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Coaches Have Their Own Needs

By Burton Giges M.D.
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Sport psychology offers many suggestions for providing psychological services for athletes who need assistance with problems in performance, communication, time management, transitions, relationships…

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Sheryl Swoopes Achieves Greatness Through Sport Psychology

By Yopko Penhallurick LLC
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Regarded as one of the best female basketball players of all time, Sheryl Swoopes accepted the Performance Excellence Award at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology's (AASP) annual conference…

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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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Effective Strategies for Dealing with Coaching Burnout

By Ryan Hedstrom
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Coaching is one of those professions where passion for the job is a key ingredient. However, over time the ups and downs of the season can make us question that passion. While this is normal,…

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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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Could I Be Hazing? A Definition and Positive Initiation Ideas

By Sarah Carson
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Is it wrong to want to uphold your team’s longstanding team traditions? Is it bad to want to develop team unity? Is it terrible to want your new teammates to grow an understanding of what it means…

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