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...
The Biggest Mental Struggle at Canadian Nationals

The Biggest Mental Struggle at Canadian Nationals

I always leave competitions with lots of inspiration and ideas to help improve my skater’s mental game. This year’s Canadian National Championships was full of those. After spending the entire week in the arena there was one mental mistake that stood out...
5 Mistakes you may be making with Your Skater

5 Mistakes you may be making with Your Skater

1. Focusing on their Mistakes Most skaters are perfectionists so they already focus on their flaws. When you point them out this only emphasizes the obvious and makes them feel worse. It can be very easy to notice the mistakes on a jump or in a program. Model the kind...
Words are Powerful. Choose them Wisely.

Words are Powerful. Choose them Wisely.

The words you choose to communicate with yourself play a significant roll in performance. Too often you are completely unaware of the words, they are stuck in the unconscious on auto-play, controlling your every move without your knowledge. One of the first steps in...