Archive | October, 2007

Sports Psychology: Loss Of Too Many Baseball Legends Will Hurt The Yankees

     Joe Torre, father figure to many players, outstanding gentleman and a baseball    coaching legend is now gone and on his way to the west coast and to the    Los Angeles Dodgers.        Don Mattingly, a very popular Yankee, a fine player and a class act is now gone and   it […]

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Sports Psychology, Baseball, The New York Yankees And The Impact Of The Loss Of Legends

Joe Torre, father figure to many players, outstanding gentleman and a baseballcoaching legend is now gone and on his way to the west coast and to theLos Angeles Dodgers.   Don Mattingly, a very popular Yankee, a fine player and a class act is now gone andit appears, that he, too, may end up in […]

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Who Really Suffers From Test Anxiety?

Several years ago, I developed a program to help people who performpoorly on exams due to test anxiety. Many bright people lose valuable points,because they get nervous during these important tests.When I originally designed this program, I thought most of the users wouldbe young students who were preparing for the SAT exams.As it turned out, […]

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Sports Psychology: Anger Management For Young Athletes

I frequently get calls from parents who are concerned because their kids aregetting frustrated and losing their tempers on the basketball court, the tennis court,the baseball field, the football field, the golf course, the soccer field or the hockey rink. Outward displays of severe anger or frustration are damaging to the children whoare engaging in […]

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Sports Psychology For Gymnasts: “Dr. Granat: I Recognize Your Voice.”

Several years ago, a gymnast called me on the phone with a few questions about improving her performance in competition.   When we began to talk, she told me that my voice was familiar to her.  Apparently, they play my Stay In The Zone CD program when they work out in her gym. The gymnasts find […]

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Sports Psychology And Basketball: : Sports Helps A Shy Young Man Grow Into A Confident Adult

The sports headlines frequently contain stories about athletes who have gone downthe wrong path. Over the years, I have counseled many athletes who have gotten intotrouble involving violence, drugs and alcohol abuse. Luckily, I was able to help someof these people to get onto the right path.   I have also worked with some wonderful […]

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Sports Psychology: The Best Shoes For Sports, Running, Tennis, Jogging and Walking

There is not a better company than New Balance.  There shoes are durable, comfortable and good looking. Here is their site: http://www.newbalance.com/home.php  For more information on our new performance enhancing products and our catalog, go to: http://www.stayinthezone.com/1/

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Sports Psychology: My Favorite Source For Vitamins and Supplements

   I believe in a number of vitamins and supplements and many of the top athletes I coach believe in them too. I am not a physician, so I am not comfortableabout recommending specific items.  However, I believe that Puritan’s Pride is a super company.  The quality of the products the sell is outstanding as […]

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Five Reasons Why Joe Torre Should Remain New York

Coaches sometimes call me to get advice on ways to motivate their players and teams.  In my view, Joe Torre is an outstanding coach and person.  This article contains some of my thoughts on the current question as whether he should remain as the manager of The New York Yankees. Six Reasons Why Joe Torre […]

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Sports Psychology For Baseball Players: How To Hit In The Zone

A number of the baseball players I am working with have asked me to do a one day seminar on hitting in the zone. I have a number of stategies I have used to help hitters perform better.  If you are interested in attending this kind of seminar,drop me an e-mail at info@stayinthezone.com.  Or call […]

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Roger Federer: What Makes Him So Special

An Australian reporter contacted me with some interesting questions about Roger Federer.  I did my best to give him some insight into Federer’s extraordinary talent and ability.  The reporter seemed to be interested in his mental toughness.  I also referred the writer to a newspaper column that I wrote about Federer a few weeks ago. […]

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GMAT Test Preparation

Over the years,  many of the people  who have come  to see have been anxious about the GMAT.  This exam apparently frightens many people  who want to get into top business schools. I teach these students how to stay calm, confident and focused during practice test and then during the real exams. Many of my patients […]

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Is Your Young Elite Athlete Working With Wrong Coach?

Several weeks ago, I got a call from a tennis player who is ranked in thetop 150 in the world. This young man has been struggling badly onthe tennis court for almost two years.   He is losing to players he should beat and he is finding it difficult to close outmatches. He and his […]

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