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Posted by admin on  March 16, 2019

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Bribing to get a child into college over modeling values It has come to light that parents have been “buying” their children a spot in the athletic department of top colleges despite not ever having participated in a sport. Around 50 highly influential parents were caught in this scandal. In today’s competitive parenting world, has teaching morality taken a back seat? In conversation with the ring-leader of this scandal, the co-chairman of a prestigious law

A Tom Brady’s lesson

Posted by admin on  January 24, 2019

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Tom Brady did it again. He is back playing the Super Bowl in two weeks despite a slow start and overcoming many doubters. But, how did he do it? In an interview, he said phrases that are commonly expressed by many other athletes. He said, “we were down, but not out,” “I can only move forward,” “I like to make improvements,” “I love the grind of it, love to work at it, and love to


Posted by admin on  January 19, 2019

The pressure to win can often lead to overriding physical and even emotional signals that eventually lead to burnout. Burnout does not happen because we train hard. It happens because we do not take care of ourselves while training hard. When we set our training bar unrealistically high, when we do not give our bodies the required time to rest, when we do a poor job managing the stressors in and around our lives, then

Mental Health in Sports: Article in WSJ

Posted by admin on  November 19, 2018

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I read this great article from the WSJ the other day and I wanted to share it with you. WSJ – College Sports’ Newest Need Psychologists

When the Opponent Becomes a Mental Distraction

Posted by admin on  August 20, 2018

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It is quite common that athletes pay attention to whom they will face the next game. A lacrosse or ice-hockey game brings a slightly different mental approach depending on whether the game will be played at home or away field. There is an unspoken and sometimes spoken message that the home team “owns” the gymnasium, stadium, or rink where the game will be played. This sense of “ownership” is aimed at promoting a sense of

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