conscious Golf – Preparing for Competition

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists My dentist has a sign in his office that reads, “Just floss the ones you want to keep.” Playing conscious golf involves the same principle. Mental conditioning for good tournament play is not a matter left to happenstance. In fact, many of the key...
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Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

April 7, 2011
Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

Sasha DiGiulian Win’s the 2011 SCS National Championships in Sport Climbing Photos by Dominik Walker Editors Note: Goal Setting is commonly referred to as an integral mental skill. However, in our experience there are few coaches and athletes that really know how to do it properly. It is a mental skill that will require...
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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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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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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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Serena Williams US Open Debacle: The Foot Fault

September 13, 2009

Lack of Mental Toughness Costly by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP – Boulder, Colorado We assume that those who play on the world stage at the highest levels of sport have schooled themselves mentally to keep their wits about them in the toughest of situations.  Perhaps we assume wrong. Yesterday’s Semi-final in the women’s US...
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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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Structuring Rewards for Athletes in Youth Development Programs

May 12, 2009
Structuring Rewards for Athletes in Youth Development Programs

By Dr. Haley Perlus Athletes First Why do young athletes participate in sports?  This is a simple question with insurmountable implications for improving youth competitive sport. Children choose to participate in sport for the following six reasons: 1) to have fun,  2) to learn and improve skills,   3) to be with friends,   4)...
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  Building Championship Behavior Using a 360 Degree Point-of-View in Developing Teamwork by Lowell Wightman The team practice today is similar in every way...
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