Consistency is an Inside job

Consistency is an Inside job

Consistency is as much an inside job as it is an outside job. Extreme fluctuations from one program to the next is a problem for many skaters this season. This is apparent when an athlete does very well in one program and then very poorly in the next. You have to...
Competition Readiness

Competition Readiness

To the perfectionist athlete, the feeling of being “competition ready” is often elusive. The mind tells them, “one more practice, one more run through, one more clean landing”, there is always an opportunity to be more prepared. They often compare their performance in...
Define a Mentally strong Performance

Define a Mentally strong Performance

What I consider to be a mentally strong performance may surprise you. It is not a clean skate every time! In fact, there may be several mistakes. It is how you respond once a mistake is made that is how you define a mentally strong performance.   An Olympic...
Planning for an Epic change of Plans

Planning for an Epic change of Plans

It was difficult to watch Roman Sadovsky struggle in the team event. Kurt Browning said, “his mind was going way faster than the music or the skate”. Being asked to fill the shoes of the veteran Keegan Messing, last minute, was an experience I am sure he would not...
Naomi Osaka: Supporting Athletes Through Mental Training

Naomi Osaka: Supporting Athletes Through Mental Training

The headline states: “Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, withdraws from the French Open for mental health reasons.” The story is, she requested to not speak to the press during the event due to her anxiety and discomfort with public speaking. Instead of respecting...