Dr. Russo - In the News
Marathon's 26.2 mile run tests body, mind...
Stephen A. Russo, Director, Sport Psychology...
The debate about the difficulty of the marathon, much as the running, swimming and cycling components of the associated triathlon, doesn't center just on the physical aspects.
"Motivation, confidence and mental toughness are necessary," says Stephen Russo, director of sports psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, co-sponsor of the Pittsburgh Marathon.
Once a week, Russo
met with Uribe in group-training sessions to discuss positive attitude, focus and self-motivation
Improving Your Mental Game with Stephen Russo
But even a pro can improve! Wood teamed up with Sport Psychologist, Stephen Russo
to learn how to combine his
physical talent and technique with a SRONGER MENTAL GAME.
TRIBUNE REVIEW - Demanding Respect: Pittsburgh Steelers
still taking `us vs. them' mentality ... PSYCHOLOGY 101: Dr. Russo
Athletes have played mind games with themselves for years.
Quantifying the benefits of convincing themselves the media and opposing teams are out to steal their publicity is another matter.
"At high levels of performance you need both (ability and motivation)," said Dr. Stephen Russo, director of the sports psychology program at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine.
"I wish I could break it down.
"To play with purpose, to have goals for yourself, motivation is a key part of all of that," Russo
The Sporting Life: Mind Games
In Athletics, A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste featuring Dr. Stephen Russo
It was that noted that sports philosopher Yogi Berra who probably said it best.
But since he
was Yogi, he
may have also said it worst.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW: Caitlyn nervous, excited at seventh grade promotion ceremony
"That's the great debate," says Stephen Russo, director of Sports Psychology at UPMC Sports Medicine, based on Pittsburgh's South Side.
"How much is fun important and how much is winning important?" Russo
says despite the stress that competitive athletics can bring out in some, research indicates the vast majority of children who participate in organized competitive athletics enjoy it.
"I'm sure that if you talked to 100 parents, there'd be some that had some concerns," Russo
UPMC Prepares 8 Elite Prospects for Pro Football Combine...Sports psychology consultant Stephen Russo spends at least an hour a week with each player in the program.
"A lot of them are already using some of the sports psychology techniques that I talk about," Russo
The Psychology of Running a Marathon -Stephen A. Russo, PhD, Director, Sport Psychology
Whether you're thinking about running the Pittsburgh Marathon
for the first time or you've run several marathons, you can appreciate the physical discipline and dedication required to run 26.2 miles.
Running a marathon presents unique challenges.
But without proper training, it can lead to serious injury or frustration.
Golf School Trains Teens in Swings, Life
A year ago, Gary Gilchrist, a former professional who taught rising stars Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, became the IJGA's golf director.Sports psychologist Stephen Russo helps the teens on mental issues such as blocking out distractions and making smart choices.
"As the body starts to age, the demands on the mind become greater, and you have to be smarter, including smarter in the way you take care of yourself and try to recover from injury," said Stephen Russo, director of the sports psychology program of the UPMC sports medicine center.
Authors: A KONTOS; M COLLINS; STEPHEN RUSSO
Source: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
, September 2004, vol.
16, no. 3, pp.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
IJGA Summer Programs
The International Junior Golf Academy
, located in Hilton Head, SC, has designed their programs to help junior golfers become as proficient as they can be. Their PGA Class A coaches will work with players to develop sound swing fundamentals, an effective short game, and the ability to manage their game on the golf course.
All of their instruction has one goal - the achievement of lower scores. Students will learn to score with their short game, to manage the course through distance control, and to shorten par fives by increasing their power.Sport psychology and fitness training are an integral part of the golf program. All students work with Dr. Steve Russo, a leading sport psychologist, on a regular basis in their golf group..
Athletic Training Network
Health and Fitness Zone with Dr. Stephen A. Russo, PhD, Sport Psychology
Segment 1 - Beyond the "Skin" Surface
Dr. Stephen Russo
will help to provide some perspective on body image and self-esteem.