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The power of positive thinking

22 April 2015

Ever felt jittery before your race or nervous about your performance? You may have negative thoughts contributing to those nerves. As a competitive athlete, you want to compete well and be successful. You also want to be at your best in everyday life.

Success can mean something different to everyone, though! A large part of becoming successful is believing that you can be successful. Positive thinking is simple in theory, but it can be one of the hardest psychological skills to master in sport. 

Are you getting your zzz’s?

19 March 2015

Sleep is like oxygen: We all need it, along with food and water, to survive. Sleep affects everything, our concentration, mood, weight, and even our body’s ability to repair itself.

It is common knowledge that sleep is important. We all know that, we hear it all the time! Considering we spend an average of one third of our lives sleeping, it should definitely not be overlooked.

Competing under pressure

17 October 2014

As an athlete there is always pressure for you to perform to the best of your abilities. Pressure is what creates those exciting moments in a sports event, right before the buzzer or crossing the finish line. Dealing well with any kind of pressure is a whole new game and can make all the difference! 

Keeping your progress and motivation high

16 July 2014

Today we are going to talk about keeping your training up after competition. You have likely been competing, either at Games or at competitions throughout the spring and summer months. You might have been training hard for a certain date, certain game, or certain competition. As these competitions end, how do you keep your training up? Try these tips so that you can keep up all your progress throughout the season and year!

1)    Goal setting

Try to create goals all the time. There are many benefits to goal setting.

Goal setting

21 March 2013

We should never underestimate the importance of goal setting!

Athletes, coaches, and teams should have goals set at the beginning and the end of each season. But it’s always a good time to set goals as an individual or as a team, and take time to evaluate your progress. If you haven’t set goals yet, it’s not too late! You can still set short- and long-term goals now and accomplish these goals before the season ends.

There are many benefits to goal setting.