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Sports Psychology For Rio Olympians And You: Dr. JoAnn's Insider Tips

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

I'd like to let you in on some of my best techniques, so you can bring out your inner Olympian within your own life. I'd like to give you the tools for that champion mindset that we are seeing at the Rio Olympics so you can use this on a daily basis.

Mind games - The psychology of Olympic competition

ResearchGate | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports
ResearchGate

CC BY-NC Andy MiahFor Olympic athletes, the pressure of the Games can be immense. Often, years of training and preparation culminate in one shot to ma...

4 Best Mental Tricks That Will Help You Reach Peak Performance

Leo Frincu | Posted 06.25.2016 | Sports
Leo Frincu

Everyone knows that having a successful exercise routine is only possible by having a great game plan. It is also well-known that almost 50 percent of...

Top 5 Tennis Tantrums and What You Can Learn From Them

Neil Endicott | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports
Neil Endicott

By studying tennis player tantrums we can learn a great deal that can help us improve our psychological approach to tennis, or indeed any sport. Here are five classic tantrums, each one with a distinct lesson to teach us.

Rafael Nadal's Tennis Psychology

Neil Endicott | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports
Neil Endicott

Rafael Nadal holds a winning record against almost all his rivals and is a strong candidate for greatest player of all time. The epitome of a never-say-die fighter, Nadal has become a byword for mental strength, confidence and steely resolve.

How Andy Murray Can Regain His Mental Strength and Win Slams Again

Neil Endicott | Posted 04.27.2016 | Sports
Neil Endicott

Haunted by a sense of failure, he knew that he had the ability to beat the best players, and he regularly did so at lesser tournaments. In Grand Slam finals, however, he couldn't cope with the pressure, and allowed his rivals to dominate.

How Did We Go Wrong As Sports Parents?

Rick Wolff | Posted 11.24.2016 | Sports
Rick Wolff

Not too long ago, I received a call from a well-intentioned dad who explained that he was an avid listener to my WFAN sports parenting show, and he wanted to ask my advice about his son, who he explained was a promising baseball pitcher. There was just one catch...

Tips to Jumpstart Your Mental Performance: An Interview With Ed Tseng

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

The entrepreneur helping Cambodian women build one of the most lucrative hair manufacturing businesses; the Modernist writer paving her own way agains...

Here's How The Start Of A Race May Influence An Athlete's Performance

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.30.2015 | Science

"On your marks, set, go!" Those words have a surprising influence over just how well athletes perform in a race, according to new research published ...

5 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With Tryouts

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since many of your kids are in the thick of this, we need to have a good conversation about it sooner rather than later. I'm talking about one of the most stressful aspects of going back to or starting high school. So let's all say it out loud once and for all -- #TRYOUTS.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

The Complicated Psychology Of Sports Superfandom

Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

After Duke pulled out a victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA championship on April 6, ending the Badgers' March Madness run, Wisconsin fans were underst...

How Do NFL Fans Get Over Their Team's Big Playoff Losses and Bad Seasons?

Quora | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports
Quora

Most social scientists who study the psychology of sports fans would say that it has to do with the NFL fan identifying with the team so strongly that the outcome of the game has emotional and even physiological consequences for the fan.

The New Edge in Sports Performance and Results

Howard Falco | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
Howard Falco

What works best in terms of performance and results is constantly changing and evolving with each new generation. Those who desire to succeed at the highest levels are always searching for a greater understanding about how this is accomplished.

The Duality of Fanhood and Morality in Sports

Dan Karpuc | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

After not seeing a single carry against the Tennessee Titans, Blount walked off the field before the game was over, seemingly giving up on caring what would happen the rest of the game. But most Patriots fans don't care, as long as he produces on the field.

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

What Did I Do Wrong? How This Phrase Helps in Life, Sports Performance and Can Even Help the World

Lisa Durant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Durant

I'll never want for anything because I know deep down the right stuff is always inside. Played out through time, if every one of us acts this way, we can change the world for good. Our personal best is all we need. Our children and our Earth deserve it, and so do we.

The Power of a Present Mind in Sports and in Life

Howard Falco | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports
Howard Falco

A present mind is the doorway to the most powerful state of personal creation. However, to get there, each person going after their dream must be willing to self-reflect and make the necessary changes to become this new version of themselves.

The Worst Kid on the Team: When Your Child Is Struggling With a Sport

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

You can't really blame a child for wanting to quit when he's not excelling at a sport. It can be a huge blow to one's self-esteem to be the worst at something, especially in a team environment when your performance affects everyone else's.

Why Athletes 'Choke' Under Pressure

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

They spend countless hours practicing and competing, but all it takes is one moment to dash hopes of a gold medal, a championship trophy or a personal...

Not Enough Basketballs? The Too-Much-Talent Effect

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is there such a thing as having too much talent? This is the perennial question facing the owners of big-time sports franchises -- not to mention the managers and coaches and players and fans. Does adding more and more talent add up to ever better team performance?

Shortstop Psychology: The Mystery of the Yips

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

What's going on that a highly skilled athlete can suddenly and inexplicably lose the fundamentals of fielding? The usual explanation is that these players start to "overthink" their automatic, highly tuned visual and motor skills, and sabotage them in the process. But this has never been proven, nor is it clear just what this means on a basic cognitive level.

Olympics All About Managing Anxiety

Ken Reed | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

For many of the athletes that have filled our screens the last couple weeks, they have a couple minutes to perform at their best and that's it. Their biggest competitor is not some athlete from another nation, it's choking.

Sports Psychology Olympics at Sochi: Inside the Mind of an Olympian -- Mental Training to Perform Your Best

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

How do Olympic athletes work with sports psychologists behind the scenes so they can perform their best? How do they use mental training and visualization to overcome their fears and stay focused? Did you know, can you use the same techniques as the Olympians?

The Brain-Training Secrets Of Olympic Athletes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics well underway, millions of spectators are marveling at the physical skill and talent of the athletes competing in ...