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Articles for the Athlete
Bowling is a Mental Sport Bowling is a mental sport. Very few accomplished bowlers would argue with this statement. Then why is it that when a bowler is attempting to improve their game, they pursue more revs or the hottest new equipment, rather than mental skills?...read more
Mental Toughness Recently, I have had two separate discussions, one with a high school football coach, and another with the parent of a young athlete, about sports and toughness. In both conversations, the individual with whom I was speaking touted sports as the last...read more
Defining "Winning" for Young Athletes At a recent meet for my daughter's swim team, I saw several youngsters who performed wonderfully in their events, but were nonetheless disappointed because other swimmers finished the heat ahead of them. In every case the parents...read more
Mental Roadblocks As a child, bowling was my passion. I practiced every chance I could, attended camps, and took in every bit of information that my coach was willing to share. I bowled in several leagues each year, and my Dad drove me to tournaments all over the...read more
Confidence Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford As athletes, we have all had those times when we were sure that the task before us was well within our abilities, and there were other times when we were not so sure. You probably...read more
Welcome to Part 3 in the series "Understanding and Overcoming Performance Anxiety." So far we have discussed the basics of performance anxiety as well as reducing the cognitive load of the athletic task so that performance is less likely to be adversely affected. ...read more
How to reward sport performance In the last article, we discussed the importance of focusing on what you can control. As a parent, coach, or other supporter of a child athlete, it is also important to understand what aspects of a child’s performance should be...read more
Note: This blog post expands on an idea that I originally learned in a USBC Level 1 Coaching Class taught by Tom Little in Conroe, Texas There is No "Wrong" in Sports The exchange is a familiar one between a young athlete and a coach or parent. The athlete has a...read more
Dr. Richard Temple, Ph.D., ABSP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
Board-Certified Sport Psychologist - American Board of Sport Psychology
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