Performance and Training. Those are the two povs. This year we get to enjoy the Summer Olympics. Were you ever curious about, for instance, athletes who race in the 100m sprint; they train all of 4 years just for a mere 10 second competition? Only to win by less than a second? If you had … Continue reading Mile 135: TWO things Coaches and Athletes should know about Sport Psychology povs
If there were two "elite" sport psych practitioners on either side of a competition, we all know that one team must lose right? Does that mean that the other sport psych guy didn't do his job? Coaches often would only deal with sport psychology coach if they feel it will help them win. Unfortunately they've … Continue reading Mile 134: What my goddaughter can teach us about working with mental training
Brian and his mentee Jerome went on their monthly hike trail which at its end, overlooks their city. While relaxing on a boulder at the end of their hike, taking in the great view, Brian saw something on the ground that could be a great learning experience. The thing was close to the edge of … Continue reading Mile 133: A parable about the importance of knowing who you are and where you stand
When I taught my College course "Psychology of Sport" at Nyack College, one of my favorite sections was the 'Group and Team Dynamics' portion. Why? Because what sometimes they class didn't notice was that I was teaching them on something we were already experiencing together with our time together. This month is recognized in America … Continue reading Mile 133: FOUR principles found in every Black History story we’ve ever heard
A long time ago, a man lived who gazed at the stars all night long. He believed that the stars revealed what the future would hold and he called himself an astrologer. One night, while he was out for a walk and gazing at the stars, he had a terrible premonition that the world would … Continue reading Mile 132: A quick reminder for athletic programs and an option for understanding performance psychology
"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words but to pour them all out, just as it is, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keeping what is worth keeping and then, with a breath of … Continue reading Mile 132: If you really get the analogy at the end, it could help you embrace the difficulties of pushing forward!