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

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Core Competencies – Mental Training on Stage

By Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Controlling Stress: The Key to a Great US Open Finish The special pressures that surround

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Don't We Owe Them More?

By Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, CC-AASP – Coaching Educator – West Virginia University The June 8, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated

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From the Field: Confidence and Competition

Dear Podium: I’ve got a young athlete I’ve been working with who trains beautifully but just can’t put it together during competition. I believe it is a confidence issue. How can I better coach him so that he doesn’t beat himself before the gun goes off?
– Confidence Coach

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Overtraining & Under-recovery

Kristen Dieffenbach PhD is an assistant professor of athletic coaching education at West Virginia University. She has a Ph.D. in

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How complete is your training?

Cyclists, regardless of their level of competition, take their sport much more seriously than do their counterparts in other sports.

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