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sport in a pandemic: Crisis or opportunity? Chapter 4

Sports in a pandemic: Crisis or Opportunity Chapter 4 Ashley Clark, Being a Substitute Introduction Sitting on the bench sucks.  As young players we all worked hard to improve our game so we would be on the field come the opening whistle.  Since 1958 when subs were first allowed to enter a game to replace […]

Crafting the Perfect 10:

A Journey from Good to Great by Derrek Falor and Evanni Roberson  Intro  The combination of a structured mental and physical routine led to crafting a pair of perfect 10s on the Balance Beam for Evanni Roberson in her senior season as a gymnast at the University of Washington.  Evanni finished her senior season on the All Pac-12 1st Team (Beam and All-Around) and, among many other awards, was the first Husky […]

Sport in a Pandemic: CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY? Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Ashley Clark, Regular Season Begins Introduction With COVID turning the soccer world on its head these past few months, Ashley and I decided to write a series detailing how we would help her turn this sport crisis into an opportunity for her improvement as an elite athlete.  This season requires a change in […]

Sport in a Pandemic: Crisis or Opportunity? Chapter 2

Ashley Clark, End of Pre-season Introduction With COVID turning the soccer world on its head these past few months, Ashley and I decided to write a series detailing how we would help her turn this crisis into an opportunity.  This season requires a change in thinking to maximize her continued growth as a player.  Clearly […]

Sport in a Pandemic: Crisis or Opportunity? (Chapter One)

Ashley Clark, Pre-Season Introduction With COVID turning the sports world on its head these past few months, I am compiling a series detailing how we would help turn this crisis into an opportunity.  This first installment focuses on Ashley Clark, who plays professional women’s soccer for Le Havre in France.  In her 3-year career with […]

Crisis or Opportunity? Sport Performance During the Pandemic

We need resilience. The world-wide coronavirus pandemic has transformed sport, overnight, into a super challenging situation.  The easiest way to look at the conundrum coronavirus has caused the sports world is as a crisis situation. Through sport we are primarily taught to overcome challenges, in addition to the skills and tactics we learn. Who better […]

Dealing With the Loss of a Season

If you are reading this post, there’s a very strong chance that you are an athlete, or parent of an athlete, like thousands of others across the world, who have just had your season cancelled, seriously altered, or postponed by the growing coronavirus pandemic. As a certified mental performance consultant of the Association for Applied Sport […]

Three Crucial Tips for Controlling Your Emotions

Whenever I give a team talk or presentation, I always ask the athletes and performers how much of their event they feel is mental.  The range of answers is usually between 45-90%, regardless of age, gender, or sport/activity.  With further prompting, these same athletes will often mention things like getting psyched up, visualizing, and the […]