Quantum Performance is a high performance coaching firm, specializing in mental training of athletes, both youth and elite-level alike.
The unique combination of personal experience as a top athlete, the ups and downs that go along with being the best, and education puts Kate at the forefront of helping athletes maximize their potential, overcome obstacles, and develop themselves as more than just an athlete.
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What lies beneath your sports performance means where do you place your focus when it comes to your performance? As the diagram below shows, there are two types of performance. External, what everyone sees and internal, what very few or no one sees. Too often we focus on the external performance, rather than working on and placing focus on the internal performance. Just like an iceberg internal performance creates most of the overall performance, however, it is beneath the surface. It is what is going on far from the performance others will see. The problem is that we often reverse the two. We think the external performance is as big as what is shown as the internal performance and the internal performance is as much as what is shown as the external performance. So when it asks what lies beneath your sports performance, I want you to look at what you are doing to build and strengthen your overall performance but putting more focus on the bigger part. Do...More Information
Mental sports fatigue can be short lived or be the signs of burnout. It is often talked about how powerful the mind is, and no more so then when it comes to the love of a sport or the mental fatigue an athlete may feel. Ryan Lochte finished up his Olympics not competing to his usual standards. Afterwards he was interviewed and talked about how he had been mentally fatigued for the last year, but kept putting in the work to make the Olympic team. He will be the first to talk about how difficult it was to train without the love and passion he has had in the past for swimming. The amount of work an Olympic athlete has to put in is immense, and one of the reasons they can get through the work required is because their love and passion out weights the discomfort they are putting themselves through. You remove the love and passion and the work becomes unbearable. I personally have felt burnout and...More Information
Myths about being the best athlete is to look at a few things that many people believe need to exist to reach a high level of performance. To do this I am going to take the example of one of the best athletes today, Usain Bolt. You can not argue with what he has done and will probably accomplish during Rio. There was an article written on him a few weeks ago in Sports Illustrated, and it reminded me that many of my younger athletes get caught up too much on factors that ultimately don’t play as large a role in how far you will go with a sport as they may think. Myth #1: You have to be technically sound to reach a high level. In the article on Bolt it talks about how he is not classically efficient. He holds his chest too high, and his shoulders rise and fall. Yet he is the best sprinter for the 100 and 200 meters. I’m not saying technique is...More Information