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The Surfer's Mind – A Review of Richard Bennett's Book

October 16, 2007
The Surfer's Mind – A Review of Richard Bennett's Book

Surfersvillage Global Surf News : – – Sydney, Australia – – Renowned Performance Psychologist and Surf Psychology pioneer Richard Bennett, released the latest edition of his seminal book “The Surfer’s Mind: The complete, practical guide to surf psychology”. Celebrating with a soulful dawn ceremony at his local beach this morning, Richard shared his feelings...
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The Psychology of Skateboarding

October 15, 2007
The Psychology of Skateboarding

Lecturers mike Boyd of CSUF and Mi-Sook Kim of UCSF studied amateur skateboarders to find out whether they match a profile that characterizes successful Olympic athletes known as the Iceberg Profile. Some 68 skateboarders were paid $2 each to participate in the 2000-01 study. Boyd and Kim found that skateboarders, who are both task-oriented...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Sport Parent

October 14, 2007
The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Sport Parent

The following article was written by Carrie Cheadle, M.A. and appears on her site www.carriecheadle.com. As the parent of a young soccer player, it certainly caught my eye. Here’s the link. We’ve all heard about it, or witnessed it ourselves. Some of us are even guilty of it; overzealous parents who go from supportive...
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Bruce Parker's Article: It Takes More Than Just Talent

October 12, 2007
Bruce Parker's Article: It Takes More Than Just Talent

International speaker Bruce Brown believes the definition of an athlete does not rest solely on being born with physical gifts. A coach for 35 years, Brown spent time with students Wednesday morning outlining what it takes to be a true athlete. He talked about going to a college to recruit a young man for...
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Marvin Zauderer on Communication

October 8, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Communication

Our riding and racing can be profoundly affected by how we conduct our relationships. Teammates, competitors, training partners, coaches, employers, significant others: all can play important roles in the progress, fun and success we experience in cycling. As a result, communication is a crucial skill for the mentally fit cyclist. Last month, I explored...
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Goalkeeping Psychology

October 2, 2007
Goalkeeping Psychology

The position of goalkeeper is one of the most psychologically demanding on the soccer field. Mistakes are final. The glory is usually reserved for the players at the other end of the field. It’s not a position for everybody. You can’t be stupid and play goal, but perhaps you must be a little crazy....
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Optimal Focus for Racing

September 30, 2007
Optimal Focus for Racing

The ability to focus allows you to maintain concentration over a period of time and tune-in to what you need to and tune-out the rest. There are many different factors to focus on while you are on your bike. Figuring out what cues to tune-in and which ones to tune-out can be challenging. To...
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Joseph Pacelli's Article: Refocusing During Sport Down-Time

September 29, 2007
Joseph Pacelli's Article: Refocusing During Sport Down-Time

The notion of training athletes to refocus during the down-time in sport can potentially result in improved performance (Loehr, 1994). Down-time refers to a break in the competitive action during the game. Examples of down-time include the time between pitches in a baseball game, between shots in a golf tournament, or between points in...
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Mental Preparation for Weightlifting

September 27, 2007
Mental Preparation for Weightlifting

“Mental preparation” is a term used by sport psychologists to describe the process found to be valuable for athletes in most sports. Because of the nature of weightlifting, being mentally prepared is, probably, more appropriate than most sports because of the nature of the event. Firstly, the competition is, essentially, a self centerd task...
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Craig Townsend's Article Reviewed: Roger Federer's Secret

September 26, 2007
Craig Townsend's Article Reviewed: Roger Federer's Secret

During his press conferences in the end of year Masters in Shanghai in 2006, Roger Federer finally explained the one major thing which turned his career around, from the early years when he regularly lost to the top players such as Lleyton Hewitt, who at the time was the number one player in the...
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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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