1st Video - Team Training for the Mental Game
with Delores Brick Dunagan, Ph.D and Judith Lodden, M.A.
Teams playing with a positive mental well being enjoy many advantages over teams that are not mentally strong. In Team Training for the Mental Game, Dr. Delores Brick Dunagan and Judith Lodden share the building blocks necessary for helping a coach facilitate the building of a mentally strong team. Dunagan & Lodden share strategies to help foster positive thoughts, spirit, relationships, and feelings among coaches and athletes … the desired result is a team that displays strong team unity, pride, and resiliency - all factors in a team’s ability to experience maximum performance! Dunagan and Lodden intersperse their strategies with video footage from an actual team meeting, giving a clear picture on how to implement and facilitate mental training in a team setting. This video is an excellent recourse for any coach looking to implement and/or strengthen their team’s mental game!
31 minutes. 2003.
2nd Video - Mental Imagery for Performance Enhancement: The Coach’s Guide
with Delores Brick Dunagan, Ph.D. and Judith Lodden, M.A.
Guided imagery can maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of a team’s performance as well as an athlete’s training and potential. In Mental Imagery for Team Sports: The Coaches Guide, you will learn how to lead your team/athlete through a powerful and versatile guided imagery session that simultaneously strengthens your team and individual athletes mentally. Dunagan and Lodden actually lead a team through a three phase guided imagery session that includes instructional demonstrations for: 1) Deep Breathing, 2) Deep Relaxation, and 3) Guided Imagery. Dunagan & Lodden also creatively demonstrate how to link guided imagery to current training and performance needs. In a world where sports performance and success is measured in hundredths of a second, guided imagery will assist you in gaining that edge!
43 minutes. 2003.
3rd Video - Mental Imagery for Performance Enhancement: The Athlete’s Guide
with Delores Brick Dunagan, Ph.D.
Guided imagery is the process of creating a scene in the athlete’s mind of what they want to happen by creating mental images, like pictures or movies, that recreate their best performances, or, they will envision a desired outcome. In this video, Dunagan takes the athlete through a three phase experience that includes: 1) Deep Breathing, 2) Deep Relaxation, and 3) Guided Imagery. This is an exercise of “mind over matter” to achieve a “total focus.” The linking of these three exercises deepens the experience and provides athletes the experience of effectively blocking distractions and intensifying focus. This video serves a dual purpose as a “how to” guide for an athlete as well as a participatory tool for taking the viewer through an imagery session. Mental Imagery for Performance Enhancement: The Athlete’s Guide empowers the athlete by teaching them how and when to most effectively apply these exercises for maximum benefit and improved performance to gain a mental edge!
37 minutes. 2003.
4th Video - Using Your Offense, Not Your Defense:
Strategies for Coaches in Dealing with Parents
with Judith Lodden, M.A.
In this informative video, Judith Lodden provides you with sound proactive strategies for building proactive supportive relationships between coaches, parents, and athletes. Lodden shares an invaluable “best practices” strategic plan that affords offense rather than defense strategies when it comes to dealing with parents with the desired outcome of having parents as teammates rather than opponents! Lodden shares with you a highly detailed step-by-step approach, which includes: strategies for preseason parent-athlete meetings, tips on how to conduct a parent requested meeting with the coach, and other important coaching “do’s” related to fostering positive parent interaction. All strategies are designed to assist the coach in being proactive – to anticipate and ward off parent problems before they happen. Lodden’s strategies include practical solutions with clear descriptions and examples. This video is ideal for the athletic director or coach looking to improve the parent-coach relationship.
20 minutes. 2003.