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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 [...]

12 04, 2017

Points aren’t the Only Criterion of a Successful Ski Racing Season

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

With the season now over (well, almost in some parts of the world), it is, for every racer, a time of reckoning in which you look back and evaluate what kind of season you had: one to be proud of or one to reflect back on with disappointment and perhaps regret. One of the primary [...]

21 03, 2017

Finish Your Race Season Strong

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |1 Comment

It’s hard to believe, but there is only about a month of the race season left. After many days of training and racing this winter, the end is in sight. Note: Beginning with this article and through the early part of the summer, I will be posting a series of encore publications of “evergreen” articles [...]

9 03, 2017

What Do Pink Elephants and Blue Hippos Have to Do with Ski Racing?

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’m going to make a request of you: Don’t think about a pink elephant. What did you do? Well, you thought about a pink elephant, of course. Now I’m going to make a demand: DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT, DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT, DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT!! [...]

28 02, 2017

How to Ski Fast When it REALLY Counts

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Photo credit: www.123rf.com It’s that time of the race season when results REALLY start to matter. For many racers in the U.S., the REALLY important races of the year—States, Regionals and Nationals—are coming up and it’s REALLY important that you ski fast. Yet, this is also the time of year when many racers aren’t [...]