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Welcome to Dr. Jim Taylor’s blog! Its goal is to inspire, inform,and transform with ideas, perspectives, insights, and tools that can change your thinking, your performances, and your life.

 

1611, 2017

Vlog: Reach Your Ideal Sport Intensity

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 [...]

1411, 2017

Values in Youth Sports: Part I

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 [...]

1311, 2017

Values in Ski Racing: Part I

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 [...]

1011, 2017

Vlog: Have Goals, not Expectations, for Your Young Athletes

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 [...]

811, 2017

Tuning Skis Doesn’t Have to be a “Grind”

I’ve tuned a lot of skis in my day. Back when I was a racer at Burke Mountain Academy, Middlebury College, and the University of Colorado (as well as my two years on the pro [...]

711, 2017

Taylor’s Latest Mental Training Book is Now Available

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 [...]