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Easing the Transition for Retiring Collegiate Student-Athletes

By Julia N. Cawthra
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When an athlete leaves sport, whether the exit is chosen or unpredicted, there is an adjustment in the way they define who they are. How can we help college athletes transition to the next stage of their life? Retiring from sport can be thought of like the first time on a rigorous hike. You might be nervous, but you are capable of more than you know.

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

By Thomas Gretton
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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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