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Compete Like a Champion

Jan 18, 2021

Are we inspiring or motivating players? The episode details the relationship between these two actions in sport and tennis. We dive into the power of self-determination and the role coaches and parents play to facilitate this inspiration. We look at the ways rewards and consequences can undermine motivation in place...


Jan 11, 2021

The team is back after a tumultuous 2020 with the second episode of the new year, examining the concept of gratitude. Frequently cited as a means to well-being, gratitude is pitched by self-help professionals and therapists as an important skill to engage in. Just how important is gratitude to your well-being? We review...


Jan 4, 2021

The new year is the perfect time to set new goals. As we enter 2021, Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny are talking about resolutions again. We examine the importance of setting realistic goals that you can live with and discuss how to stick with those goals. http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?...


Dec 21, 2020

Coach Johnny and Dr. L revisit the idea of integration and maximizing player development. We discuss how effort is a choice and that focusing takes effort, how coaches give feedback to enhance the confidence of athletes, and how visualization/imagery is used to enhance training. We also talk about the OPS...


Dec 14, 2020

The Army overhauled how it selects battalion commanders because they felt they had a lack of qualty leadership. They were promoting based on legacy. We review the article and talk about if sport organizations are identifying talent accurately. In addition, we discuss how sport organizations can identify quality...