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...
Mindfulness for Competition Performance

Mindfulness for Competition Performance

What if you didn’t need to control your competition nerves? This is the question I am left asking after completing the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement training course. For years, I have been teaching athletes strategies to help them control their competition...
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...