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A popular group of articles on what ‘is the difference that makes the difference’ in sporting success. The mental game and sport psychology is where true champions emerge.

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The Way Forward and the Power of One Word

I recall interviewing an NBA coach while he was visiting Australia – he was promoting the NBA by way of conducting basketball coaching workshops and I was facilitating the one in our local area. I asked him the question, “What players have you coached who still stand out for you and why?”

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Developing Ethics Through Athletics

What constitutes good character in sport? Is it possible to get ‘ethical’ from being ‘athletic’? Are athletes really special people (heroes and role models) or just people with special skills?

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Q&A with Performance Consultant, Jeff Troesch

The sooner a client is aware of how to identify possible mental/emotional challenges in her sport, and the stronger the habit formation of helpful strategies, the better. This generally takes a fair amount of time and practice

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Extended Q&A with Kyle McDonald

Our Extended Q&A Interview With Kyle McDonald Mental Performance Consultant at Competitive Will Performance Consulting   By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments When

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Ensuring Your Game Preparation is Complete

Why would you leave a gap in your game preparation, asks Kyle McDonald, Mental Performance Consultant. He questions why some athletes and coaches have a plan for physical and technical development, but not for mental growth and mastery. Kyle prepares some of Canada’s best and most competitive ice hockey athletes and teams for their professional, Olympic and Paralympic campaigns. In this article he reveals the impact of stress and pressure resilience on performance and underscores it as the #1 differentiator between elite athletes. He details the essential precursor to mental skills acquisition, the link between hardiness and high performance and the ideal age to start mental skills training.

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