You don’t need to Control your Competition Nerves!?

You don’t need to Control your Competition Nerves!?

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 this past weekend. For years, I have been teaching athletes strategies to help them control...
Knowing your Confident Athlete Avatar

Knowing your Confident Athlete Avatar

Your CAA Do you know your Confident Athlete Avatar? CAA is an acronym I have coined that is short for Confident Athlete Avatar. I have been using this tool with my athletes a lot lately, especially since returning to training after the Christmas holidays. As a team,...
Creating the Practice you Love

Creating the Practice you Love

Lately I have been approached by more and more skaters who struggle with practice consistency and nerves. This is where your practices fluctuate from day to day or even practice to practice, creating unpredictability that can cause a lot of frustration especially...
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...