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Applied Sports Psychology for Injury Recovery

You didn't have to follow this year's NCAA Basketball Tournament to be aware of Kevin Ware's gruesome injury. But not only did Ware remain mentally ...

Mindset Predicts Success as an Athlete

There are four components necessary to become a complete athlete: movement, nutrition, recovery and mental state. Coaches spend years working on mov...

Coaching Youth Speed Training

Much debate in the strength and conditioning world concerns how young athletes should begin a development program. However, experts agree that spee...

How to Begin Using Basic Sport Psychology Techniques

The reasons many professional athletes are successful are not just natural talent, intense training and dedication. The best of the best also implem...

Are You "Mr. Crunch Time" or a Post-Season Goat?

Are you "Mr. Crunch Time" or a post-season goat? Overthinking the moment can cause an athlete to miss opportunities to excel. Feeling and succumbing...

4 Baseball Psychology Secrets from Seattle Mariners Pitcher "King Felix" Hernandez

Want to learn some pitching secrets from a perfect pitcher? On Aug. 15, the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez tossed the 23rd perfect game in Major ...

2 Sport Psychology Tips to Improve Your Visualization Skills

It was pretty common during the Olympics for the camera to catch an athlete preparing mentally for his or her perfect performance. America's firs...

The Missing Link In Your Athletic Training Program

Is your training focused exclusively on improving your strength, speed, agility and endurance? If so, you're cheating yourself. Yes, those attribute...

Sports Psychology and the Champion Mindset

The gap in physical ability and skill level between the first and last place athletes is relatively small. So why did one win and the other lose? ...

Sports Psychology Techniques Of Mentally Tough Olympic Athletes

The Olympic Games give us the chance to watch the world's greatest athletes fight off anxiety and develop the focus, confidence and resiliency nee...