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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]