The right way to Set goals

The right way to Set goals

It can be difficult, and even a bit overwhelming, to set goals for your season. Writing goals down or telling someone about them makes them real. This feels like it holds you accountable to do what you say you will do. What if you don’t achieve what you set out to...
Building Resiliency and Preparing for the Unexpected

Building Resiliency and Preparing for the Unexpected

Last week I had the opportunity to attend my first Canada Games. This event is like a mini-Olympics for Canadian athletes. In figure skating, the top two Pre-Novice skaters in each discipline and from each province get selected to attend. The event happens only every...
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...
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...
Keeping your Competitive Edge without Competition

Keeping your Competitive Edge without Competition

How long has it been since you competed? I know for most it has been at least 6-8 months. I am sure this is the longest you have ever gone without feeling the nerves and pressure of competing. Like anything you haven’t tried in awhile, it may seem scary to think about...