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20 04, 2017

Results aren’t the Only Criterion of a Successful Season

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The end of a competitive season is, for every athlete, a time of reckoning in which you look back and evaluate what kind of season you had: one to be proud of or one to reflect back on with disappointment and perhaps regret. Not surprisingly, one of the primary criteria that athletes use to judge [...]

12 04, 2017

Points aren’t the Only Criterion of a Successful Season

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

With the season now over (well, almost in some parts of the world), it is, for every racer, a time of reckoning in which you look back and evaluate what kind of season you had: one to be proud of or one to reflect back on with disappointment and perhaps regret. One of the primary [...]

6 04, 2017

FREE Prime Ski Racing iPhone App

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Just a reminder that the FREE Prime Ski Racing iPhone app is available for download from the App Store. The app provides you with the useful information and practical tools you need to be mentally prepared to ski your fastest and achieve your ski racing goals. All of this in your iPhone. 1. Allows you [...]

27 03, 2017

What Do Pink Elephants and Blue Hippos Have to Do with Sports Success?

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I’m going to make a request of you: Don’t think about a pink elephant. What did you do? Well, you thought about a pink elephant, of course. Now I’m going to make a demand: DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT, DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT, DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT!! [...]

24 03, 2017

Finish Your Sports Season Mentally Strong

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For athletes in many winter sports, the competitive season is almost over. After many days of practice and competing, the end is in sight. At this late point in the season, you will have fallen into one of three camps as far as how your season has gone. First, you may be having a break-out [...]

21 03, 2017

Finish Your Race Season Strong

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |1 Comment

It’s hard to believe, but there is only about a month of the race season left. After many days of training and racing this winter, the end is in sight. Note: Beginning with this article and through the early part of the summer, I will be posting a series of encore publications of “evergreen” articles [...]

15 03, 2017

Are Smartphones Replacing Drugs?

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Popular Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Here is a fascinating article offering a provocative new theory that the decline in drug use in the past decade is due to the rise in smartphone use. Epidemiological data has demonstrated that young people are using alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs significantly less than 10 years ago. This relationship between drug and smartphone use has [...]

9 03, 2017

How Athletes Can Perform Their Best When it REALLY Counts

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

For many sports, it’s that time of the competitive season when results REALLY start to matter. For many athletes and teams, from high school to pros, the REALLY important competitions of the year—States, Regionals Nationals, Worlds—are coming up and it’s REALLY important that they perform their best. Yet, this is also the time of year [...]

9 03, 2017

What Do Pink Elephants and Blue Hippos Have to Do with Ski Racing?

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’m going to make a request of you: Don’t think about a pink elephant. What did you do? Well, you thought about a pink elephant, of course. Now I’m going to make a demand: DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT, DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT, DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT!! [...]

7 03, 2017

Prime Sport Parenting Online Course is Live!

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I'm excited to announce the launch of my latest online course, Prime Sport Parenting 505: Raise Successful and Happy Athletes, a 4-class course that is offered on-demand and self-paced to fit into the busy lives of sport parents. Prime Sport Parenting 505 provides parents of athletes in any sport with deep insights, useful information, and practical tools [...]

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