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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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Freaked-out Kids in Sports: Keys to Stress Reduction

By Frank L. Smoll
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A 20-year trend in youth sports emphasizes teaching coaches how to create a healthy psychological environment for their athletes. However, there’s also an important need to educate parents, so they…

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Disordered Eating in Athletes

By Dana Voelker
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Dana Voelker discusses what parents, coaches, and certified consultants can do to prevent and manage eating disorders in athletes.

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Understanding Student-Athlete Burnout

By Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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The human body needs recovery to thrive. Without it, performance can begin to suffer and/or an athlete can start breaking down. The state of burnout is often regarded as the endpoint of this breakdown…

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How to Choose a Sport Psychology Consultant

By AASP
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Each sport psychology consultant possesses a specific set of skills that defines the scope of his or her competencies. Thus, when choosing a consultant, it is important for athletes, coaches/parents…

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Disordered Eating and the Controlling Aspects of Aesthetic Sports

By Eva V. Monsma
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Although there are several benefits to sport participation, achievement and performance pressures can be highly stressful especially in aesthetic activities such as gymnastics, diving, cheerleading…

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Signs of Body Image Disturbance, Disordered Eating, and Eating Disorders in Physically Active Adolescents

By Nick Galli
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Major Point: Seemingly healthy behaviors such as careful monitoring of food intake and regular exercise may actually be signs of body image disturbance, disordered eating, or an eating disorder in…

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Eight Tips for Communicating with Adolescent Athletes Immediately after the Game: Win or Loss

By Larry Lauer
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Major Point: Eight ways parents can communicate with their adolescent children after games to enhance their relationship. Youth and high school sport has the opportunity to be a tremendous experience…

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