Athlete Potential articles

Think your way to success

Georgia

How often do we get a chance to have an intimate Oprah-style conversation with a very successful woman? Not often. Typically we are kept at a distance and just given a few tips, but not at Women’s Potential…

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Athletes choking

Georgia

Georgia discusses how choking is a culmination of errors where athletes can’t bounce back because their focus turns to what went wrong, what they did wrong and past mistakes and failures. They lose focus on what they did and…

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APW team training

Chris

Today we ran our first team training day for the Athlete Potential Workshop being held in October. The Athlete Potential Workshop features 4 Australian Olympians: Anna Meares, Mel Rippon, Josh Jefferis and Thomas Pichler and is designed to support teenage…

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The Performance ecology

Chris

I facilitated a forty-five minute open discussion with parents regarding the concepts of performance, ecology and inter-dependencies, and how all these things intersect and ultimately determine the future outcomes of the athletes. For high-performance athletes to be…

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Goal-setting and goal-getting

Chris

As part of the 2012 National talent ID camp for Diving Australia, we ran two workshops: goal-setting and goal-getting. Goal-setting and goal-getting are the complementary halves of the success process and they require different states and…

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Keeping fit interview

Georgia

It is the 15th Bridge to Brisbane fun run tomorrow and organisers are expecting 50,000 competitors. After the race is over, how do you make sure the running shoes don’t stay in the cupboard until next year? Listen…

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Mental toughness

Chris

Mental toughness is about identifying and using particular mental strategies in order to remain focused on what’s important so that people can pursue excellence. This 1 hour presentation to the Business Improvement in Government (BiiG) forum explored mental toughness…

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Holding your focus

Chris

One of the most common challenges that athletes face is maintaining focus. High-performance athletes know that they have to stay focused, but the question is, focused on what specifically? Competitions are an ocean of distraction for the untrained and…

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Setting detailed goals

Chris

High-performance athletes need to know how to set really specific goals so that they can develop effective and efficient strategies that will get them there faster. All too often, particularly with younger athletes, goals are not set with enough…

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Junior World Championships

Chris

Competition preparation is critical to the success of high-performance athletes. According to Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., creator of the “The Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes”, competition preparation occupies the middle section of the mental skills pyramid, and…

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Re-setting goals

Chris

Re-setting goals can be an excellent way for high-performance athletes to shift gears and tap into new energy sources in the lead-up to competition. Sometimes however, the emphasis on goal-setting can overshadow the importance of goal…

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The game of opportunity

Chris

Success in high-performance sport, and indeed in life in general is very much a game of opportunity. We are all presented with opportunities every day, the questions are, however, are we aware of them and are we taking advantage…

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