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NCAVA: Building Positive Athlete Role Models and Reducing Violence

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
By the time college athletes arrive to campus, many have already been personally exposed to incidents of violence. Whether against women - through a teammate, friend or family member, most victims were never taught to understand, process or prevent situations from happening. The full impact of vi ...

Spygate Scandal: The Story that the NFL Doesn’t Want to Tell

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
The NFL has long been the number one spectator sport in the United States. Huge stadiums are always filled with adoring and passionate fans. A marketing machine that is second to none keeps on going despite the number of skeletons found in their closets. Bill Belichick appears to have led the New ...

Sports Sense: Benefits of Breakthrough Thinking in Athletics

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Hall of Fame baseball player and legendary wordsmith Yogi Berra famously said, “90% of this game is 50% mental.” While this math doesn’t add up, it points to a vital aspect of sports and athletic competition. Although the games we play and watch are visibly physical, the key to success in spo ...

Tai Chi: An Ancient Art in a Modern World with Sifu Romain

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Stress and anxiety accompanied by the pressures of daily life can have a significant impact to our overall well-being. From children to seniors, weekend warriors to elite athletes, all are affected in some way or another by varied levels of stress and anxiety. Not dealing with life’s issues can t ...

An Interview with Ken Berry – MLB All Star and Celebrity Baseball Coach

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Major League Baseball is supposed to be in the in the midst of a “golden era” that has set the league up for a long and prosperous future according to commissioner Bud Selig. He made this statement prior to the All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field. “The last nine years have been the greate ...

The World Cup Show Beyond the Cheers with Kerrie Hopkins

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
The World Cup is more than just a sporting event. Even those of us with limited knowledge of the game can get into the spirit of the finals. What’s not to love about the drama, the action and the spectacle of watching players from around the world compete and interact?There have been 19 World Cup ...

The Culture of Injuries Plaguing Sports

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Professional athletes have been known to play with collapsed lungs, broken legs, concussions and countless numbers of other injuries. Some have fought with team doctors following an incident to get back into the game without delay. Players have even been known to deceive coaches and trainers on the ...

How Safe Are Kids’ Sports? Dr. Michael Bergeron LIVE Wed. June 25th 7PM at BEYONDtheCheers!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Youth sports is really big business. It is estimated that up to 35 million kids between the ages of 5-18 are playing organized sports today and the trend continues towards kids beginning at even earlier ages. 67 percent of boys and 47 percent of girls are already playing on organized sport teams by ...

On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Physical skill alone is not enough to deal with the demands of your sport. Knowing how to perform under pressure, tame the butterflies and overcome setbacks are all essential if you want to be on top of your game. You've trained your body and now it's time to train your mind. There are both physic ...

Unsinkable: Silken Laumann’s Story

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Encountering obstacles throughout life can make it difficult, in many ways, to forge ahead. At times, it can seem like we are running a race. We encounter hurdles that may come as a shock or a surprise, but regardless, it is necessary to accept the difficulties we will all face. Understanding and ac ...
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