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Texas Football Uses Riddell Helmet Technology To Promote Player Safety

Texas Football Uses Riddell Helmet Technology To Promote Player Safety | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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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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This Is Why Runners Cling to Their Race-Day Superstitions

This Is Why Runners Cling to Their Race-Day Superstitions | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Your lucky socks could be helping you run faster—or they could be holding you back.
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Perspective | Ballplayers’ efforts to slow the game down may be . . . slowing the game down

Perspective | Ballplayers’ efforts to slow the game down may be . . . slowing the game down | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Pitchers and hitters have more to think about than ever, and they’re doing it.
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Stan Wawrinka: ‘Winning Wimbledon is too far away for me to talk about’

Stan Wawrinka: ‘Winning Wimbledon is too far away for me to talk about’ | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Stan Wawrinka, who reached the French Open final, says he is looking forward to Wimbledon, the only major he has not won, and the particular challenges of the grass-court season
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How a 1972 book about tennis helps Warriors coach Steve Kerr deal with high-pressure situations

How a 1972 book about tennis helps Warriors coach Steve Kerr deal with high-pressure situations | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The book offers key lessons for dealing with instances in which the anxious brain might sabotage whatever you are trying to accomplish.
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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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From Bad to Great: Lessons You Can Learn From the Chicago Cubs

From Bad to Great: Lessons You Can Learn From the Chicago Cubs | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
What 'The Cubs Way' can teach about building a winning culture.
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The Yips, Potential CTE-Depression Link and More

The Yips, Potential CTE-Depression Link and More | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
New sports psychology articles raise research questions
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Aaron Judge is making a powerful impression on the Yankees | FOX Sports

Aaron Judge is making a powerful impression on the Yankees | FOX Sports | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Bomber combines the best of brains and brawn.
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Concussion rehab tool proving to be powerful way to train your brain

Concussion rehab tool proving to be powerful way to train your brain | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
HOUSTON - Whether you're an athlete or not life is full of hard knocks. Now there's a way that athletes and even civilians suffering from head trauma can recover faster.
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Mental Training for Ice Hockey Goalies - The Flood Gate Phenomenon

Mental Training for Ice Hockey Goalies - The Flood Gate Phenomenon | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Flood Gate Phenomenon deals with a collapse in competitive emotional control and mental re-focus. Learn how to use a mental plan.
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Sports Psychology Series - Mindfulness - Acceptance - Commitment in Enhancing Sport Performance Potential - ur7s

Sports Psychology Series - Mindfulness - Acceptance - Commitment in Enhancing Sport Performance Potential - ur7s | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Our in house expert Stuart Pattison is back and looking a little deeper into sports performance and the importance of psychology. Today he looks at mindfullness and it's importance in performance potential
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Mandy Standley's curator insight, May 3, 3:29 PM

This article gives insight in how an athlete can get over a fear or issue while competing or working out.

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The fitness fallacy: You can’t outrun a mental-health problem

The fitness fallacy: You can’t outrun a mental-health problem | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
People use extreme exercise to mask mental health issues, says campaigner Niall Breslin
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Jazmin's curator insight, April 8, 9:33 PM

Not all athletes have a clear mind, a lot join a sport because it helps with deeper mental issues. The sport gives them discipline and allows them to mask the issue and learn to live with it a little better. You may not be able to completely get rid of the problem but it helps decrease it.

Matthew Bales's curator insight, April 9, 10:39 PM

The body and mind are connected and superior performance can be reached when both are geared correctly.

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ENTREVESTOR: Halifax startup Axem develops wearable mental activity monitor for athletes

ENTREVESTOR: Halifax startup Axem develops wearable mental activity monitor for athletes | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Though most early-stage tech companies are obsessed with landing equity investment, Christopher Friesen and Tony Ingram have just had the type of week that lessens the pressure to raise capital.
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Jazmin's curator insight, April 8, 9:42 PM

Athletes and many other people are always monitoring heartrate, steps, you name it, but what if you could monitor mental activity? These headphone allow you to listen to music but it is also monitoring your brain activity as you listen. When you start to lose that focus the volume turns down so you focus on what is causing you to lose focus. You can minimize and learn where those distractions come from.

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Deshaun Watson calls his work ethic a lifestyle

Deshaun Watson calls his work ethic a lifestyle | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Texans drafted former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in the hopes that he'd be the same kind of leader in the NFL that he was in college, where he led his team to a national championship. The early returns are very, very positive on that front.
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5 Keys to Making Mental Training Like Conditioning and Sport Training

5 Keys to Making Mental Training Like Conditioning and Sport Training | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Whenever I speak to athletes and coaches, I ask them how important the mind is to athletic success. With few exceptions, the response is that the min
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Texas Football Uses Riddell Helmet Technology To Promote Player Safety

Texas Football Uses Riddell Helmet Technology To Promote Player Safety | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The University of Texas football program has garnered much attention since hiring new head football coach Tom Herman last November. Aggressive recruiting a
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When the Fear of Getting Hurt Keeps You From Exercising

When the Fear of Getting Hurt Keeps You From Exercising | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A surprisingly common barrier to working out.
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Tiger Woods arrested for DUI: A Timeline of his troubles

Tiger Woods arrested for DUI: A Timeline of his troubles | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A look at Tiger Woods' troubles since the Thanksgiving incident of 2009.
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The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Atlanta Falcons prioritize a player's &quote;CT Grade&quote; above almost everything else. Though it's a recent development, it already seems to be paying off.
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Go to www.psychogenyx.com to see how Psychogenyx measures mental toughness.  

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Elite athletes like Aaron Lennon deserve career-long help from sport psychologists

Elite athletes like Aaron Lennon deserve career-long help from sport psychologists | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
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Krystal Blea's curator insight, May 6, 2:43 PM

All athletes should have help or guidance from a sport psychologist to learn what to do and what not to do. This is an extremely important skill to learn.

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3 Things Swimmers Can Do Daily to Build Self-Confidence

3 Things Swimmers Can Do Daily to Build Self-Confidence | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Struggling to consistently be confident? Here are three things you can do each day to keep your self-confidence high
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Krystal Blea's curator insight, May 3, 3:42 PM

It's not easy being an athlete. Aim for success and never look back

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WHOOP Named Official Recovery Wearable of NFL Players Association

WHOOP Named Official Recovery Wearable of NFL Players Association | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
As first announced by ESPN this morning, WHOOP and the National Football League Players Association have come to terms on a partnership to make WHOOP the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA.

The WHOOP Strap 2.0 will be  distributed to all incoming and current NFL players beginning
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Josh Dobbs: The Rocket Scientist QB Who Could Be the Next NFL Draft Steal

Josh Dobbs: The Rocket Scientist QB Who Could Be the Next NFL Draft Steal | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Josh Dobbs will spend the weekend before the NFL draft flying hockey pucks across the desert. No, Dobbs didn't switch sports. He isn't engaging in extreme cross-training or involved in an unlikely smugglin
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Athlete Intelligence Introduces Small, Lightweight Cue Sport Sensor For Head Impact Detection

Athlete Intelligence Introduces Small, Lightweight Cue Sport Sensor For Head Impact Detection | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Cue Sport Sensor from Athlete Intelligence is a small, lightweight sensor that can detect head impact in real-time and be attached to headgear.
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San Francisco Giants Partner With Halo Neuroscience To Improve Speed, Explosiveness

San Francisco Giants Partner With Halo Neuroscience To Improve Speed, Explosiveness | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The San Francisco Giants are partnering with Halo Neuroscience to make Halo Sport part of their training after tests showed measurable gains in performance.
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