16 11, 2017

Vlog: Reach Your Ideal Sport Intensity

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Prime Ski Racing vlog, Prime Sport vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my fifth of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I describe the essential role that your physical intensity plays in your competitive efforts. When I talk about intensity, I mean the amount of physical activation you feel in your body before you compete. Intensity lies along a range from really low intensity [...]

13 11, 2017

Values in Ski Racing: Part I

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When you think of ski racing, values are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, whether you’re aware of it or not, the values that you instill in your children as part of their ski racing experiences have an immense impact on every aspect of their ski racing life as well as [...]

10 11, 2017

Vlog: Have Goals, not Expectations, for Your Young Athletes

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Prime Sport Parenting vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In this week's vlog segment, I explore the difference between expectations and goals. Expectations act as burdens that you place on your young athletes before a competition, causing pressure, anxiety, and worry. Goals, if used correctly, act as motivators to help them become successful. Having goals for your children in their sports participation starts with [...]

2 11, 2017

Vlog: Strengthen Your Confidence Muscle

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Prime Ski Racing vlog, Prime Sport vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In my fourth of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I show you the essential role that confidence plays in your athletic success. Confidence is so important because you may have all of the ability in the world to perform your best and achieve your goals, but if you don’t believe in that [...]

30 10, 2017

6 Ps for Ski Racing Success

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The winter has arrived. Loveland in Colorado is open and the World Cup is already underway with races in Soelden. Hopefully, you’ve spent the off season working out in the gym, maybe on-snow training in some part of the world, and hopefully working on your mental training as well. With your first races not far [...]

23 10, 2017

Make Your Ski Racing Goal Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R.

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

Goal setting is a simple and practical mental tool you can use to maintain a high level of motivation in your ski racing. For some very elemental reason, people respond to goals in a very deep and personal way. The experience of setting a goal, working toward a goal, and achieving a goal has a [...]

18 10, 2017

Vlog: Find Your Motivation Every Day in Your Sport

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Prime Ski Racing vlog, Prime Sport vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my third of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I show you the immense impact that motivation has on your athletic success. Motivation is the foundation of everything that you do in your athletic life because without it, you wouldn't go to the gym in the early morning, you wouldn't put in [...]

12 10, 2017

Vlog: Develop Emotional Mastery in Your Young Athletes

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Prime Sport Parenting vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In this week's vlog segment, I focus on how sport parents can help their young athletes to gain emotional mastery in their sports lives. As I'm sure you realize, emotions play an essential role in the lives of children both on and off the field. At practice and in competition, their ability to recognize and [...]

3 10, 2017

Vlog: Train Your Mind like You Train Your Body

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Prime Ski Racing vlog, Prime Sport vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In my second of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I show you why and how you should treat mental training the same way you do your physical conditioning . I describe three aspects of your conditioning that make them effective and without those elements you wouldn't be in the best condition you [...]

26 09, 2017

Vlog: Build Self-esteem in Your Young Athletes

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Prime Sport Parenting vlog, Ski Racing, Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In this week's vlog segment, I turn our attention to what parents can do to support the healthy development of their children as athletes and as young people. I focus on the essential topic of how to build self-esteem in your young athletes. Self-esteem involves how children come to view themselves and whether they feel [...]