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Overcoming Performance Errors with Resilience

By Gloria B. Solomon
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A common occurrence that all athletes encounter is performance errors. All athletes make mistakes; it is a natural part of learning to be competent at any activity. Since mistakes are normal, it is…

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Principles of Effective Goal Setting

By Eva V. Monsma
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1. Make goals specific, observable and in measurable terms – Setting general goals such as improving your shooting percentage in basketball is easy but it becomes hard to determine how to…

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Playing Pressure Points

By Gloria B. Solomon
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Tennis is a game of momentum. When a player makes a dramatic shot at a critical time, the momentum is likely to be on his side. When an unforced error occurs, frustration mounts and momentum can shift…

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The 3 C’s of Being a Captain

By Larry Lauer
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Larry Lauer, PhD and Kevin Blue Major Point: Captains embody 3 C’s in leading their team: Caring, Courageous, and Consistent. Being named a team captain is quite the honor. The position of captain…

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Pain Tolerance in Sport

By Eddie O’Connor
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Pain is ever-present in sport. An athlete’s ability to tolerate pain is essential to success. Pain provides valuable information about your body and how it is performing. To maximize…

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Cue Statements: Staying Focused at Critical Times

By Ryan Hedstrom
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Emily is a collegiate volleyball player. As a defensive specialist, she often receives serves and establishes the defensive plays for her team. She has recently struggled with losing concentration and…

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