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A winning formula | Coaching, mentoring and having fun in sport competition fun losing in sport mentorship Jan 14, 2021

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In this ZoneTalk episode, Bob sits down with Sensei Heather Fidyk, a 7th-degree black belt in Wado Kai Karate and experienced international competitor, who has been coaching in karate for more than 25 years.

She is the co-founder and...

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Lot's of advice...but it's not working! advice sport mental game Nov 18, 2020

In Bob's "Ask Bob" series, he received this question from Duncan in Phoenix, Arizona. Here is Duncan's question regarding well-meaning advice from others:


Hi Bob. Everyone at the club gives me advice. Why isn't it working?


Well, Duncan, there are a number of reasons why it is not...

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Now that's Attitude! | It's all just feedback attitude feedback Nov 12, 2020

“I want to get better,” he said.  “I need to be a smarter player.”

I work with many different athletes on their high performance such as one promising young hockey player. At the outset, he had great passion and guts but limited confidence and skills. Slowly but...

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Comments that distract your focus in sport | Three strategies for staying focused distractions focus Jul 15, 2020

Three strategies for staying focused when comments distract your game


This article addresses a question that Gloria sent to Bob for his "Ask Bob" column. Read the article below with Bob's response to Gloria. 


Hi, Bob. My name is Gloria. The other day I was going out to...

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Tennis: Confidence and consistency Jun 18, 2020

Terry was a fledgling high school tennis player when I first started working with him—a cousin had referred him. He was big for his age and skillful with a crushing serve, but less than skillful players were constantly beating him. I noticed that in our Skype sessions he could barely...

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Golf - Athletic and academic support Jun 18, 2020

David is a golfer. He was already in college and it was going less well than he would have liked.  Getting on the traveling team was hit and miss and he was pretty discouraged, as he only made the tournament team for two out of 10 competitions. 

We worked on his Zone and strategies to...

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Baseball - Ongoing mentorship Jun 18, 2020

Craig is a Division 2 baseball player whom I briefly met when he was just entering high school. He already had a fire in his eyes but was stubbornly unwilling to work with any “mental” high-performance trainer at that time. As he entered high school, he initially set his sights on...

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Hockey - Strategic leadership Jun 18, 2020

Getting an NCAA scholarship in hockey is extremely competitive these days from a Canadian standpoint, especially as the USA is taking the world by storm as the number two producer of players in the numbers category.  Northern States such as Minnesota have programs that have dominated...

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Training to compete: From calm practice into turbulent competition bob palmer competition mental game training mental training mental training for sport sport mental game sport mental training sportexcel training Jun 03, 2020

My friend Dan is a white-water canoeing aficionado, not at an Olympic level, but for fun. Now that he is retired and has more free time, four or five times a year he travels across Canada and launches his canoe into churning, foaming, frothing rivers, clad in a wetsuit, supplies sealed in...

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Building character in your teen athlete | Lessons on learning from adversity in sport
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Building character in your teen athlete | Lessons on learning from adversity in sport adversity character how to deal with losing losing in sport sport mental training Apr 09, 2020

Building character in your teen athlete | Lessons on learning from adversity in sport

Top athletes by nature are perfectionists. Not only do they want it “now,” they want it to be achieved somewhat painlessly—as do their parents. And thus far, I’ve rarely, if ever, seen...

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