Typical “Week Before Competition” Behaviours

Typical “Week Before Competition” Behaviours

The week before competition is typically a challenge for most skaters. Practice can be running smoothly, up until the last 3-5 days before competition, then there is a noticeable shift. As a mental trainer, I often work my hardest that week to reassure and remind my...
Gracie and Yulia! Start Mental Training before YOU need it

Gracie and Yulia! Start Mental Training before YOU need it

Gracie and Yulia Gracie Gold and Yulia Lipnitskaya have just recently gone public with their mental health struggles. Their relationship with the sport they love had to have played a role in their personal struggle. In many cases, expectations skaters put on...
Getting Raw and Real about Mental Training

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,...