Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

For more information please go to full website at:


Dec 22, 2015

How much does an athlete need to practice to become truly elite? What should it involve?  Should it be fun?  Can everyone become a great athlete if they just practice enough?  In this episode, I focus on the most well- known theory in this area called Deliberate Practice, popularized as the 10,000 hour rule.

Dec 17, 2015

A replay of our live discussion on the topic skill acquisition in which we covered topics including: Early specialization vs diversification? Deliberate play vs deliberate practice? Are athletes born or made? What fundamental movement skills should a young athlete acquire? What advice would we give ourselves as...

Dec 15, 2015

How do people regulate and modify their emotions (e.g., when pretending to like a bad gift)? Is this what is involved in choking under pressure? Why do people slip on ice – is our visual system letting us down, literally? Why does everybody hate fruit cake – a lesson in multisensory perception?




Dec 8, 2015

How can we learn to shoot a basketball by thinking about a cookie jar and learn to putt a golf ball by thinking about toothpaste?!!  Can a novice athlete really become great without being given any verbal instructions about how to actually perform their skill? In the episode, I explore some approaches to learning and...