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October 23, 2014

Sport Psychology for Marathon Runners: The Mantra

Running 26.2 miles takes time, effort, consistent physical conditioning, and a solid mental plan. Several outlets like Runners World, Marathon Rookie, and Active provide training programs for runners, however, few programs address the psychological strength that is required to complete a marathon. Once you have the physical… Continue Reading →

 
 
October 01, 2014

Talking To Children About Sports Scandals

By Dr. Michele Kerulis, LCPC, CC-AASP  and Kelsey Offner

We recently saw daily stories about professional athletes involved in scandals that include domestic violence, child abuse, and other violent criminal activities. With stories featuring the alleged criminal activities of NFL players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and Adrian… Continue Reading →

 
 
September 12, 2014

Relax! It Will Help Your Game

Relaxation can be a beneficial tool for athletes. The ability to remain calm in high pressure situations will allow athletes to focus on the task at hand rather than on other anxiety-provoking distractions. One of the most common aspects of a flawless performance is a relaxed body and mind. There… Continue Reading →

 
 
August 20, 2014

Slump Busting: Tips on Ditching Negativity and Increasing Confidence

By Dr. Michele Kerulis, LCPC, CC-AASP

Director of Sport Psychology & Athletic Enhancement

 

If you feel frustrated and are tired of coming off the field saying, “I could have won and should have won that game,” you might be in a slump. One tell tale sign… Continue Reading →

 
 
July 31, 2014

Athletes & Goal Setting

By Dr. Michele Kerulis, LCPC, CC-AASP

Director of Sport Psychology & Athletic Enhancement 

What are goals and why are they important? Goals are things that athletes want to attain, achieve, or accomplish. Goals give efforts specific direction and let athletes move past fears that may… Continue Reading →

 
 

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