Call For IMGCA Writers
The International Mental Game Coaching Association is calling
for writers who would like to publish articles on the International
Mental Game Coaching Association web site. Articles may be
published in the public Articles section of the IMGCA website
and/or in the IMGCA Members-only section. The IMGCA will consider
articles from all persons, from all disciplines. IMGCA members
and IMGCA certified mental game practitioners have priority
for publication. Please see the guidelines for publication
For more information or further questions on publication guidelines,
or to submit an article, please contact Bill
Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA President.
Call For IMGCA Editors
The IMGCA is calling for editors who would like to assist
in the production of the International Mental Game Coaching
Association web site articles section. Please contact the
IMGCA, care of Bill
Cole, MS, MA, President.
IMGCA Web Site Article Topics
Some of the topics and issues covered in the International
Mental Game Coaching Association articles are:
- Avoiding slumps, staleness and burnout
- Becoming a tougher competitor
- Book, video and audio reviews
- Building self-confidence
- Building the killer instinct
- Championship thinking
- Concentration and focus
- Emotional control
- Ethics in sport
- Exercise psychology
- Goal setting strategies
- How strategy and tactics affect the mental game
- Human movement
- Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis
- Maintaining mental game mastery
- The mental game in coaching
- Mental mastery in competition
- Mental preparation
- Mental success plans
- Mental toughness
- Mental training
- Motor learning
- Personal interviews
- Practicing the mental game
- Psychological warfare
- Removing performance barriers
- Sports in society
- Sports medicine
- Sports philosophy
- Sports psychiatry
- Sports psychology
- Sports sociology
- Stress management
- Teaching the mental game
- Teamwork and team-building
- Turning stress into success
- Youth sports
- The Mental Game of: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball,
Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cricket, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian,
Fencing, Figure Skating, Fitness, Football, Golf, Gymnastics,
Handball, Hockey, Learning and Skill Mastery, Martial Arts,
Meditation, Mind-Body Disciplines, Motivation, Music, Racing,
Roller Sports, Rowing, Running, Sailing, Selling, Shooting,
Skating, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Speaking and Presentations,
Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight Control, Wrestling,
Yoga and Youth Sports.
IMGCA Article Publishing
- Articles may be submitted that have been previously published
or they may be brand new articles.
- Articles will be accepted only via email. No hard copy
articles will be considered. Articles should be in an attached
word document format, and not compressed.
- Authors should submit articles in English, with a brief
abstract of no more than 200 words describing the article,
with full title, sub-title (if any), author name, author
work affiliation, and a word count of the article.
- Authors should include contact information that will
appear at the end of the article so readers may contact
them. This should include the author's name, web site, institution
affiliation and any professional titles and degrees.
- The author holds the article copyright, not the IMGCA.
- Articles can range in word length from very brief to
fairly lengthy. For readability, the IMGCA suggests authors
make their articles in the 500 to four thousand word range.
- The IMGCA welcomes all types of article formats, including,
but not limited to, book critiques and reviews, instructional
articles, technical articles, research, coaching and teaching
articles, editorials, humorous pieces.
- The IMGCA makes no payment for, and provides no consideration
for publication of any articles on its web site. Authors
will receive international exposure and may attract media
attention. In addition, they will be advancing the world
of mental game coaching by sharing their work with a wide
- The IMGCA reserves the right to ask the author to edit
the article to fit the format and policies of the IMGCA
web site. This may involve such issues as word count, title,
content, etc. The author will have final decision and control
over how the article appears on the IMGCA web site. The
IMGCA reserves the right to make final decision as to whether
or not an article will appear on the IMGCA web site.
- Permission is granted by the IMGCA and the article authors
for third parties to reproduce these articles, but permission
is NOT granted for the articles, or any portion thereof,
to be reproduced for sale in any manner. See Article
Usage Guidelines for additional details.
- You agree not to include any affiliate links in the body
of your article. If you are promoting an affiliate program,
please set up your own domain and link to your domain in
your contact information.
- Authors shall not make racist, obscene or otherwise inflammatory
remarks within their articles.
- Authors must respect copyrights.
- The IMGCA reserves the right to remove articles that do
not meet our guidelines at any time.
- The IMGCA has published specific
guidelines regarding submissions.
- Please use the American
Psychological Association, 5th edition, (APA) style
for citations, table and figure legends and layout, and
- Non-sexist language should be utilized.
- Articles should be double-spaced, with numerous paragraph
breaks, for easier reading, and be written in a simple,
black font like Courier, Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman
or the like, in at least 11 point for easier reading.
- We suggest utilizing headers to describe new paragraph
sections, for easier readability.
- Please make appropriate use of lower and upper case. Articles
in all upper case will not be accepted.
- The IMGCA accepts articles in numerous formats and on
multiple topics and issues. See the list
of topics above.