Connecting Mind and Body in Training

Connecting Mind and Body in Training

Has your coach ever told you, “get in the zone”, or “stay in the moment”!? They mean that in order to perform your best you must stay present. From a mental training perspective this means performing from your conscious awareness. The best way...
Stop Popping Jumps

Stop Popping Jumps

Popping jumps is a HABIT that drives skaters, parents and coaches mad! Whether you are on the ice, at the boards, or in the stands, the frustration can be felt throughout the arena. This habit is holding you back from achieving the high level jumps you are capable of...
A New Year but An Unfamiliar You

A New Year but An Unfamiliar You

Happy New Year! It is that time again. Everyone is in a mad frenzy setting goals, creating New Year’s resolutions, and attempting to eliminate old bad habits. I have been there, I have done that and, in the past, I have encouraged my athletes to do the same. This year...
You don’t need to Control your Competition Nerves!?

You don’t need to Control your Competition Nerves!?

What if you didn’t need to control your competition nerves? This is the question I am left asking after completing the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement training course this past weekend. For years, I have been teaching athletes strategies to help them control...
Measuring Motivation:  Staying Motivated during a Pandemic

Measuring Motivation: Staying Motivated during a Pandemic

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, you may be struggling with the uncertainty and change. For many of the athletes I work with, the pandemic has taken away the external motivators that pushed them in practice. They were forced to leave their normal competitive...