Compete Like a Champion podcast

Compete Like a Champion

Dr. Larry Lauer and Coach Johnny Parkes

The best athletes are always looking to gain an edge on the competition. In Compete Like a Champion, Dr. Larry Lauer and Coach Johnny Parkes from USTA Player Development will explore all aspects of high performance tennis and what it takes to become a successful athlete. Our hosts will provide useful tips for tennis players, coaches, and parents. Visit www.playerdevelopment.usta.com for more resources.

100 Episodes

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    Game Styles With Coach Tom Gullickson

    47:17

    Former US Davis Cup Captain Tom Gullickson joins the CLC team to discuss game styles. "Gully" shares where the game styles written in the PD journal came from, and the nuances of the different game styles. We also discussed match-ups between different game styles and what game style is most challenging for an all-court player. We finish the episode with Gully's thoughts on where the game is headed. Descriptions of the game styles are availabe via download of the USTA Player Development Journal at https://s3.amazonaws.com/ustaassets/assets/689/15/player_development_journal_2020.pdf Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/
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    Breaking Down Tennis Game Styles

    43:00

    Tennis game styles can broken down into four general categories of counter puncher, aggressive baseliner, all court player and serve and volleyer. Coach Johnny and Dr. Larry examine the these styles and personalities and mindsets that best fit these game styles. We also discuss issues with a misalignment between personality and game style. Descriptions of the game styles are availabe via download of the USTA Player Development Journal at https://s3.amazonaws.com/ustaassets/assets/689/15/player_development_journal_2020.pdf
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    The Power of Packaging Mental Skills Into Routines

    41:41

    Ever struggle using mental skills to help your performance? Do you think sometimes that the mental skills could be doing more? In this episode we talk about combining mental skills is more effective than using them in isolation. We discuss coupling, the power of multimodal routines, and how to teach mental skills routines in parts. Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    Fluctuations in Performance - Regression and Progression to the Mean in Tennis

    23:35

    In reality tennis performance fluctuates far more than players, coaches and parents would like to admit. The CLC podcast team talks about the science behind these fluctuations or random errors in performance and how it aid in letting go of mistakes and errors. We go in depth on the concept of regression to the mean (and progression) and how it influences how we think about our performances. We also discuss what it means for the "slump". Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    Person First Pride in Coaching - JY Aubone Interview

    59:55

    Coach JY Aubone joins the CLC podcast to discuss his development from a touring player to junior and pro coaching. JY talks about his philosophy of person first and how that impacts that many decisions that are made as a coach. We dive deep into scheduling and recover, and talk about how the off-court life impacts on the court. Finally, we delve into how the Open and Opelka's run as well as the pride that we as coaches must take in our work. For more Coach Aubone's coaching services go to aubonetennis.com Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    Embrace the Competitive Experience, the Plan Creates Clarity: 2021 US Open Review

    36:40

    The 2021 US Open is over and there is so much to learn from this exciting event. Coach Johnny and Dr. Larry take a look at the singles finals and how Raducanu, Fernandez, Djokovic and Medvedev handled the pressure-packed excitement. For juniors this is an especially important episode as we discuss how embrace pressure environments including changing your view on things. We also unpack just how Medvedev was able to convincingly win the Final with a very clear plan and commitment. Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    The Hunter - US Open Week 1 Review and Week 2 Preview

    33:51

    Coach Marc Lucero is on the podcast again to discuss the US Open and the "the hunter vs. the hunted" mentality. The Open has been exciting on many fronts. We discuss the emergence of young players going into the 2nd week of a Slam for the first time and talk about why they have been able have these breakthroughs. In addition, we preview some of the match-ups going into the final week of the Open and how players will manage the "big moments". Check out Coach Marc Lucero's podcast "Check the Mark"and follow him @marclucero Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    US Open Qualies Review and a Look Ahead to the Main Draw

    31:51

    Coach Marc Lucero joins the CLC team to discuss the US Open Qualies week and previews the Main Draw. If you want to know what it is like to be at qualies listen to this podcast because we describe the stressful environment as young players and tour veterans alike try to make the main draw of the Open. Combined with the intense heat and the big payout for making the Main Draw and you had an environment full of tension. Marc also previews some of the best match-ups of the first round, how to prepare mentally for it, the role of the coach in this preparation, and what players are thinking with the number of big names withdrawing from the tournament. Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    Interview with David Hall - Wheelchair Tennis Champion

    1:11:48

    In preparation for the Paralympic Tennis Event in Tokyo, guest co-host Jason Harnett and Dr. Larry talk to Wheelchair Tennis great David Hall. David talked about the drive and professionalism it took to dominate the sport. He discusses how he dealt with the trauma he experienced and how he overcame it, as well as a difficult transition out of wheelchair tennis. Unbelievable lessons here about finding your why, what it takes to be successful, and living life fully. Transcript. Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?
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    Mental Health of Athletes Takes Center Stage at the Olympics With Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach

    44:51

    Dr. Dieffenbach joined the CLC podcast to talk about the mental health discussion surrounding the Olympics. We explored why it is such a polarizing subject, and how we can move forward with the discussion. We make recommendations for those in player and talent development in terms of creating an optimal environment that supports the well-being of the athletes. Transcript. Follow Dr. Larry and Coach Johnny on Twitter: @LarryLauer / @johnnyparkes1 Instagram: @johnny_parkes USTA PD Website: http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/podcasts/?

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