Top 5 Most Mentally Challenging Sports

In all the years of working with athletes, it has become apparent what the top 5 most mentally challenging sports are. The biggest factor in making this assessment is the number of places or [...]

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Competition: How do I ‘just do it’?

How do you just do it and when? In the heat of competition – that’s the time to just do it! The best time to concentrate and really think about what you are doing is during practice. Sounds [...]

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Take the lead

Have you ever had someone pass you? On the track? In the water? On the road? Or in any competition? This is an interesting phenomenon to watch in action. It can happen at the beginning of the [...]

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Kids Drop Out of Sports Too Quick

Around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because “it’s just not fun anymore” says the Washington Post.* Remember those days when your kid was [...]

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Fear of swimming competitively

I have worked with so many swimmers at a variety of ages and a variety of levels. What I’ve seen is that swimming brings with it all the mental challenges prevalent in other sports: focus, [...]

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Burnout in young athletes

I’ve written several articles on burnout and it seems to be one of my top viewed articles. Why is that? I think it’s because the pressure to perform particularly at a young age [...]

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