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,...
DO IT!…Despite Your Fear

DO IT!…Despite Your Fear

Most skaters believe that they will feel more confident once they land a certain jump or if they are skating clean programs leading up to a competition…but in reality this is probably not true. Truth is, the most incredibly successful athletes in the world still...
It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

When a parent inquires about mental training for their skater, they often ask,  “how many sessions will my skater require? How long until we start to notice improvements in his/her mindset and therefore, experience the benefits on the ice?” Although this...