Uncategorized

The Effect of Season Performance on Male and Female Track and Field Athletes’ Self-Identity

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Although the “self” has generally been conceptualized as relatively stable in sport specific research, events such as deselection, injury, and career termination have been found to negatively affect athletes’ levels of identification with the athlete role. Additionally, there has been limited research regarding competitive failure and its ability to negatively affect… Continue reading The Effect of Season Performance on Male and Female Track and Field Athletes’ Self-Identity

Advertisements
Posts

Preparing for the Big Meet or Competition

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Hello All, Are your athletes prepared for the big meet/competition? Do they know what to expect? Here is an excerpt of an e-mail we send clients to help them prepare for a big meet or competition. It is especially important at the collegiate level to discuss this topic with the freshman… Continue reading Preparing for the Big Meet or Competition

Posts

Implementing a Team-Building Workshop

posted by Tyler Bradstreet Hello all, It has been a busy time. I have been finishing up my master's degree and Adam has been transitioning into a new job - performance specialist for military personnel (congrats Adam). Since we haven't posted in two months, I figured it was time to do so. I have seen… Continue reading Implementing a Team-Building Workshop

Posts

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

Posts

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

Posts, Uncategorized

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

Posts

Not Every Practice Makes Perfect: The Need for Deliberate Practice

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Practice makes perfect – this means that the more you practice, the better you will become. If you want to become great, then you should practice as much as possible. “See how fast you are getting better at hitting the baseball? Practice makes perfect.” To practice is to do something regularly.… Continue reading Not Every Practice Makes Perfect: The Need for Deliberate Practice

Posts

Under-Recovery and Over-Training: Awareness for Coaches and Athletes

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet The terms under-recovery and over-training are used quite frequently by coaches and athletes. These terms seem simple – the athlete has not fully recovered (under-recovery) and/or the athlete has excessively trained (over-training). However it is more complex than that. I believe there is a need for awareness regarding the:  (a) meaning… Continue reading Under-Recovery and Over-Training: Awareness for Coaches and Athletes

Posts

Alternative Careers in Sport Psychology: Performing Arts

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Hello friends, A few weeks ago, Adam and I wrote an article for a European Sport and Exercise Psychology blog regarding working with overweight individuals and promoting behavior change as an alternative career path for people in the field of sport psychology. As I ponder what I am going to do… Continue reading Alternative Careers in Sport Psychology: Performing Arts

Posts

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