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12 04, 2017

Points aren’t the Only Criterion of a Successful 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 [...]

27 03, 2017

What Do Pink Elephants and Blue Hippos Have to Do with Sports Success?

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Sports|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!! [...]

24 03, 2017

Finish Your Sports Season Mentally Strong

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For athletes in many winter sports, the competitive season is almost over. After many days of practice and competing, the end is in sight. At this late point in the season, you will have fallen into one of three camps as far as how your season has gone. First, you may be having a break-out [...]

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

How Athletes Can Perform Their Best When it REALLY Counts

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

For many sports, it’s that time of the competitive season when results REALLY start to matter. For many athletes and teams, from high school to pros, the REALLY important competitions of the year—States, Regionals Nationals, Worlds—are coming up and it’s REALLY important that they perform their best. Yet, this is also the time of year [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2017

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

For many athletes in many sports, the competitive season is now in full swing. In other words, the season is getting real and the competitions are starting to really matter! So, this is the time when you want to perform your best consistently. Yet, this is also a time when you may start to feel [...]

31 01, 2017

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Race Day

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

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