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27 02, 2017

What Young Athletes Really Need

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

Photo credit: CCO Creative Commons I come to this article from two directions. First, as a sport psychologist who has worked athletes and their parents for decades. There is no doubt that my experiences in helping athletes to achieve their goals and assisting parents in best supporting their children has informed my ideas [...]

23 02, 2017

Support the USST Athletes

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

I recently received an email from George Steffey, a USST D team member and Stratton Mountain School alum, who is organizing a fundraising campaign to support rising USST athletes. I met George last fall at Copper and found him to be not only highly committed to his ski racing goals, but also a really good [...]

14 02, 2017

What Young Ski Racers Need and Don’t Need

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I come to this article from two directions. First, as a sport psychologist who has worked ski racers and their parents for decades. There is no doubt that my experiences in helping racers to achieve their goals and assisting parents in best supporting their children has informed my ideas here. At the same time, perhaps [...]

31 01, 2017

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many athletes in many sports, the competitive season is now in full swing. In other words, the season is getting real and the competitions are starting to really matter! So, this is the time when you want to perform your best consistently. Yet, this is also a time when you may start to feel [...]

31 01, 2017

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Race Day

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The race season is now in full swing with qualifying races underway for regional and national championship series. In other words, the season is getting real and the races are starting to really matter! So, this is the time when you want to ski consistently fast. Yet, this is also a time when you may [...]

23 01, 2017

Don’t Let Outside Forces Influence Your Sports Confidence

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

I’m working with a world-class athlete who is coming back to her sport this season after a series of injuries. As you can imagine, it’s a real challenge for her to get her “mojo” back and regain her feel and comfort as she, once again, competes on the biggest stage of her sport. Perhaps her [...]

19 01, 2017

Don’t Let Outside Forces Influence Your Ski Racing Confidence

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I’m working with a World Cup downhiller (not named Lindsey Vonn and not an American) who is coming back to racing this season after a series of injuries. As you can imagine, it’s a real challenge for her to get her “mojo” back and regain her feel and comfort on the fastest downhill tracks in [...]

4 01, 2017

Is Live-Timing Good for Parents (and Racers)?

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

This article is my third and final in a series on the role of technology in ski racing (here’s #1 and #2). Today, I will focus on one particular recent technology that is changing the way we follow races. I’m talking about Live-Timing, that now “essential” tool for the ski racing world to track race [...]

4 01, 2017

How Media Use Hurts Athletes

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to athletes when they’re training including standing around before drills (no intensity), chatting it up with teammates when they’re about to begin practice (no focus), and half-hearted effort at the beginning of workouts (competitions can be lost in the few minutes). But I now have [...]

24 12, 2016

Many thanks & Happy Holidays!

By | December 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greetings from a very snowy Donner Summit near Sugar Bowl, California! On this Christmas Eve morning, I want to, first, thank all of you for your interest and support this year. I have so enjoyed sharing my ideas and hearing from many of you. More than anything, what blogging and social media has allowed me [...]

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