The Sports Parent’s Guide to Surviving Competition Season

Competition season is filled with so many things, but as a mental performance coach, mine is filled with late-night texts from parents in full panic about their child’s upcoming competition. Comments like:  “The coach is going to take her out of the routine if she doesn’t tumble.”  “She has been out with the flu and …

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5 Tips To Turn Competition Nerves into Excitement

Competition is not a time for fear and dread. It is a celebration of your hard work and a time when you can relax and enjoy showing off. If this is not your experience, I am glad you are here with me. In this post, I share tips I teach the athletes and parents in my program to help them trade pre-performance anxiety for excitement. You will walk away with strategies you can apply today to show up at your next competition with confidence, trust, and joy! Bonus freebie inside.

Dear Athlete, You are not broken (A letter about mental blocks)

Mental blocks cause athletes to adopt untrue beliefs about who they are and why they are stuck. In this post, I am sharing a unique perspective on mental blocks developed from my experience over the past two decades as a competitive athlete, skills coach, and Mental Performance Coach who specializes in overcoming blocks. By reading this post, you will gain a better understanding of mental blocks and how they affect you, plus plenty of encouragement to push you forward confidently.

The Perfectly Imperfect Routine

In this guest post by an MPC athlete, Ansley tells her story of a cheerleading competition that was almost ruined by … a shoe. “At an early age, I was taught to strive for perfection. It was only when I was at the biggest competition of my career that I learned that it was okay not to be perfect.” This essay will inspire you to reassess how you measure success either by perfection and scorecards or self-confidence and focus on your best.

How to Approach Transitions and Finish the Season Strong

In life, we are constantly experiencing change and it is important to understand how to transition well. Whether you are approaching the end of a sports season, school, relationship, job, etc. there are mental shifts that need to happen so that you can stay engaged, grow, and experience success instead of checking out. In this post, I will be sharing 5 Mindset Shifts required to transition well and finish this season strong so that you can stay fully committed to your current situation and still feel motivated and like you are doing great things instead of feeling trapped or pulled in different directions.

How to Finish Competition and Games Strong

Why do individuals and teams start off so strong but then lose control and end up in defeat?! I have been there as an athlete and a coach, and am here to talk you through it. By reading this post, you will gain insights on how you are getting in your own way and sabotaging your success as well as tips for pushing through adversity so you can finish strong and unlock your full potential. Let’s do this!