Dr. Jim Taylor is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of sport and parenting. His professional expertise encompasses sport psychology, child development and parenting, and coaches education. Dr. Taylor has worked with professional, world-class, collegiate, and junior-elite athletes in tennis, skiing, cycling, triathlon, track and field, swimming, football, golf, baseball, car racing, and many other sports. He is the author of 15 books and has been an invited speaker throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. A former alpine ski racer who competed internationally, Dr. Taylor is also a 2nd degree black belt and certified instructor in karate, a marathon runner, and an Ironman triathlete.
The New York Times published an outstanding piece in which Olympians describe in video how they use imagery to prepare for their upcoming events and to rehearse their ideal performances. As many of you know, [...]
Sports Illustrated just published a great read about Mikaela Shiffrin that describes not only a significant shift in mindset she made that helped her overcome her pre-race anxiety, but also what has made her so [...]
In the first article in my four-part series exploring the psychology of tryouts, I discussed why tryouts can be so stressful for young athletes, and the mental areas that suffer the most when they put [...]
I’m fortunate to be working with a handful of athletes from several countries preparing to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this month. It is an honor and a privilege [...]
Dr. Jim Taylor uses his own elite athletic experience and decades of working with some of the world’s best athletes to provide competitors in every sport and at every ability level with insights, practical exercises, and tools they can use to be mentally prepared to perform their best when it matters most.
The challenge of balancing childhood achievement and happiness often puts parents in a position of uncertainty. If children are pushed too hard, they may rebel and achieve neither success nor happiness. If parents dont push enough, their children…
The Triathletes Guide to Mental Training introduces readers to the all-important role that the mind plays in triathlon training and competition. This first-of-its-kind book explores the mental areas that either fosters triathlon success or leads to triathlon failure,…
A practical guide for helping your children navigate the influential and omnipresent world of technology. Today’s children are being raised as “digital natives” in a world dominated by popular culture and technology. TV shows, computers, video games, social networking.