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The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

Get Your Mental Game In Gear
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted July 1, 2013 at 9:35pm

As hockey players and coaches, we often focus the majority of our time and energy on the physical side of the game. From on-ice practices to off-ice training, most of our resources go directly towards the “hockey” side of things. But as base...more

CBC Special – Women’s Canoeing Should Have Place in Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 27, 2013 at 8:56pm

Canoeing has one of the poorest gender equality ratios of any Summer Olympic sport, and although female kayakers are allowed to compete in both the sprint and slalom disciplines, female canoeists are kept out of the Games altogether. CBC Sports Special: ...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Regrouping after a disappointing race
by Fast at Forty
posted December 11, 2012 at 7:59am

A key race comes with a lot of emotional and physical investment. The hours spent training and mentally preparing are too numerous to count. Anticipating the event can cause moments of excitement nestled in an anxiety ridden wrapper. Thoughts of well exec...more

Olympic mettle has no gender
by Fair Game News
posted August 9, 2012 at 7:48am

By Katie Culver How can one not be inspired by the Olympics?! The 10 days of coverage I’ve watched remind me of my spirited Olympic dreams. As a young gymnast, I was rapt by Nadia Comaneci (the first perfect 10!) in 1980 and by Mary Lou Retton in 1...more

Tiger Woods Poised to Win Another Major
by Loren Fogelman
posted June 16, 2012 at 4:19am

Tiger Woods is hot. Another Open title under his belt will tie him with Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Willie Anderson for the most Open wins ever. Knowing Woods, he does not settle for being among the top. Breaking records is his style, setting new...more

Reasons Athletes Don’t Reach Their Goals
by Loren Fogelman
posted June 6, 2012 at 7:57am

Do you have a strong vision of yourself going the full distance in your sport? Then failure is not an option. Here’s how to remove the obstacles to reaching your full potential....more

Athletes Create a New Response to Pressure
by Loren Fogelman
posted May 25, 2012 at 5:59pm

During crunch time; do you psych yourself up or psych yourself out? Discover how to transform from choker to clutch player....more

How Triathletes Can Avoid a Fast Start
by Loren Fogelman
posted May 13, 2012 at 8:12pm

Too frequently triathletes are told by their coaches to ignore what is going on around them. The coaches who tell you to just not do it are unaware of the power of habit. Following the crowd, going out too fast because of the other athletes around you, ...more

Why Triathletes Start Too Fast
by Loren Fogelman
posted May 2, 2012 at 1:54pm

Do you go out too fast at the start of the race? You end up burning energy causing you to tire more quickly later in the race. Discover what causes you to disregard your race plan strategy....more

Coaching: My perspective with a little research thrown in
by alangelier
posted April 29, 2012 at 9:47am

What makes a good coach? Well-lots of things....more

Athletes Prepare to Release Pre-performance Anxiety
by Loren Fogelman
posted April 26, 2012 at 4:07pm

http://expertsportsperformance.com Follow Loren Fogelman during the sports mindset moment giving you tips for winning results through improved focus and confidence. How much anxiety do you have prior to the start of your event? Too much anxiety interferes...more

Javelin Thrower Kara Patterson: Expectation can do funny things to people
by Kara Throws Javelin
posted April 18, 2012 at 10:52am

I feel like I’ve been asked a lot lately (in interviews, by visitors, etc.) about the past few years in my career. While I have the answers to peoples’ questions worked out in my head and have been able to express them in conversation, I thou...more

Motivated Athletes Seeking Their Dream Team
by Loren Fogelman
posted April 2, 2012 at 10:31am

Do you know what it takes to create a dream team? There are 7 strategic qualities to look for when searching for your dream team....more

A bit of psychology
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 27, 2012 at 7:45am

Sports psychologist Nicole Lavoi gives us some perspective on Notre Dame point guard Skylar Diggins' headband. Diggins will leave the headband on if she feels she's playing well, and take it off if she's disappointed in her own play. Lavoi says Diggins mi...more

The Power Of Positivity
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted March 27, 2012 at 7:43am

source What you export into the world will eventually be imported back into you.– Things You Must Never Say Aloud I believe in being positive…mostly because the alternative seems like a drag.  Who wants to mope around all the time comp...more

8 reasons athletes don’t achieve success
by Fast at Forty
posted March 22, 2012 at 1:40pm

“Greatness is never rewarded to the stupid.” This quote was texted to me by a good friend on the heels of a discussion we had about athletes who have a bad race and decide they have to go home and train harder. It got me thinking about all of ...more

Fearless Fourth Grader Conquers Ski Jump
by Pretty Tough
posted March 21, 2012 at 9:29am

A 10 year old girl wearing a helmet cam talks herself through her fear at the top of a ski jump, then sails down a 40-meter ramp for the first time. Here goes…something. Watch out Lindsey Van.   Related Posts: Ready To Fly   ...more

One Method Athletes Successfully Use to Eliminate Anxiety
by Loren Fogelman
posted March 17, 2012 at 10:50am

Do you suffer from performance anxiety? Controlling your anxiety is possible. Learn how the Emotional Freedom Techniques successfully lowers anxiety, making it manageable....more

Get Your A-Game On!
by Loren Fogelman
posted March 11, 2012 at 12:31pm

Where does your focus stray when competing? You can be completely focused, totally distracted or somewhere in-between. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you have a choice, when your head is swimming with all the “what-ifs” and last minute d...more

Distance Running: The Importance of Early Adjustment
by alangelier
posted February 24, 2012 at 6:12pm

Tips on how to become a more resilient and flexible runner....more

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