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Janet Young: Increasing Resilience

March 30, 2015
Janet Young: Increasing Resilience

We all face challenges from time to time, some of them are mild and others can seem overwhelming.  In all these situations we draw on inner strength, or resilience. In this podcast Janet Young, a former tennis professional and now Senior Lecturer in Exercise Psychology at Victoria University talks about the need to have strategies in […]

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Rob Neal: what makes a great golf swing

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Rob Neal: what makes a great golf swing

The science of biomechanics, like other aspects of coaching and technology has made huge advances over the past decade.    Dr Rob Neal is a sports biomechanist specialising in golf and has been at the forefront of bringing improved understanding to coaches around the world.  This is a far cry from the past where our […]

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Dave Buttifant: Sports Science and Ancient Greeks

January 22, 2015
Dave Buttifant: Sports Science and Ancient Greeks

Dave Buttifant is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and experienced sports scientists.  He has contributed greatly to the physical preparation and recovery of elite athletes across a range of sports, most notably Australian Rules Football. In this podcast Dave talks about the mindset of the very best athletes to learning, training and competition.  There […]

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Andrea Furst: action psychology gets results

November 13, 2014
Andrea Furst: action psychology gets results

Andrea Furst is a psychologist who works, not just in sport, but also performing arts and in the business world with teams and individuals.  We talk about her winning formula which she promotes through her business Mental Notes Consulting and how she applied the principles to running the Paris Marathon, all while running a business […]

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Neil Craig: creating a high performing environment

June 18, 2014
Neil Craig: creating a high performing environment

Culture is a well-worn term to describe the behaviours aspired to by individual athletes and especially teams.  With a background in Olympic sport as well as being a highly accomplished player and coach in Australian Rules Football, Neil Craig shares his philosophies on what it takes to create a high performing environment.  

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Paul Penna interview

February 7, 2014
Paul Penna interview

Paul has worked with athletes from most Olympic and many professional sports.  Here he discusses the traits he recognises in the best athletes.  He also finds there are one or two powerful questions he asks every athlete.  Find out what they are… www.performancepsychology.com.au    

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Damien Farrow interview

January 23, 2014
Damien Farrow interview

What are the most effective ways to learn a new skill?  High performers do it differently to the rest of us and get different results.  They use the principles of practice structure, feedback and motivation to ensure they get results.      

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