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19 09, 2017

Vlog: What is Prime Sport (Prime Ski Racing)?

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Prime Ski Racing vlog, Prime Sport vlog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my first of 12 vlog segments for athletes and coaches (parents can enjoy them too!), I describe my concept of Prime Sport (Prime Ski Racing) and how understanding it will provide you with a clear goal that you can strive for as you pursue sport (or ski racing) success. For this and future segments, [...]

18 09, 2017

Four Online Courses for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents (Non-Ski Racing)

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

With the fall sports season upon us, now is a great time for athletes in all sports to get their minds in great shape, coaches to sharpen their skills, and parents to be the best sports parents they can be. Good news; I can help! I'm pleased to announce the launch of my updated and [...]

12 09, 2017

Four Online Courses for Ski Racers, Coaches, & Parents

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

With the fall upon us and the race season approaching rapidly, now is a great time for racers to get their minds in great shape, coaches to sharpen their skills, and parents to be the best they can be during the always exciting and sometimes stressful winter of racing ahead. Good news; I can help! [...]

11 09, 2017

Video Blogs Coming Soon!

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

As many of you know, I've been blogging for almost 10 years during which time I've published more than 600 articles on my own web site as well as on HuffPost.com, PsychologyToday.com, and many others. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to share my ideas with millions of people and it is [...]

6 09, 2017

Phase II of the Prep Period: Make the Fall Count

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

It’s hard to believe the summer, what I consider Phase I of the ski racing prep period is over. Hopefully, the summer was devoted to building the foundation for your success next winter. In all likelihood, your efforts focused on two areas. First, you engaged in an intensive physical conditioning program. The reality of ski [...]

5 09, 2017

Another Blog Milestone: 4,000,000 Views

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

I'm excited to have reached another blog milestone: more than 4,000,000 views on PsychologyToday.com! When I add in my other big blogging site, HuffPost.com (which doesn't provide tracking for contributors), as well as my own web site, skiracing.com, other aggregating websites, and my social media audience, I'm guessing that my total blog views are far [...]

24 08, 2017

Time Magazine’s Cover Story: Youth Sports is Big Business

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

If you haven't seen it, Time magazine's cover story, for which I was interviewed, offers a scathing indictment of what I call the "youth sports industrial complex" and how what used to be about fun is now a $15 billion business. Every parent of a young athlete should read the article, reflect on their own [...]

22 08, 2017

Inspiration for Athletic Success Must Come From Within

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re a committed athlete, I’m sure you watch your favorite professional or Olympic athletes compete, whether LeBron, Serena, Tom, or Simone. Or you watch videos of them training on YouTube. Or you hear an interview with them in which they talk about their efforts, challenges, and successes. Or you read their autobiography. How do [...]

22 08, 2017

Inspiration for Ski Racing Success Must Come From Within

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

I’m sure you’ve watched World Cup video of Mikaela or Marcel or Ted or Lindsey. Or seen them race in the Olympics or World Championships. Or heard an interview with them in which they talk about their efforts, challenges, and successes. How do you feel after? Well, inspiration, right? What a great feeling! You're fired [...]

21 08, 2017

Taylor’s Latest Sport Psychology Textbook

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Book Publishing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I'm pleased to announce the publication of my 3rd edited sport psychology textbook, Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology, by Human Kinetics. Along with a team of 42 experts in the field, Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology is a comprehensive resource that offers both students and professionals the opportunity to hone their skills to help their clients, starting with [...]