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Ken Ravizza: Stress Management and Mental Skills In Competition

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Ken Ravizza, PCA National Advisory Board Member and one of the leading peak performance consultants in the world. Ravizza is the leading authority on stress-management skills and coping strategies, as well as mental-skills training for peak performance. He has worked with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world, and he helped develop the concept of a Triple-Impact Competitor®. Positive Coaching Alliance utilizes this model in its workshops to teach athletes to contribute positively on three levels: Personal Mastery, Leadership, and Honoring the Game.

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder, talks to Ravizza about real world examples of how athletes "get in the zone" as well as how they deal with adversity while competing. Performing in sport entails a certain level of emotional risk for young people, and he shares strategies for coping with the nerves and feelings, good and bad, associated with competition. Here's where you'll find Ravizza talking about featured topics:

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