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A SENSE OF WHOLENESS

By Scott Ford

Playing your sport in the zone is playing your sport in a higher conscious state, and playing in this higher conscious state can turn sport into a transformative practice. It means playing the game in a state of flow, and a flow state is first and foremost a higher state of...

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ON BEING AN ATHLETIC GIRL & SPORTSWOMAN

By Jamie Leno Zimron
Sensei / LPGA Pro, Aikido 6th Dan, Somatic Psychologist & Trainer

As part of Women's History Month March 2021, Evo Sports held a Zoom meeting with women athletes that left all the men hushed, some in tears. One woman at a time, we simply told stories of our lifelong love...

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THIS IS NOT OKAY: A STORY OF WOMENS ATHLETIC'S

By Amy Smith, M.Ed, CHC

As March is upon us, we pause to name and celebrate the overlooked contributions of women in history. We tell our stories so that we can also ensure that girls have the opportunities to create their own history. I tell my stories so that girls and women in sports...

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A BURST OF NON-DUAL UNITY

By Scott Ford

Today is another day in my book of days, starting with my daily journal. For me, journaling is like diving into a freshwater stream of consciousness and going for a swim. Sometimes the swims are on the surface; other swims dive deeper. It’s up to me: do I snorkel on the...

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SPIRIT AND SPORT

By Scott Ford

What I find fascinating about the transformational process is that transformation requires a letting go of the old in order for the new to emerge. For subject to become object one must "let go" of the subject, and that letting go process is inherent to integral consciousness and...

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ORDINARY AND NON-ORDINARY TRAINING PRACTICES

By Scott Ford

The paradigm shift we are seeing in high-performance coaching is a shift of inclusion and expansion. It includes non-ordinary training practices that transcend and include the ordinary training practices we all grew up with. With the inclusion of non-ordinary training practices to...

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FURTHERING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

By David Meggyesy & Greg Warburton of Evolutionary Sports Collective and Jonathan D. Greenberg, Director of the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice

 We at Evolutionary Sports Collective are building into our efforts a constant and ongoing focus on sports and athletes as...

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ON SOCIAL JUSTICE: SOLVING FOR “X”

by Scott Ford

Let’s start with working definitions for two categories of performance experience and their equally different states of performance consciousness.

The first performance category is constructed with our Normal Order Performance Experiences, our NOPEs, which we create when...

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THE LAST DANCE – I SURE HOPE SO!

By Jason Dorland

Like many sporting enthusiasts I was captivated by the Netflix documentary, The Last Dance. Wow—impressive on so many levels—the behind the scenes story, the unprecedented access to the team and resulting candid interviews, the dramatic game footage, and, of course,...

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ON TRANSITION

By Scott Ford

As coaches, we’ve all been on lock-down during the Covid-19 pandemic, and now, as we transition back into coaching, we are also transitioning forward into new coaching territory. If all goes well, soon we will be going back to our pre-virus jobs after months of in-virus...

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TRANSITION: RE-ENTRY THE NEW WORLD THROUGH THE LENS OF YOUR BODY

 By Barry Robbins

Our lives have been transformed as never before, as we attempt to navigate uncharted waters during this time of corona virus.

The pandemic has become a new form of unrehearsed practice. The shelter-in rules have created a quasi-monastic life for the world’s...

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NOW ON CONTACT

By Scott Ford

Q: How to cultivate resilience during times of crisis?

To cultivate resilience during times of crisis, we first need to know what we mean by “resilience,” and then we have to define the crisis during which we are cultivating resilience.

Resilience is about returning to...

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