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27 07, 2017

“Money in the Bank, Baby!”: Start Making Ski Racing Confidence Deposits Now

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In my final post of this past winter, I exhorted you to buy into the notion that Next Season Starts…NOW! With the prep period in full swing and the fall not far away, focusing on your mental training has never been more important. The prep period is an immensely important time to pursue your ski [...]

24 07, 2017

A Must-Read for Every Athlete (and Their Parents) Who Has Ever Struggled

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

The father of a client just sent me this blog post from Siri Lindley, a former world triathlon champion. It exemplifies how complete dedication to athletic greatness can be both a essential boon to success and a cross to bear. It also provides an important juxtaposition between attempting to control and prepare for everything that [...]

20 07, 2017

More Reasons Your Young Athlete Shouldn’t Specialize Too Early

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

Just read a really compelling article providing more reasons why young athletes who specialize too early, contrary to popular belief held by parents, actually decrease their chances of finding success later on in a sport. Two main reasons: sports become a grind rather than a joy and the increased incidence of serious injury. Great advice [...]

17 07, 2017

Watch Video This Summer to Ski Your Fastest Next Winter

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Watching video is one of the most underrated mental tools in your mental training toolbox. It is a powerful tool for strengthening important mental muscles such as confidence, intensity, focus, and mindset. It can also be used, when combined with mental imagery, to improve technique and tactics. Another benefit is that watching yourself ski fast [...]

6 07, 2017

Make Mental Imagery a Part of Your Summer Training

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

If you do anything to work on the mental side of your ski racing during this off season, it better be mental imagery. Why, you ask. Because there is no more powerful mental tool than mental imagery and it can have a huge impact on your ski racing. And here’s my challenge to you: If [...]

27 06, 2017

Three New Prime Ski Racing Online Courses for Racers, Coaches, & Parents

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I'm excited to announce the launch of three new Prime Ski Racing online courses for racers, coaches, and parents: Prime Ski Training 202: Total Preparation for Maximum Performance, Prime Ski Coaching 404: Psychology of Training Champion Ski Racers, and Prime Sport Parenting 505: Raising Successful and Happy Athletes, all offered on-demand and self-paced to fit into the busy [...]

20 06, 2017

Get Your Mind in Shape in the Gym This Summer

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Most sport psychologists work with athletes on the mental side of their sport in an office setting (usually one hour per week), providing them with mental tools that they can use during training and competitions. This approach makes about as much sense as a coach offering their racers technical instruction in an office and then [...]

20 06, 2017

5 Keys to Making Mental Training Like Conditioning and Sport Training

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

Whenever I speak to athletes and coaches, I ask them how important the mind is to athletic success. With few exceptions, the response is that the mind is as or more important than the physical and technical side of sport. I am obviously biased given what I do for a living, so I won’t take [...]

7 06, 2017

Great Performers are Born AND Made

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Skiracing.com recently published an article about a segment of RedBull TV that explores whether great performers are born or made. The 50-minute show, titled The Prodigies, focuses on Mikaela Shiffrin, the Olympic ski racing champion, and Lang Lang, considered the finest classical pianist in the world. In my view, the segment is biased toward the 'great [...]

5 06, 2017

5 Keys to Making Mental Training Like Conditioning and On-snow Training

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Whenever I speak to racers and coaches, I ask them how important the mind is to ski racing success. With few exceptions, the response is that the mind is as or more important than the physical and technical side of our sport. I am obviously biased given what I do for a living, so I [...]