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Mindful Breathing: Learning to be in The Moment

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet The goal of Mindful Breathing is to: (a) calm you down somewhat, make you aware of thoughts that may be unpleasant or self-defeating, which you can explore and “cognitively restructure” later, (b) take some of your attention away from these intrusive thoughts that are unpleasant or self-defeating, and (c) focus most… Continue reading Mindful Breathing: Learning to be in The Moment

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The “Relative Age Effect” in Sports

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Last night, I came across a paper I wrote in an undergraduate sociology class, and I thought it was interesting enough to share some of it with you all. The topic comes from the book: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell Chapter One - The Matthew Effect (*Note - my writing wasn't as… Continue reading The “Relative Age Effect” in Sports

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Stress: The Monkey on Your Back and Ways to Shake Him Off

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Whether you’re an athlete or a coach, the daily grind that is competitive sports can be stressful. The vast amount of time spent and effort expended regarding your specific sport is tough enough on its own, but you also have other time commitments in your life, such as: (a) work, (b)… Continue reading Stress: The Monkey on Your Back and Ways to Shake Him Off

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Effective Coaching Series, Pt. 1: The Application of Self-determination Theory to Coaching

Posted by Adam Skoranski Hello blogging world, sports fans, coaches, and everyone else in between. I hope you all had a spectacular holiday season, and are ready to hit the ground running in 2013. What follows is my first post in an extended series on COACHING. I plan to cover many different aspects of this… Continue reading Effective Coaching Series, Pt. 1: The Application of Self-determination Theory to Coaching

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Fostering A Positve Mindset: Take Control of Negative Self-Talk

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Today I will be focusing on Step 5 of the 7-Step model of developing mental toughness I introduced a few weeks ago. To refresh, the 7-step model is: 1.) Find the right attitude and state of mind. 2.) Program your mind for success ahead of time. 3.) Find an appropriate routine.… Continue reading Fostering A Positve Mindset: Take Control of Negative Self-Talk