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 [...]

14 11, 2017

Values in Youth Sports: Part I

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you think of sports, 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 sports experiences have an immense impact on every aspect of their athletic lives as well as their life in [...]

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 [...]

7 11, 2017

Taylor’s Latest Mental Training Book is Now Available

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Book Publishing, Sports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I am so excited to announce that my latest mental training book, Train Your Mind for Athletic Success: Mental Preparation to Achieve Your Sports Goals (Rowman & Littlefield) is now available in hard cover and e-book. Train Your Mind is the culmination of a decades of work with athletes from top juniors to professional and Olympic athletes [...]

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 [...]

2 11, 2017

6 Ps for Sports Success

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

With Thanksgiving approaching, you’re either in your competitive season or preparing for it in the season and spring. Hopefully, you’ve spent the off season working out in the gym, putting time in on the field, court, course, track, hill, or whatever venue you train in for your sport, and hopefully working on your mental training [...]

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 [...]

26 10, 2017

Vlog: Define Success for Your Young Athletes

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Prime Sport Parenting vlog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In this week's vlog segment, I explore the importance of helping your young athletes to define success in their sports participation. This discussion by parents with their children is so vital because the youth sports culture defines success in a very narrow and limiting way, namely, success is about winning. Of course, victory is a [...]

23 10, 2017

Make Your Sports Goal Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R.

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

Goal setting is a simple and practical mental tool you can use to maintain a high level of motivation in your sports participation. 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 [...]