Author: Dr. J

Dr. J is a sport and performance psychology consultant/coach, therapist and author. Learn more at http://www.getyourmindright.us/.

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A tale of two teams – physical and psychological activation

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Team One: The 2018 Volleyball Nationals There was a very good 18-year-old volleyball team loaded with talent. Two of the players were identified as being in the top …

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Conflict in Youth Sports

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What follows isn’t a comprehensive list of things that cause conflict in sports, but it covers some common themes I see working with high school, club, …

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How does mental skill training help?

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They say sports are 10% physical and 90% mental, yet mental skills training is overlooked. An athlete’s mental game is often seen as fixed, but that’s …

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You better watch your mouth! Language primes performance

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Bruce Lee was the shiz… we all know that. He is a cultural icon 4 decades after his passing. Beyond his mastery of the martial arts …

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Youth sports, high performance & building good people

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There are two kinds of motivational climate in sports training. A system, organization, team, etc. will either create an ego involving climate or a task involving …

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Get Your Mind Right – The Benefits of Mental Skill Training

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As a mental performance coach, I like to shout the praises of sport and performance psychology practice from the rooftops, because I know how powerful it …

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Motivational Climate & Performance

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There are two types of motivational climates created by coaches and parents by their teaching, coaching, comments, and philosophies: Ego Involving ClimateIn ego-involving climates, competence and …

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4 Leadership Roles for Athletes

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Here is something to chew on as a coach, parent, or athlete that supplements the post on leadership in youth sports. Leadership is an often discussed …

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You’re NOT fixin’ to die…

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RPE is a measure of how much we think we are exerting. We each create an exertion threshold based on preferences, comfort level, and experience. Understanding this concept, …

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Cognitive Distortion: All or Nothing

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All or nothing thinking is a common cognitive distortion.