Sports Performance and Pressure

The role pressure plays on performance One of the topics I work with most often is helping an athlete deal with increased pressure and not letting it impact their sports performance. Pressure and stress change everything, if it didn’t people would be able to perform...

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A key to how to get into the zone

How to get into the zone and unlock your full potential How to get into the zone is a question that many athletes ask. The reason for this is that they all understand how amazing it is to be in the zone, and how well you are able to perform in that state. It is not...

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Why should I use imagery?

Understanding Imagery To understand why you should use imagery I want to first talk to you about how we all learn new things, especially physical things. When we are young and first learning to walk, we learn by observing others. From there we give it a try and figure...

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What is sport psychology?

I am often asked by people "what is sport psychology?" Well I could give you the definition that is given in an academic setting, however, I feel it is better to try and expand upon it and give an example or two of what is actually being done during a session. Every...

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Athletic competence and confidence

Athletic competence and confidence are two areas that each athlete needs in order to be successful and they play off of each other. The more competent (i.e skills) an athlete feels the more confident they will also feel, and then the more confident an athlete feels...

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Sports Recovery

Sports recovery is one of the many areas I discuss with clients when working with them. Today young athletes are competing all year round with no real time for their body and mind to recover. The demands an athlete puts on their body is a lot and to counter that an...

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Sport specialization: Is it wise?

This week I wanted to talk about sport specialization, and how wise it is in youth sports. We are in an age where kids are playing one sport all year round and only that sport. A big reason for this is based on fear that if they don't they will not be kept on a team...

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