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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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The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes

The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more....
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Novak Djokovic sets benchmark in tennis' age of rage

Novak Djokovic sets benchmark in tennis' age of rage | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Novak Djokovic fixes the camera with a solemn, almost hangdog expression. "I want to reflect on a bad moment," he says, opening his palm towards us, as if begging our clemency.
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For more about Novak Djokovic, check out my book, Razor Thin:  The Difference Between Winning and Losing at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/razorthin.  ;

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Coach K works his magic and Duke wins again

Coach K works his magic and Duke wins again | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
He’s ahead of Rupp and halfway to Wooden now, and the legend of Mike Krzyzewski took on another layer of luster Monday night in the city where he has taken three of his five NCAA titles.
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Overcome Performance Anxiety With Sports Psychology

Overcome Performance Anxiety With Sports Psychology | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“Develop mental toughness in the practice room to beat mental lapses and stress on the stage”
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Mind games; sports psychology to improve performance

Mind games; sports psychology to improve performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“Baseball legend Yogi Berra famously said; 99% of the game is 50% mental.Meaning physical talent is only part of the picture when it comes to success in sports.A strong and calm mind is also essenti...”
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Is Kyle Lowry a changed player? - ESPN

Is Kyle Lowry a changed player? - ESPN | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“ESPN The Magazine's Jordan Brenner writes about how the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry turned his game around by straightening out his perspective.”
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How Does Practice Hardwire Long-Term Muscle Memory?

How Does Practice Hardwire Long-Term Muscle Memory? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have pinpointed a new mechanism behind long-term motor memory.

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ToKTutor's curator insight, March 29, 4:55 AM

Title 2: Practise makes perfect: new model of brain replaces old to help explain formation of motor memory.

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Effort aside, Mavericks and Parsons learning how slim their margin of error is - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Effort aside, Mavericks and Parsons learning how slim their margin of error is - Dallas Morning News (blog) | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Chandler Parsons was a little put off by any suggestion that the Dallas Mavericks could live with their 104-99 loss at Indiana Sunday because they put out a really solid…
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Maryland women’s basketball finds edge inside the lines starts between the ears

Maryland women’s basketball finds edge inside the lines starts between the ears | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Maryland women's team has used a 'performance enhancement coach' to calm anxieties and increase confidence.
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Inside the mind of high-caliber athletes - The Fulcrum

Inside the mind of high-caliber athletes - The Fulcrum | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
At the most elite level of sport, we’ve seen a common narrative used to describe athletes who’ve become champions: mental toughness.
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Check out how you can improve your mind to enhance your perform in competition and in LIFE!

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HOW TO BE LIKE BATMAN PART#1: Mental Training and Physical Conditioning

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.-Albert EinsteinWhat does it really mean to be like Batman?Not the part about punchin...
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I almost made the mistake of skipping this article.  I hope that you don't make that mistake either.  

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Sports Psychology – Practice or Play - Sports Psychology – The Sport In Mind

Sports Psychology – Practice or Play - Sports Psychology – The Sport In Mind | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“How about both???? #getmindful Practice or Play - Sports Psychology – The Sport In Mind http://t.co/iz6gLkvcAx”;
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How the Player Assessment Tool may save NFL teams from themselves - SB Nation

“The creators of the Player Assessment Tool believe it may be able to do what the Wonderlic never could -- accurately predict player success and lend some clarity to the muddy NFL Draft scouting process.”
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Rafael Nadal worries he is losing his mental edge

Rafael Nadal worries he is losing his mental edge | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
As great athletes age, the first thing we look for is evidence of physical decline. The cliche is to talk about the "half-step" that has been lost, rather than their psychological state.
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For more on Rafael Nadal, check out my book, Razor Thin:  The Difference Between Winning and Losing at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/razorthin.  ;

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Ways to Stay Sane in Baseball - The New Yorker

Ways to Stay Sane in Baseball - The New Yorker | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Baseball is a ruthless game. And, for players, there are issues of trust and of showing weakness.
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Is this football's next big coaching breakthrough? - FOXSports.com

Is this football's next big coaching breakthrough? - FOXSports.com | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“Using the new APTUS assessment, will football coaches get another breakthrough in maximizing the potential of their players?”
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Tiger's Biggest Hurdle - Sports On Earth

Tiger's Biggest Hurdle - Sports On Earth | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“The reason for Tiger Woods' recent struggles on the golf course aren't complicated to figure out: They're mental.”
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Twins pitcher May embracing growing trend of mental practices

Twins pitcher May embracing growing trend of mental practices | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
By now we can safely accept the importance of mental performance in our athletes, but practices such as mediation are still somewhat taboo.
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Many winners and champions have caught on to the practice of sports psychology and mindfulness.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sports psychologist helps Kentucky Wildcats basketball

Sports psychologist helps Kentucky Wildcats basketball | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Sports psychologist helps UK hoops behind the scenes.
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Sports Psychology – Psychological effect of injuries - Sports Psychology – The Sport In Mind

Sports Psychology – Psychological effect of injuries - Sports Psychology – The Sport In Mind | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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Dirk Nowitzki Is One-Of-A-Kind, But He Just Thinks He’s ‘Weird’

Dirk Nowitzki Is One-Of-A-Kind, But He Just Thinks He’s ‘Weird’ | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Dirk Nowitzki was asked to reflect on his recent milestone. His response was classic Dirk.
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How to Be Like Batman PART#2: Develop an IRON WILL

How to Be Like Batman PART#2: Develop an IRON WILL | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent -Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States To be like Batman takes an Iron Will. It takes hard work, determination, persistence, an att...
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If you liked Part #1, you should read Part #2!!

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6 Ways to Outsmart and Outlast Your Opponents

6 Ways to Outsmart and Outlast Your Opponents | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
World-class athletes know how to get the competitive edge come game day—we've tapped into a few of their secrets
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Off line: The psychology behind MSU's missed free throw woes

Off line: The psychology behind MSU's missed free throw woes | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“It's a simple action they've done over and over. Toe the line, spin the ball, bend the knees, eye the front of rim, rise and release. Only, instead of swish, MSU is hearing more clangs after they shoot their free throws.”
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