Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

Many great athletes have been interviewed on the show who’ve done amazing things, including some of the best competitors in the world, and when asked what it takes to perform at that level they often mention psychology as being as important as conditioning or technique. Sports psychology can mean a lot of things, and we’re going to pick off a few of them on the next show. For youth, it’s the psychology of developing positive feelings about being active. For all of us, there’s the challenge of getting out the door, and of sticking with something that can be hard and maybe not all that much fun until you get to the good part. In the first half, we’ll talk with an Iron Man athlete who has coached some of the best athletes in the world, as well as folks who just work out to lose weight. She has tips on how to improve your performance by thinking the right thoughts. In the second half, our topic is coaching and guiding young people in sports. They need positive thinking, too, but they also need balance and help finding the right goals.


HOST: Charles Wohlforth



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BROADCAST: Thursday, November 17, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 24, 2016. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs.

After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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