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SOUTH SIOUX CITY – Anne Shadle was back at South Sioux City High School. This time she brought Olympic lessons with her.

Dr. Shadle, a sports psychologist who works with clients ranging from the San Diego State women’s basketball team to many stars from USA Track and Field and USA Baseball, was a multi-sport standout for the Cardinals that saw her win three state track titles during her career. She went on to win a pair of college national titles and competed at the international level.

Friday she was back in the Mini-Dome along with Olympic track coach Jeremy Fischer talking to a group of South Sioux City students about the mental and physical preparation that is needed to have success in sports and beyond.

Shadle talked about the question that drove her doctoral thesis of how are successful people successful? The self-determination theory was broken into parts of autonomy, a sense of belonging, competence and motivation.

Success in competition is much more than just physical and having the correct mental approach can be just as key.

Fischer, who high jumped 7-foot-4 as a high school senior, then put the athletes through a modified Olympic warm up. Demonstrating how different exercises give coaches clues about techniques and skills are and are not working for each athlete.

The SSC students were broken up into lines with each given the chance to go through the exercises and learn from a coach who had five athletes win medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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