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16 01, 2018

Vlog: Become a Sports Emotional Master

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|0 Comments

In my eighth of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I describe to you how you can become an emotional master in your sport. For me, an emotional master is not someone who doesn’t feel emotions, but rather someone who experiences the wide range of emotions that are an unavoidable part of sports [...]

12 01, 2018

In Sports, You Need to Fight from Start to Finish

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to young athletes in their training and competitive efforts. For example, it drives me crazy to see athletes not prepare themselves fully for a practice session (but you can’t do that in a competition!). Or, young athletes standing around and chatting it up before drills [...]

10 01, 2018

Fight from Start to Finish

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to young ski racers in their training and race efforts. For example, it drives me crazy to see them slip a training course, yet barely inspect it because they figure they can learn the course in the first few runs (but you can’t do that [...]

5 01, 2018

Vlog: 7 Key Messages to Send to Your Young Athletes

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Parenting, Sports, Vlog: Prime Sport Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In this week’s vlog segment, I share with you seven important messages related to your children’s sports participation that you want to send them. These messages are so valuable because they will set the tone for how your young athletes approach their sports involvement. If your messages are about results, expectations, and pressure, three bad things [...]

2 01, 2018

Interview: Raising Young Athletes

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I was recently interviewed by John Bennett, "The Travel Ball Dad," on a variety of issues and concerns related to raising young athletes. The interview explores how parents can best support their children in their sports participation, the challenges created by the "youth sport industrial complex," and questions and answers about when young athletes should [...]

30 12, 2017

A Gift for the New Year-50% Off Online Courses

By | December 30th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Happy New Year!! And with 2018 just around the corner, many of us are thinking about the New Year's resolutions we want to establish in which we want to be a better us in some aspect of our lives. If your New Year's resolution is to be the best athlete, coach, or parent you can [...]

23 12, 2017

Don’t Have Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda in Your Ski Racing

By | December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Over the last few decades, I have worked with many ski racers, from juniors to World Cuppers. One thing I have noticed is that the most powerful work I do with racers isn’t your typical mental training where I teach them about positive thinking, mental imagery, routines, and how to stay intense and focused (though [...]

15 12, 2017

Vlog: Break the Chain of Frustration

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports, Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my seventh of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I examine the impact that frustration has on athletes in their training and competitive efforts. Frustration is typically defined an emotional reaction that arises when the path toward a goal is blocked and can’t be readily cleared. Common sources of frustration for athletes [...]

13 12, 2017

What to Say to Your Young Athletes Before and After Games

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The day of a game is a stressful time for athletes and parents alike. Athletes are putting their efforts on the line and must accept that those efforts don’t always pay off in sports. Parents want the best for their children and it pains us beyond pale to see our kids not find the success [...]

12 12, 2017

What to Say to Your Young Racers Before and After Races

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The race season is now upon us and race day is a stressful time for racers and parents alike. Young racers are putting their efforts on the line and must accept that those efforts don’t always pay off in our sport. Parents want the best for their children and it pains us beyond pale to [...]