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Getting Raw and Real about Mental Training

I recently asked the young skaters in my Performance Pods group how they felt about sharing their experience with mental training. Were they comfortable telling other skaters and coaches that they use mental training or not? To my surprise they all answered, “yes” they would be comfortable sharing if it came up […]

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Competition

As competition season is ramping up do you feel COMPETITION READY? Being competition ready is about feeling prepared, trusting your training, and having a PLAN OF ACTION. Here are 7 question to ask yourself the week leading up to competition. 7 Questions 1. What does your on-ice warm-up look like?  2. […]

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DO IT!…Despite Your Fear

Most skaters believe that they will feel more confident once they land a certain jump or if they are skating clean programs leading up to a competition…but in reality this is probably not true. Truth is, the most incredibly successful athletes in the world still struggle with confidence and to DO […]

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It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

When a parent inquires about mental training for their skater, they often ask,  “how many sessions will my skater require? How long until we start to notice improvements in his/her mindset and therefore, experience the benefits on the ice?” Although this depends greatly on how quickly the skater “buys in” and how strongly he/she […]

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