Mental Training of High School Cross Country Runners Michael Spino, PhD & Coach Drew Mearns, JD

In order to introduce mental training to a small group of serious, high school aged female distance runners, their coach Drew Mearns and Dr. Mike Spino designed a protocol utilizing ...

THE GREAT MILE RUN AND SUMMIT – SUMMER 2016

The inaugural mile run set up by True Champion founder and CEO Dr. Michael Spino as the Head of the Long Distance Running division of the Georgia Track and Field Federation was held on Labor ...

Up and Coming Sports, Energy and Consciousness Conference

Up and Coming Sports, Energy and Consciousness Conference Dr. Michael Spino is a founding member of the Sports, Energy and Consciousness group (sportsenergygroup.com) that contains ...

Academy Honors Sir Peter Snell with Distinguished Service Award

DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has honored New Zealand former middle-distance runner Sir Peter Snell with a 2015 Distinguished Service Award following his lifelong career in ...

Gamecocks’ Coach Staley Honored with Academy’s C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award

DAPHNE, Ala. – A decorated life in sport all began for Dawn Staley when she was named the national h...

Action Follows Thought by:David Meggyesy

The world of athletic training continues to evolve with fitness science making great strides over the past 30 years.  A crucial dimension of sport training is now emerging that is often given lip service...

A discussion with world champion Peter Snell

Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand native, is arguably the finest middle distance runner of all time.  In 1960 while being ranked 25th in the world his amazing endurance and ‘kick’ earned him a gold ...

BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM STRAUB, PH.D

Dr. William F. Straub is an AAASP/USOC certified sport psychology consultant. He holds degrees in physical education, school administration, psychology and kinesiology. As a ...

Effect of Mental Training on the Performance of College Age Distance Runners

Abstract-The purpose was to determine if Event Rehearsal Imagery (ERI) and Internal guided Imagery with Distractions (IGID) resulted in improvements ...

Newspaper interview with author of the book Choke

Sian Beilock’s book, “Choke What The Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To??? takes a look into the science of why people choke under pressure....

Mindfulness meditation Explanation : by Roger Elliott and Mark Tyrell

Mindfulness is a style of meditation that involves developing a non-judgemental, present-focused awareness. Instead of being caught up in thoughts about the future, or memories of the past, you simply...

The Quantum Sculler by True Champion Crew Coach Jimmy Joy

The coach in a subtle way begins his instruction by ingraining into the novice sculler an appreciation of smooth movements. His approach is a...