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14 02, 2017

What Young Ski Racers Need and Don’t Need

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I come to this article from two directions. First, as a sport psychologist who has worked ski racers and their parents for decades. There is no doubt that my experiences in helping racers to achieve their goals and assisting parents in best supporting their children has informed my ideas here. At the same time, perhaps [...]

31 01, 2017

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Race Day

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The race season is now in full swing with qualifying races underway for regional and national championship series. In other words, the season is getting real and the races are starting to really matter! So, this is the time when you want to ski consistently fast. Yet, this is also a time when you may [...]

19 01, 2017

Don’t Let Outside Forces Influence Your Ski Racing Confidence

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I’m working with a World Cup downhiller (not named Lindsey Vonn and not an American) who is coming back to racing this season after a series of injuries. As you can imagine, it’s a real challenge for her to get her “mojo” back and regain her feel and comfort on the fastest downhill tracks in [...]

4 01, 2017

Is Live-Timing Good for Parents (and Racers)?

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

This article is my third and final in a series on the role of technology in ski racing (here’s #1 and #2). Today, I will focus on one particular recent technology that is changing the way we follow races. I’m talking about Live-Timing, that now “essential” tool for the ski racing world to track race [...]

7 12, 2016

How Media Use Hurts Ski Racers

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to ski racers when they’re training including leaning on their poles shortly before a training run (no intensity), chatting it up with teammates when they’re in the starting gate of a training course (no focus), and half-hearted effort to the first gate (easing into the [...]

28 11, 2016

Are Timed Runs in Training Good for Ski Racers?

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Technology is playing an increasingly more important role in the lives of ski racers both on and off the hill. This influence is, no doubt, both helpful and detrimental to their athletic, personal, family, and social lives. This article is the first in a three-part series exploring how technology impacts racers, coaches, and parents, and [...]

17 11, 2016

Prime Ski Racing 101 Online Course-Great Holiday Gift-20% Discount

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , |0 Comments

The race season is just around the corner. Could there be a better holiday gift than helping the ski racers in your family to get mentally prepared to ski their fastest (probably, but this is a pretty good gift too!)? Just a quick reminder about the re-launch of my Prime Ski Racing 101: Train Your Mind like [...]

14 11, 2016

4 Keys to Consistently Fast Skiing

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Photo credit: Mitchell Gunn I just returned from Copper where I was working with the USST women’s Europa Cup and D teams and the National Training Group (a great group of young women!). A major goal they wanted to pursue was consistency in their skiing. This objective fit nicely into my own priorities [...]

25 10, 2016

Prime Ski Racing 101 Online Course=Improved+On Demand+10% Off

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Credit: Mitchell Gunn The winter is just around the corner and there's still time to get your mind into better shape for race season. I'm excited to announce the re-launch of my Prime Ski Racing 101: Train Your Mind like a Champion online mental training course, now improved with new visuals, embedded exercises, on-demand and [...]

18 10, 2016

Five Ways to Get Ski Coaches and Parents on the Same Side

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Being a ski coach is a tough job. There is everything you need to know about conditioning, technique, tactics, equipment, and, of course, the mind. There are the logistics of organizing training, travel, and races for a group of athletes, and adapting to the ever-changing conditions inherent in ski racing. There are also the not-very-fun [...]

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