Focusing Your Attention Effectively to Achieve a Podium Performance

Balancing our focus of attention is a key to performing well, especially when facing competing demands. This is even more important during competition. Focusing on the right things and sustaining that focus is the key to achieving a Podium performance. Find out what it takes.

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Growth Mindset – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

A growth mindset is the Key. Performers who focus on their own preparation, give their best effort and manage a positive attitude are way more likely to be their best when it’s “GO TIME”. They don’t compare themselves to others, for their focus centers exclusively on improving themselves. Their Performances are more consistent because of it. Adopt a Growth mindset – Don’t leave home without it. Be your Best when it Counts the Most.

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P5 Thinking – Mental Conditioning for Peak Performance

It is a fact that successful athletes think differently. They have belief systems that support their success and they actively work to manage their thought patterns. Every athlete who has conditioned themselves mentally will have readily practiced methods or strategies that support P5 Thinking. This article reviews these concepts and recommends some exercises to develop your skill at P5 Thinking.

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Athletes: Recover & Return to Sport Fast from Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Podium’s Podcast from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference 2015 – Indianpolis Erika Carlson is the director of the

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Coaches: It’s About Getting them to the Starting Line

This compelling article for coaches in cross country and track offers three case study scenarios involving athletes at various stages in their development. Guidelines for motivating, supporting, managing stress, and race preparations are included in addition to some other very effective coaching methods. Solid perspectives are provided to help parents of developing athletes too.

Read more Canada Investigation of Coaching Behavior

A Toronto Star/CTV W5 investigative report was featured in The Star.Com Canada. It examined accusations made against a competitive high school basketball program – that their coaches’ behavior was emotional abuse.

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