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  • Posted Gender and Sport to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
    With the institution of Title IX, sport has become commonplace for the physical and social development of males and females alike. Participating in sport in no longer an exclusively male rite-of-passage but is regarded as an equal opportunity for...
  • Posted Energy Management to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
    In order to achieve optimal performance, an athlete must have the physical and mental discipline to undergo intense physical training and produce effective physical and mental responses during competition. As discussed in previous classes, mental skills training provides athletes...
  • Posted Imagery to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
    Anyone that has played or coached knows that sport is a full body-mind experience, requiring complete mental and physical synchronization in order to execute skill at the highest level. Physical strength and skill are consistently trained and placed at...
  • Posted Considerations for Exercise Protocol to Understanding Kinesiology Research
    The recent article "How much should you exercise?" (Park, 2010) highlights a critical issue in long-term health and well being of Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2008), adults should exercise a minimum of...
  • Commented on Team Cohesion
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  • Posted Team Cohesion to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
    According to Vealey (2005), team cohesion is the ability of a team to pursue group goals and satisfaction through effective social and sport-specific interactions. A cohesive team environment is essential to the overall success of a team both on...
  • Commented on Hazing and Homophobia in Sport
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  • Posted Hazing and Homophobia in Sport to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
    In the documentary Training Rules (2008), former female athletes of the Penn State basketball team narrate their experiences with homophobia and discriminatory practices instituted by Coach Rene Portland. The personal stories of sexual orientation discrimination and the consequences of this...
  • Commented on Concussions in Sports
    This article is very interesting because I am considering becoming an athletic trainer and will most likely see and treat such an injury. It does not seem that head trauma is well understood in any context because the brain is...
  • Commented on Stretching and power performance
    How many coaches or athletes actually understand why they stretch before the play? It is so important for coaches and athletes to understand the physical and performance related consequences of stretching in order to facilitate a safe, beneficial sporting...
  • Commented on Steroid Use
    You demonstrate a brilliant point in that we need to question the possible implications of steroid use among athletes because how many people can actually explain why steroids negatively impact athletics? There are numerous acknowledged physiological consequences to steroid use...
  • Commented on Promoting Physical Education
    Balance is critical to just about everything and I completely agree that PE teachers need to find the balance between creating a physically beneficial classroom environment while fostering skills and knowledge that translate into positive, health behaviors and practices at...
  • Commented on Knee Injuries in Female Athletes
    Your reply proves a great point in that anatomical differences between sexes need to be considered when designing sport training programs. Thinking about weight training programs, strength building practices were designed for men but now that strength and power are...
  • Commented on Physical Therapy and Pilates
    I have met a couple PTs that are certified Pilates instructors and integrate that practice within their work. As a hopeful, future PT, I would highly consider becoming certified in Pilates in order to provide patients with a diverse and...
  • Commented on Physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga
    I tried yoga for the first time last Spring and agree that it has potential to facilitate great physical and mental health benefits if regularly practiced. Like any form of physical activity, yoga should be learned through knowledgeable instruction and...
  • Commented on Wired Kids Wired Bus
    I also agree that the idea of Internet access on the bus has potential for positive outcomes but considering amount of time adolescents and adults spend with digital media in a given day, the wireless bus is unnecessary. Most people...
  • Commented on Media Effects on Childhood Obesity
    When children watch tv,they are completely inundated with advertisements and being so impressionable, the content of advertisement is critical. It is obvious that the majority of food advertisements are for unhealthy items so it is essential that the advertisements shown...
  • Posted Parental Involvement to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
    Given the age and level of emotional and financial dependence of youth athletes, parents play a critical role in the development and social climate of youth sports. Parents hold the responsibility of transporting their children to and from practice...
  • Posted test to Psychology of Coaching Class Blog
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