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Compete Like a Champion

Jun 14, 2021

IMG Academy Head of Female Tennis Margie Zesinger joins the CLC podcast to discuss her philosophy of developing people and then players. She describes in detail how she relates to the individual considering personality and cultural differences. We also dive into how we create an environment of respect while competing...


Jun 7, 2021

Naomi Osaka, grand slam champion and a young star on the Women's tour, has been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression. At the French Open she decided against attending press conferences and eventually withdrew from the tournament. We talk about the importance of taking care of one's mental health,...


Jun 1, 2021

In this episode CLC covers 3 essential topics about skill acquistion. First, how practice is more than repetition. Second, context is king in transferring learning. Third, know if the goal is to learn or to perform and communicate it. We examine each one of these topics in depth and provide examples for how to apply...


May 24, 2021

Want to improve your coaching today? CLC is back after a short hiatus to talk about 5 practices coaches can use to better relate to players and create behavior change. These practices are often overlooked, employed inconsistently, and misunderstood. Coach Johnny and Dr. Larry examine how to use communication practices...


May 3, 2021

Is winning and losing life or death in sport? Nah, but that is often how we feel in the moment. Humans often catastrophize the consequences of a performance and it creates much stress and anxiety. Why is that? We discuss it in sport in general and as a rampant condition in tennis post-COVID tournament shutdown. If...