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From Talking the Talk to Walking the Walk: A Demonstration of Mental Toughness Techniques for Tactical Facilitators

April 24, 2017

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Learn how to differentiate between the three critical tactical psychological skills related to enhancing tactical athlete performance, and how each tactical psychological skill impacts performance for the tactical athlete. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Peter Jensen, PhD, teaches how to apply each tactical psychological skill in a training setting to improve tactical athlete performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique TSAC Mental Toughness Psychological Skills Tactical Athlete Performance

Sharpening the Mental Edge: The Use of Sport Psychology Techniques in Strength and Conditioning

November 20, 2020

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Adam Feit, Coordinator of Physical and Mental Performance at Springfield College, discusses the use of psychological skills in collegiate strength and conditioning and shares his insight into how strength coaches are in an optimal position to incorporate more of these skills into the weight room.

Coaches Professional Development Psychological Skills Mental Performance Performance Potential Professional Development

Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning for the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says

May 1, 2016

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The path to actual integration of mental and physical training for the tactical athlete is paved with growing empiricism. The current challenge is to sustain creative development of functional approaches and demonstrate that integration can deliver potential benefits.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design training resiliency mental strength training for tactical athletes tactical strength and conditioning

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

Coaches Program design Personal Trainers long-term athletic development Youth training guidelines NSCA Coach

Initiating Mental Skills Training with Tactical Athletes—Views of United States Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructors

May 28, 2018

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Tactical facilitators are especially well-positioned to integrate mental skills training that may develop more complete tactical athletes who are prepared for dangerous environments. This article offers recommendations for mental skills training based on reported views from a tactical population.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Mental Skills Training Tactical Strength and Conditioning TSAC Combat Instructors

Attentional Focus as a Resource to Optimize Tactical Personnel Training and Performance

June 19, 2020

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To address and combat neurocognitive decline in tactical personnel, this article will detail the mechanistic underpinnings of, and describe how to apply, attention regulation strategies to facilitate greater skill acquisition, retention, and performance transfer.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Cognitive Function Skill Acquisition Motor Control TSAC-F

Mental Toughness: What is it and How do we Train it?

September 24, 2018

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In this video from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, sports performance coordinator from Salisbury University, Matt Nein, describes what mental toughness is, skills associated with mental toughness, and how to develop this attribute in athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Mental Skills Mental Toughness Psychological Skills Training PST Athlete Development

The Role of Exercise in Anxiety and Depression: Background and Practical Considerations

June 1, 2017

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Evidence suggests a positive relationship between physical activity, exercise, and mental health. Exercise as a treatment modality is now being considered alongside psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches, and the role of specifically trained exercise specialists and personal trainers is an important component of the multi-disciplinary team.

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