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DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

July 11, 2012
DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

DJ Gregory and the PGA Tour by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP There have been a number of great stories that serve to inspire.  Many of them refer to athletes who did the extraordinary.  Last year we featured the story of Kara Goucher overcoming years of injuries to finally land on her proper platform –...
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Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

September 9, 2011
Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

Athletes in every sport will from time to time lose focus, become self-conscious, have self-doubts to contend with and worry about things. It happens especially in cycling, which can be grueling on the best of days. Emotions with strong physical components are the worst because they have what’s called an attractor field – an...
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Four Tips for Coaching Championship Games

July 19, 2011
Four Tips for Coaching Championship Games

From the editor:  In light of the USA Women’s Soccer Team and its unfortunate loss yesterday to Japan in the World Cup – this article is particularly timely.  Not only did the US team fail to hold leads on two different occasions, they were out-hustled by a Japanese team that kept on coming. Coming...
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Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

June 5, 2011
Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Why does a swimmer get out of bed at 4am on a cold, wet Tuesday in December. Why do they drive all the way to the pool and swim up and down for two hours? Why do they then have a bite of breakfast before doing a tough...
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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

May 27, 2011
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by Rebecca Symes, CPsychol Many people look up to and aspire towards the world’s greatest athletes and at times they can be perceived as having the perfect life; getting to play the sport they love for a living, in the public eye earning respect and adoration and for the elite few, earning large amounts...
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What’s Your Brand? Why it’s the Steelers & Packers in SuperBowl XLV

January 30, 2011
What’s Your Brand? Why it’s the Steelers & Packers in SuperBowl XLV

by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP What do Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Nike, and Coca-Cola all have in common?  Besides being companies that my wife and I have given FAR too much money to, they are all extremely successful.  Do you know what else they have in common?  Let’s take a little quiz.  What’s the first thing...
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Football Passion Runs Deep Throughout the World

January 23, 2011
Football Passion Runs Deep Throughout the World

Today is a huge day in the National Football League.  The AFC and NFC Championship games will be decided by the end of day.  Folks are downright whacked in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and Green Bay, wearing their teams colors complete with cheese-heads, hard-hats, terrible towels, and ‘da bears’ gear.  Just like it always...
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Momentum Shifts in Sports – Value the Psychology Behind Them

December 22, 2010
Momentum Shifts in Sports – Value the Psychology Behind Them

by Simon Hartley, MSc Psychological momentum is a phenomenon that is commonly reported by athletes, coaches and commentators in sport. However, its existence is not universally recognised. Within the academic sport psychology community, it is probably fair to say the jury is still out (Crust & Nesti 2006). Those who play, coach or watch...
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The Story of Brian Boyle: Iron Heart

December 15, 2010
The Story of Brian Boyle: Iron Heart

Thanks to Jared Little for sharing the Story – Amazing In 2007 Brian Boyle competed in his first Ironman triathlon and finished in a time of 14 hours and 42 minutes. Last month (Nov. 6) in Florida he dropped over 4.5 hours when he finished his third Ironman in a time of 10 hours...
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The Golfer in You

May 7, 2010
The Golfer in You

(Thanks to Bob Fisher for the photo – Fisher is the Team photographer for the Montreal Canadians) A Poem by Charles Pfeil Nice shot, your partner replies as the ball rises in a graceful arc against the clear blue sky Bending ever so slightly before it lands far away, down the fairway Bouncing, bouncing,...
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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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