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25 05, 2017

A Must-Read for Every Parent of a Young Female Athlete

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Sports|Tags: |0 Comments

I was just sent this article by former world-class runner, Lauren Fleshman. It is truly a must-read for every parent of a young female athlete and young female athletes themselves. The article explores the physical, psychological, emotional, and performance challenges of girls reaching puberty and becoming women. It is both revealing and poignant (brought tears to my [...]

22 05, 2017

Make Mental Training a Priority in the Off-season

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

This article is a challenge for you to take an essential, yet often neglected, piece of the ski racing success puzzle and make it a priority during the off-season, namely, your mental training. Let me elaborate in three ways. First, I speak to racers, coaches, and parents around the world about the mental aspects of [...]

15 05, 2017

Nice skiracing.com Article about my Online Courses

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

As many of you know, I have developed a four-course curriculum of online courses. Skiracing.com just published a really nice article about my Prime Ski Racing online mental training courses. Thanks to Megan for writing such a well-written piece and to Christine and Gabbi for allowing me to continue to share my knowledge and experience [...]

11 05, 2017

With Off-season Training, You Pay Now or Pay Later

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The off-season is now underway and you are probably hitting the gym and and, hopefully, hitting the slopes soon as well some time in the next few months. Though getting the miles on snow is very important, a key focus during the off-season should be on building your fitness that acts as the foundation for [...]

2 05, 2017

Next Season Starts…NOW!

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The race season is finally over. After a long and demanding winter, you're probably tired of skiing (regardless of whether the season was a triumph or a disappointment). It's time to hang up your skis, pack away your gear, kick back, relax, and forget about ski racing for a few months, right? WRONG!!! Being the [...]

1 05, 2017

Why So Many Kids are Bored, Impatient, and Frustrated

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I came across this great article that should challenge all parents to ask themselves whether they are preparing their children for life in the "real world." The article focuses on the reason why so many kids are so easily bored, impatient, frustrated, and struggling socially these days. She provides some spot-on, though somewhat painful, explanations [...]

28 04, 2017

Taylor Inks Two New Book Deals!

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Book Publishing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I'm really excited to announce that I've signed two new book contracts with Rowman & Littlefield, the publisher who will be publishing my next book, Train Your Mind for Athletic Success (to be published in August, 2017). The first of the two new books is tentatively titled Prime Sport Parenting: Raising Young Athletes to be Victorious [...]

20 04, 2017

Results aren’t the Only Criterion of a Successful Sports 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 Ski Racing 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 [...]