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Using Your Eyes to Conquer Mental Blocks

By Ben Foodman
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When athletes and coaches experience or observe a mental block there are common methods used to help resolve the issue. Seeking professional help from mental performance consultants and licensed psychotherapists is one pathway athletes can use to gain access to and support for these advanced techniques. 

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The 50th Anniversary of Title IX Comes With a Catch: Fewer Women Coaches

By Sam Benzing
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The world of sport has historically been a place that does not prioritize women. It wasn’t until 1972 that the United States passed Title IX which, among other things, provides girls and women with the equal opportunity to play sports. Counterintuitively, since the passage of Title IX, the number of women sport coaches has declined by over 40%.

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Keeping the Sparks Aflame: Preventing and Addressing Burnout in High School Student-Athletes

By Maile Sapp
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Student-athletes continuously navigate physical, psychological, and social demands including balancing academics and athletics, while striving to meet both internal and external expectations.…

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"I Don't Feel My Best:" Suggestions for Overcoming Perfectionism

By Diana Curtis
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Focusing on what you can control, such as your self-talk, can help mediate the effects of perfectionistic concerns and ultimately lead to enhanced performance.

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31-Day AASP Mental Wellness Challenge

By the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
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To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May, AASP invites you to prioritize yourself by completing our 31-Day Mental Wellness Challenge: a series of daily tasks to bring mental health to the…

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Two Sides of the Same Coin: Turning Conflict Into Cohesion

By Ashlyn Fesperman
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Conflict is a part of everyday life, and sports are no exception. This article outlines the different aspects of team conflict and ways sport psychology consultants can transition that conflict into cohesion.

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