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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]