A 38-Year-Old Mental Coach Has Become One of the NBA’s Premier Resources

 

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May 15, 2017

A 38-year-old mental coach has become one of the NBA’s premier resources

On February 19, Aaron Gordon experienced one of the lowest moments of his young career. Tasked with headlining the 2017 All-Star Dunk Contest after a jaw-dropping performance in 2016, the 21-year-old Orlando Magic forward simply couldn’t get a dunk to go down.

In what way can stress affect sports performance?

Answer (1 of 3): Bob Beamon, on his way to a record that would stand for two decades. Stress can ruin your performance and it can also enhance your performance. There are athletes like Yankee Second Baseman Chuck Knoblauch, who one day discovered he couldn’t throw a ball accurately from second b…

Sports science, marginal gains and common sense | The Science of Sport

Bradley Wiggins called marginal gains “a load of rubbish” recently, and while his thoughts were poorly crafted and tainted by the context, it triggered an impassioned defence of the philosophy by Matthew Syed. I’ve always thought the concept trivialized sports science, and was arrogantly dismissive of the realities that there’s really nothing unique about it.

Brain training: Inside mental fatigue in sports

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Motor Learning: What Coaches Should Know About the Science – SimpliFaster

There are a lot of useful motor-learning science concepts that coaches and trainers are missing out on. In this article, Coach Carl Valle shares information on some of these that helped him during frustrating periods in his own journey.

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