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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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OLYMPIC CONSCIOUSNESS

By Scott Ford

Every four years, sports competition stops being ordinary and starts being the Olympics. Think about it: for three years in a row, we have sports played at different levels of competition, in different countries worldwide, by large populations of people just like you and me, and...

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UNCOUPLING ATHLETICISM & OPPORTUNITY FROM GENDER

By Jamie Leno Zimron / LPGA Pro, 6th Dan Aikido
Somatic Psychologist, Corporate Speaker, Peak Performance Trainer

Like music and art, sport is an integral part of our humanity. Every person deserves to happily inhabit their body, and to have equal access to athletic opportunities. Fitness,...

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MIXING UP 'MANLY' WITH 'ATHLETIC'

By Jamie Leno Zimron / LPGA Pro, 6th Dan Aikido
Somatic Psychologist, Corporate Speaker, Peak Performance Trainer

Did you know that female athletes in ancient Greece were not allowed to compete in the all-male Olympiad Games – despite the fact that women ran, swam, wrestled, played ball,...

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