I have just wrapped up two sessions locally with the ski racing club at Camp Fortune. It’s the fourth winter I’ve worked with them which is pretty great.
The first session with the kids is always an information dump. I share all the tools of my trade and get the kids to think about how they will apply them.
The second session has me evaluating their implementation. I was so proud of the kids. They were each using between three to five tools in their pre-race programs such as breathing, happy place, imagery and hero pose.
I got to see the rituals they have with their parents, the words they say to themselves to get into the zone and find out the music they listen to before their races.
All in all, the sessions have been a success from my perspective. Hopefully their new tools result in good things on their end.
I truly believe in the value of what I do, not just in sport but the greater positive impact on the lives of the kids too.