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Seeking excellence and success in sports and performing arts through mental conditioning and other applied behavioral sciences, from Psychogenyx.  
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Moneyball for Mindfulness: Mets Try More Coaches for Stress Management

Moneyball for Mindfulness: Mets Try More Coaches for Stress Management | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Eight sports psychologists are working with the Mets from Single-A to Citi Field
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Can Virtual Reality Help Texas Tech Football Get Over The Hump?

Can Virtual Reality Help Texas Tech Football Get Over The Hump? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
FRISCO, Texas -- Last fall, the Texas Tech football program made headlines for partnering with STRIVR, a virtual reality company that works with several NF
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Tracking Brain Health And Improving Performance -- Lessons From Major League Soccer

Tracking Brain Health And Improving Performance -- Lessons From Major League Soccer | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Insights from neuroscience and brain health are transforming medicine, psychology, and a range of other fields—including professional sports
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Here’s what Nick Saban had to say at SEC Media Days

Here’s what Nick Saban had to say at SEC Media Days | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
HOOVER, Ala. -- Here's the transcript of Nick Saban's talk and the Q&A session in the main interview room at the SEC Media Days: COACH SABAN: How's everybody today?  Great to see you all again.  I hope everybody's had a fantastic summer.
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What is the psychological state underlying “clutch performance” – excelling under pressure?

What is the psychological state underlying “clutch performance” – excelling under pressure? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The participants included a Rugby World Cup Winner, a professional tennis player competing at Wimbledon, and an Olympic badminton player. By Bradley Busch
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Chicago Bears Using Virtual Reality To Help New Quarterbacks

Chicago Bears Using Virtual Reality To Help New Quarterbacks | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The quarterback position might seem simple to the uninitiated. On any given play you're either handing the ball off or throwing it to a receiver, right? Gi
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Johanna Konta v Venus Williams: Wimbledon match-up analysed by sport psychology expert

Johanna Konta v Venus Williams: Wimbledon match-up analysed by sport psychology expert | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
JOHANNA KONTA's chances of glory at Wimbledon are reliant on her mental choices.
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'Hesitation is fatal': the psychology of the game - The Economic Times

'Hesitation is fatal': the psychology of the game - The Economic Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
By Pravin Char LONDON (Reuters) - Tennis can be mental warfare. Just ask Britain's Johanna Konta who held herself together under intense pressure to prevail 10-
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DeJong zones in as Cardinals win

DeJong zones in as Cardinals win | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In the last two seasons, the Cardinals have summoned two young shortstops from Memphis, not really knowing if they were ready but knowing there was an immediate need because of
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When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports? - Changing the Game Project

When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports? - Changing the Game Project | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one sentence stopped
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Nick Kyrgios, the Reluctant Rising Star of Tennis

Nick Kyrgios, the Reluctant Rising Star of Tennis | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
He has been called the most talented player since Roger Federer. But does he even want to win?
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It’s not racket science: why Wimbledon players use inspirational slogans

It’s not racket science: why Wimbledon players use inspirational slogans | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The motivational phrases beloved of sportspeople might seem trite, but for players from Katie Boulter and Andy Murray to Arthur Ashe, they’re surprisingly important
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VICE Documentary Highlights Texas Tech Red Raiders' Use Of Virtual Reality

VICE Documentary Highlights Texas Tech Red Raiders' Use Of Virtual Reality | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
VICE released a documentary, Chasing Perfection, that captures the Texas Tech Red Raiders' use of virtual reality as the football team trains for 2016.
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Mental Coach of 3 top NBA draft picks shares the best 7 ways to thrive under pressure

Mental Coach of 3 top NBA draft picks shares the best 7 ways to thrive under pressure | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Here's advice from Graham Betchart, whose company, Lucid Performance, is collaborating with Google.
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The Neuroscience Behind Cubs' Mindfulness and Mental Skills Initiatives - Cubs Insider

The Neuroscience Behind Cubs' Mindfulness and Mental Skills Initiatives - Cubs Insider | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Among the myriad storylines that have come up over the last few years, no Cubs-related topic has captured my attention more than neuroscience and mental health. If you’re a Cubs fan, you’ve been exposed to mindfulness-based strategies over the last two years. Mindfulness attempts to improve self-regulation through meditation, yoga, or tai chi iterations, and …
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Awesome article on the use of mindfulness by the Chicago Cubs. 

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Chris Hauth On Building Better Athletes & Humans | Rich Roll

Chris Hauth On Building Better Athletes & Humans | Rich Roll | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Ultra-athlete & bestselling author Rich Roll talks with elite endurance coach Chris Hauth about optimal training tactics for maximum performance in sport &
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Kerri Walsh Jennings: Lessons on Mindset From One of the Most Dominant Olympic Athletes Of All Time | Rich Roll

Kerri Walsh Jennings: Lessons on Mindset From One of the Most Dominant Olympic Athletes Of All Time | Rich Roll | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Ultra-athlete & bestselling author Rich Roll talks with beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings about mindset, avoiding burnout and finding
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Why do pro athletes keep going broke?

Why do pro athletes keep going broke? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Two years out of retirement, nearly 80 percent of NFL players are broke. For NBA players, it's 60 percent.
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Professional Quitter (Bernard Tomic) Ignites Epidemic At Wimbledon: What You Need To Know

Professional Quitter (Bernard Tomic) Ignites Epidemic At Wimbledon: What You Need To Know | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
I love Wimbledon. Simply put, it’s one of the most magical two weeks in sports. But I love Wimbledon even more this week than ever before. And that’s because the tournament’s leadership dealt boldly with an epidemic... quitting.
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Excellent article from Don Yeager!

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For Aaron Judge’s Foes at College Home Run Derby, Thrill Hasn’t Descended

For Aaron Judge’s Foes at College Home Run Derby, Thrill Hasn’t Descended | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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How Tech Can Help MLB Players Get Elite Vision To Improve Their Hitting

How Tech Can Help MLB Players Get Elite Vision To Improve Their Hitting | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In the time it takes for a Major League Baseball hitter to blink, he has roughly a third of that time to see a 95 mile per hour fastball and respond before
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At Wimbledon, Grunts May Separate Winners from Losers

At Wimbledon, Grunts May Separate Winners from Losers | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Two new studies reaffirm that speaking (or grunting) in a lower pitch voice can make you appear less submissive in daily life and help you perform better in sporting competitions.
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Rafael Nadal's Rituals Could Have a Defined Psychological Benefit

Although Wimbledon is a move to the grass for the King of Clay, there’s one thing Rafael Nadal can bring with him from his regal kingdom: hi
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Building mental toughness off the field: It's all about practice

Building mental toughness off the field: It's all about practice | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
By the end of each academic semester, most college students struggle with a drop in attention spans and increased stress, especially student-athletes. Athletes know dedicated practice and physical training lead to excellence. Much less is known about mental training to deal with the psychological pressures of competitive athletics. One form of mental training, involving mindfulness, trains participants to focus attention on the present moment and observe one's thoughts and feelings without emotional reactivity.
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