Sports Psychology: Journey to Achieving a Successful Outcome

Posted by Brian Alexander on Jun 19, 2017 8:15:00 AM

This month’s edition of Sports Psychology is for coaches and individual athletes who want to plan for success and set long-term goals with short-term objectives.

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Topics: Sport Science

A Player's Worst Nightmare

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 15, 2017 8:15:17 AM

Soccer players all over the world cringe at the thought of tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Unfortunately, this season-ending injury is very common amongst soccer players. In the United States alone, there are between 100,000 and 200,000 ACL ruptures per year (Friedberg). The ACL connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and serves as an important stabilizer in the knee to prevent bones from over-extension and over-rotation. However, typical movements in soccer can put an immense amount of stress on a player’s knee causing injury. An ACL rupture is certainly one of the most serious knee injuries in soccer, but after surgery and rehabilitation athletes can return to play within 6-12 months.

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Topics: S+C, Sport Science, Soccer

Sport Psychology: Goal Planning

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on May 30, 2017 12:50:04 PM

Beach Season is Upon Us: Goal planning step by step.

In sports, vision is crucial and it is the center point for which all success and or failure hinges. There will be failures and pitfalls along the way, but resiliency, determination, and persistence are key to long-term success.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball

Monitoring Performance: Planning hydration, nutrition and sleep

Posted by Juan Pablo Reggiardo on May 23, 2017 1:07:40 PM


Your athlete is generally only training with you 2-10 hours per week. This leaves over 160 hours left in each seven day week for them to be negatively impacting their body and their training. With this in mind, the most important thing you can do as a coach is to educate your athletes on the different processes they can control every single day that will help them grow and progress.

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Topics: Nutrition, S+C, Sport Science, Recovery

Coaching Away the Athlete’s Inner Critic

Posted by Brian Alexander on May 15, 2017 8:35:00 AM


When it comes to winning, a positive attitude beats a negative attitude almost every time in sports. In team sports, the impacts teammates make on each other are even more important for the way they play together. Naturally, athletes who behave in a collaborative, engaging, and enthusiastic manner attract others toward them, especially if they perform at a high level.

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Topics: Sport Science

How to Reach your Athletic Goals in the Heat of Summer

Posted by Shelley Harper on May 1, 2017 3:30:00 PM

For athletes, there are many difficulties that go along with exercising in hot temperatures. Whether you are a football player, track athletic or a year-round swimmer, it is extremely important to consider the environment in which you train.

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Topics: S+C, Sport Science

Program Analytics: Evaluating your program throughout the season

Posted by Nick Folker on Apr 25, 2017 7:45:00 AM


The ability to track your athletes' progress is at the center of the BridgeAthletic coach’s experience. While mapping results across many seasons is crucial to your team’s success, having the tools to communicate and examine your programming can serve as an equally important factor when assessing results and planning your next steps. The BridgeAthletic platform not only allows you to track your athletes' success, but the analytical features enable you to compare those results to the composition of your programming.

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Topics: S+C, Sport Science, Product Features

Imagery Enhances Consistent Peak Athletic Performance

Posted by Brian Alexander on Apr 17, 2017 9:42:44 AM

This month’s edition of Sports Psychology is a further look into the Perform Phase of the Learn, Plan, Perform Model. This article focuses on imagery for peak performance, though this skill can be used at any time throughout the Learn, Plan, Perform model. Athletes can use this skill to learn how to perform in the present moment with the automatic knowledge stored from it.

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Topics: Sport Science

Mental Resetting in Competition

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on Apr 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Volleyball Psychology: Being mentally ready happens even before you step on the court

With the season in full swing and Junior Nationals upon us it is vital to cover all your bases to give your team the best chance at winning. This is where competition ramps up and each point is vital. The mental aspects and demands upon a player and team quickly accumulate in high pressure moments.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball