10 01, 2018

Fight from Start to Finish

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to young ski racers in their training and race efforts. For example, it drives me crazy to see them slip a training course, yet barely inspect it because they figure they can learn the course in the first few runs (but you can’t do that [...]

30 12, 2017

A Gift for the New Year-50% Off Online Courses

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

Happy New Year!! And with 2018 just around the corner, many of us are thinking about the New Year's resolutions we want to establish in which we want to be a better us in some aspect of our lives. If your New Year's resolution is to be the best athlete, coach, or parent you can [...]

23 12, 2017

Don’t Have Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda in Your Ski Racing

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

Over the last few decades, I have worked with many ski racers, from juniors to World Cuppers. One thing I have noticed is that the most powerful work I do with racers isn’t your typical mental training where I teach them about positive thinking, mental imagery, routines, and how to stay intense and focused (though [...]

15 12, 2017

Vlog: Break the Chain of Frustration

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports, Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my seventh of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I examine the impact that frustration has on athletes in their training and competitive efforts. Frustration is typically defined an emotional reaction that arises when the path toward a goal is blocked and can’t be readily cleared. Common sources of frustration for athletes [...]

12 12, 2017

What to Say to Your Young Racers Before and After Races

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

The race season is now upon us and race day is a stressful time for racers and parents alike. Young racers are putting their efforts on the line and must accept that those efforts don’t always pay off in our sport. Parents want the best for their children and it pains us beyond pale to [...]

8 12, 2017

A Death in Our Ski Racing Family

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|0 Comments

Ski racing is a family to me, big and close-knit. Like any family, we disagree often, squabble periodically, and fight occasionally. Yet the ties that bind are strong: our passion for our sport, the joy in being in the mountains, the adrenaline rush of speed, the satisfaction of mastery, and, as the saying goes, the [...]

4 12, 2017

Four “Opponents” That Want to Kick Your Butt on Race Day

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you wake up on race day, you have a lot on your mind. And if you’re like most racers, one thing on your mind is your fellow competitors. How fast they will ski today and whether you will beat or be beaten by them. But I would argue that those competitors are the least [...]

27 11, 2017

Teach Your Young Ski Racers Healthy Values: Part II

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

In Part I of my two-part series on values in ski racing, I explored the essential importance of values as the foundation of your children’s ski racing experiences. I also described what I consider to be healthy and unhealthy values. In Part II of this series, I discuss how you can ensure that your young [...]

20 11, 2017

Phase III of the Ski Racing Prep Period: Shift to Race Mode

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

For many of the top ski racers in the U.S. and around the world, the race season as already begun with World Cups in Soelden and Levi and FIS races in Colorado. For everyone else, your first races are anywhere from a few days to a few weeks away. At the beginning of the fall, [...]

16 11, 2017

Vlog: Reach Your Ideal Sport Intensity

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports, Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|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 [...]