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The Role of the Coach in Elite Athletes' Pre-Performance Routines

By Thomas Gretton
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In this post, we explore competitive preparation through the lens of pre-performance routines (PPRs), looking specifically at PPR development, content, and consistency by showcasing information from athletes and their respective head coach. By integrating these considerations into fieldwork, coaches can help athletes experience successful PPR development and implementation, and contribute to the attainment of successful performance.

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Coaching Generation Z Athletes

By Michael Mignano
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While more research is needed on generational differences in today’s athletes, early studies have provided insight into some unique characteristics of Generation Z. Coaches and support staff can benefit from this knowledge and adapt their teaching and coaching philosophies to suit today’s young athletes. Read more to learn new coaching approaches.

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Use Imagery and Self-Talk to Create an Immediate Reduction in Response Time

By George Hanshaw
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In a study of 200 martial artists, it was found those who were trained to use a combination of cognitive specific imagery and motivational self-talk significantly reduced reaction times almost instantly. Read more about this study and positive sport psychology approaches used.

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The Psychology of Young Athletes (podcast)

By AASP
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Episode 21 of the Create An Athlete podcast sees co-hosts Stephen Edelson and Jerry Carino discussing the psychology of young athletes with 2017-2018 AASP President Amy Baltzell, author of "Whose Game…

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From “Me” to “We”: Promoting Team Cohesion Among Youth Athletes

By Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu
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Have you coached a high school sport program for many years? Have you volunteered to coach a youth sport team in a recreational league? Either way, team cohesion has a big impact on the success of…

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Inside the Helmet of Extreme Sports: The Psychology of Auto Racing

By Tami Eggleston
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When most people think of sports, they think of traditional sports such as baseball, basketball, American football, soccer, etc. When people think of sport psychology, they often think of these same…

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