I know the feeling all too well… You are 10 minutes into the workout and your mind is racing with thoughts that make it hard to do the next rep, let alone the next 100. “I am so tired, there is no way I will finish.” “Is this over yet?” “The weight is so heavy …
Mental blocks are a gift! Did that just cause a “what!” reaction deep in your gut or tightening in your chest? If so, I completely understand your reaction but before you stop reading and think that I have no idea what I am talking about or clue what your child is going through, please take …
Have you ever had a moment where you questioned if you are living the life you truly desire or just going through the motions? In 2019, on a plane ride home at the end of a long day of meets my heat was so burdened that I got out a notebook and my heart poured out on the page. This was the first experience of my life where I began redefining success in my own way. In this post, I am letting you into my heart and sharing an excerpt of that journal entry.
In this post, I will provide context and tips for athletes who want to take their practice game to competition consistently. After reading this post, you will feel confident and excited because you will learn how to create a plan for competition which will allow you to enter performance-day mentally ready for success. At the end, I will provide you with a resource that will help you step into every competition energized and ready to mentally win!
Why do the most talented athletes feel like they never perform good enough, worry about letting others down, and allow fear to steal their confidence in games? In this post, I cover what confidence is and how it contributes to success as an athlete, how to overcome the pressure of expectations from others and create self-confidence, as well as ways to assess performance so energy and motivation remain high.
For an athlete to be successful, there are four main areas of training they need to develop: strength, technique, strategy, and you guessed it, mental game. The mental game is arguably the most important because it controls how well you can access your other areas of training. When athletes lack confidence in themselves and struggle to focus, their hard work in the gym is sabotaged. In this blog, I will talk about who mental coaching is for, how it works (and if it works!), and how to get started.
Mentally preparing for competition is tough, especially when trying to combat the perfectionist ideals and expectations of teams and coaches. The secret to trading pre-competition anxiety with excitement and confidence is turning those expectations into helpful goals your child can use to perform their best. In this post, I will share 3 tips to prepare you for helping your child balance their team’s need to win with goals that will allow them to go into competition with less stress, excited to perform their best without fear of rejection.
There are 5 primary thinking patterns fueling your athletes self-doubt and mental blocks. In this post, I uncover the negative thought patterns that have been stealing your child’s motivation and keeping them stuck in their skills AND give you a free tool to empower your athlete.
Overcoming a mental block requires a plan. Instead of showing up to practice unsure what it will take to move past your mental block and hoping to be able to “just throw it”, you need a proven method to reduce anxiety and fears and increase confidence. Learn the secrets I teach my athletes in this article on My Mind Over Mental Block Method.
At the core of my teachings is the: THE MENTAL GAME PLAN FOR SUCCESS which includes 3 strategies, CONFIDENCE, FOCUS, & FUN. For each strategy, I share current challenges that hold athletes back, what they can do instead, and how parents can support them.