Dreaming Big and Going For It with A.G. Kruger, 3-Time Olympian and Track Coach, University of South Dakota

Three-time Olympian A.G. Kruger III took over responsibilities as the University of South Dakota’s throws coach in 2015. He enters his seventh year with the team this year. In his own competitive career, A.G represented the United States at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Olympic Games in the hammer throw. He competed on a total…

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Choosing the Uncomfortable with Purpose with Pete Kadushin, Ph.D., CMPC, Mental Performance Coach, Chicago Blackhawks

Pete has worked with a wide range of high performers, including athletes, first responders, military units, and performing artists. Prior to his current role as the mental performance coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, he held academic positions at both Western Colorado University and Boston University. In line with his goal of being a lifelong learner, he started the…

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When to Take a Step Back

Today we talk about when we can be too gritty. We discuss Simone Biles, the USA gymnast, who withdrew from the Olympic All-American competition. As Simone said, our “physical health is mental health.” To ensure we are not pushing too hard, we can listen to our mind and body, care for ourselves, and engage in…

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The Mindset of an Olympian with Chris Stanley, Florida State University & Sport Psychology Consultant for USA Track and Field

Dr. Chris Stanley earned his BA from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he was also an all-conference track athlete. Thereafter, he earned an MS in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Florida State University, and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Loyola University-Chicago. He coached at Florida A & M University and Illinois-Chicago during these years.…

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80% Mental with Dr. Len Zaichkowsky and Dan Peterson, Authors of The Playmaker’s Advantage and The Playmaker’s Decisions

We have renowned sports psychologist Len Zaichkowsky and mental performance consultant Dan Peterson on to provide a deep dive on the cognitive demands of the sport and performance. Len and Dan recently released their new book, The Playmaker’s Decisions.  As a professor, researcher and consultant for almost four decades at Boston University, Len pioneered sport…

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