A Letter From the Editor

Welcome to the first edition of the Go Mental eJournal. As I’ve traversed the country speaking to coaches about their ongoing challenge of player development, it’s become clear that there is no accessible publication currently available that provides coaches with ongoing guidance on the psychological frontier. EXACT has built out a strong network of experts in the field, and it’s time to connect them with our vast network of coaches at all levels.

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The Wonderlic: Utility & Flaws in Athlete Assessment

Success in the NFL and other sports consists of four core factors: physical prowess (e.g. Julius Peppers‘ power, Calvin Johnson’s quickness), technique (Drew Brees’ throwing precision), attitudinal disposition (Ray Lewis’ competitive intensity), and cognitive functioning (e.g. Aaron Rodgers‘ offensive vision and Ed Reed‘s defensive vision). At … Continued

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The Wonderlic: Utility & Flaws in Athlete Assessment

Success in the NFL and other sports consists of four core factors: physical prowess (e.g. Julius Peppers‘ power, Calvin Johnson’s quickness), technique (Drew Brees’ throwing precision), attitudinal disposition (Ray Lewis’ competitive intensity), and cognitive functioning (e.g. Aaron Rodgers‘ offensive vision and Ed Reed‘s defensive vision). At … Continued

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The Tim Tebow Craze…How Does He Do It?

The recent Tim Tebow craze has been nothing short of remarkable.  The second year quarterback out of the University of Florida has led his Denver Broncos team to seven wins in his eight games as a starter this year.  He … Continued

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How Injuries Affect Athletes and Helpful Coping Strategies

Whatever the sport is that you love, you know that one of the worst things that could possibly happen to you is to sustain a serious injury during the season.  After all the practices and games, that sport becomes your … Continued

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Music and it’s Affect on Athletic Performance

An athlete’s mental psyche is one of the most vital parts of his or her athletic performance. As any athlete knows, and has probably experienced, there are two sides of the mental spectrum that affect an athlete’s game: confidence and … Continued

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Tips for Success in College: Transitioning from One Level to the Next

This article supplies tips to help student athletes reach success in college. It demonstrates activities that will help them prevail in study and on the field.

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