Huffington Post: NFL Draft Preparation: Put Your Money Where Your Mindset Is

 

March 3rd 2013.

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Nick Winkelman, the Director of Training Systems and Education at Athletes’ Performance’s Phoenix facility, has a mission to make his NFL hopefuls prepared for “the immensity of the moment.” He and his colleagues employ training techniques based on Self Determination Theory. Developed by Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan at the University of Rochester, SDT is a theory of motivation that emphasizes social connectedness with peers, a confidence in one’s own autonomous capability and a system of self-advocacy based on reinforcing a sense of individual efficacy…..

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-bruno/mental-preparedness-nfl_b_2799645.html

By Barbara Bruno

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