The Benefits of the Off-Season

The Benefits of the Off-Season

Hard work, determination, focus, drive….these are all qualities that define an elite athlete. However, there is another equally, if not more important quality, that often gets overlooked. That quality is: LOVE FOR THE SPORT!Love for the sport was what...
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....
How to “Shut Up” your Inner Critic!

How to “Shut Up” your Inner Critic!

The “inner critic” or “negative voice” is a serious controller of behaviour, whether you are aware of it or not. It is continuously placing judgement about who you are, what you do, where you are going and why. So how do you...
What’s in a Name? Performance Training versus Mental Training

What’s in a Name? Performance Training versus Mental Training

You wouldn’t wait until you had an injury before investing in dry land training, so why wait until there is a performance problem to start training your brain? Unfortunately not everyone recognizes the importance of training the mind like they do the body. Performance...
10 Reasons Mental Training at the Club Level is a MUST!

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

Since the Canadian National Championships I recognize the importance of pursuing the mission to make mental training part of every athletes off-ice routine. The need to take a preventative, proactive approach to mental training, making it accessible to all skaters...