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A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE: 2021 IN REVIEW

By Barry Robbins

2021 marked the confluence of powerful events which, when viewed in a certain light, offer an understanding of how they are interrelated. These insights provide a healthy direction for change and transformation, particularly through the prism of sports.

Humanity is starting to...

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SPORTS AND FLOW

By Scott Ford

If there is one thing that unites us as athletes, it’s our ability to create a state of being called “flow.” Flow-states are ubiquitous in the world. In sports, flow-state performances are also known as playing in the zone, and if you have ever been in the zone in...

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THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT IS STILL IGNORED...WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD!?

By Greg Warburton

This is about what the Evolutionary Sports Collective is already doing that we urge the entire sports world to start doing yesterday. Let’s focus on providing the missing pieces for the half-century old mental-training puzzle.

With a sense of urgency, I point out that our...

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ZERO – SUM COMPETITION

By Scott Ford

Zero-sum competition is a huge subject because of its prevalence in sports, where winning is valued and losing sucks. Let’s face it. Nobody likes to lose. Players don’t like to lose. Coaches don’t like losing. Winning is the currency of our current culture of...

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SKI RACER SHIFFRIN EYES 5-EVENT OLYMPICS

By Greg Warburton 

Recent AP article (10/15/21) about upcoming winter Olympics and skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin by Howard Fendrich (Associated Press)

As a lifelong athlete, I, like many others, am intrigued and captivated by athletes who continue to expand the is-this-evenly-humanly-possible...

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THE JOY OF SOX

One of the many tributaries that feeds the EVO Sports “river” began as a stream in Eastern Massachusetts almost twenty years ago. EVO co-founder Rick Leskowitz grew up in the area and was therefore a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. His professional work with chronic...

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THE DARK SIDE OF COMPETITION - PART 2

By Scott Ford

We all compete. Competition is ever-present. We are born into a dualistic world where we learn to play dualistic games so we can participate in dualistic competitions where winning spirals us upward into fields of reward, while losing spirals us downward into fields of despair.

We...

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THE DARK SIDE OF COMPETITION - PART 1

By Scott Ford

EVO Sports co-founder David Meggyesy reminds us that the word “competition” is derived from the Latin word “competere,” which means “to strive together.” Competere does not mean “vincere adversario,” which is Latin for “defeat...

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OLYMPIC THOUGHTS - Part 1

By Scott Ford

The world is coming down from the Olympics. It’s like coming down from an experience of playing in the Zone, where we look back, and think, “Wow! What just happened, and how can we make it happen again?” 

I feel the same way after the Tokyo Olympics, where I...

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OLYMPIC THOUGHTS - Part 2

By Scott Ford

The Olympic Creed states: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

What does it say about...

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INNER GAME - OUTER GAME

By David Meggyesy

Tim Gallwey, Master tennis coach, first coined the term “inner game” in 1974. His book The Inner Game of Tennis broke open the constricted, limited view and awareness of coaches and athletes. Athletes and coaches have always known there is an ‘inner game’...

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FROM RACING TO MOTHERHOOD

By Pam Morales Worsham

Motherhood has not stopped Kaitlin Donner from chasing lofty career highs. In fact, since having her son Christopher in 2019, the multi-sport elite athlete and physical therapist has only gained speed. Gleaning over her career milestones, it’s clear that she’s...

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