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Taylor: What prevents mental training from being a key part of ski racing development

Mental training, traditionally called sport psychology, can suffer from ‘guilt by association’ with the broader field of clinical psychology that still carries the stigma that only screwed-up people seek professional help. This perception, however inaccurate it is, can prevent athletes, coaches, and parents from seeing mental preparation for what it is.

By |2020-09-15T11:19:36-06:00September 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Taylor: Mental preparation is a missing piece of the ski racing puzzle

Consider the vital importance of the mind in ski racing. Motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, emotions, resilience, adaptability, patience, perseverance, coachability, attitude, collaboration, the list goes on. Yes, these mental “muscles” can develop on their own with individual athletes.

By |2020-09-03T14:43:14-06:00September 5th, 2020|2 Comments

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