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 Development of Aaron Rodgers

In his three and a half seasons as a starter for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers has almost already established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in not only Green Bay Packers history, but in the history of … Continued

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Visualization

Before any game, everyone gets nervous about making that one mistake that lets their whole team down.  If you really think about it, most athletes have much harder time thinking about the good things that are going to happen in … Continued

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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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NBA Players Use Lockout to Pursue Education

With the NBA lockout lasting nearly 150 days, NBA players needed to find something to keep them busy.  Several decided to take their talents overseas, including Deron Williams and Tony Parker, some decided to stay put train here in the … Continued

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