10 Reasons Mental Training at the Club Level is a MUST!

10 Reasons Mental Training at the Club Level is a MUST!

I recognize the importance of pursuing the mission to make mental training part of every athletes off-ice routine. You wouldn’t wait until your athlete had an injury before you started introducing stretch and fitness classes. So, why wait until there is a mental...
What is a Strong Mindset worth to you?

What is a Strong Mindset worth to you?

Skating parents, imagine your skater circling around for 15 minutes of a 1 hour session not attempting a jump. Just skating around, setting up for a jump but completely bailing before the take off or popping it altogether, over and over again. That is 1/4 of every...
Change your Negative thoughts to Positive

Change your Negative thoughts to Positive

Your thoughts create your feelings and your feelings create your behaviour. For this reason, the way you practice and perform is directly connected to the thoughts you are telling yourself. If you want to change your behaviour, you need to bring awareness to your...
ISU Rule Changes: Working through what you Can’t Control

ISU Rule Changes: Working through what you Can’t Control

With the recent change in rules for scoring spins, I have heard many of my skaters complain.  “I will never be able to get a level 4 spin now”, “the rules make it impossible”, “this is not fair!” These are just a few of the complaints I have heard. I understand...
Train now for success next season

Train now for success next season

Skaters who have had the greatest success are those who invest in their training early in the season. The off-season is an important time to focus on rest and recovery, pushing the boundaries of your creative comfort zone with new programs, and periodization planning....