Shift The Mind To Improve Technique

Form. It dictates our ability to connect with the water in a positive and efficient way that translates to stroke power. Our form is the way we move our body while paddling. It is habitual either by training or by default and therefore has become a pattern of moving that our body has become accustom […]

Tool For Team Testing Anxiety

Our energy is a pure life force that is within our control to use at our will. Understanding this concept and then using this force can enhance our ability to perform. The idea is to work to engage all our energy centers with the body rather than just the mind where nervous tension can come […]

How Lack of Purpose and Direction Causes Stress in the Body

Tension. Anxiety. Fear. Worry. Guilt. Doubt. These things rob my energy. I recognize this and I know it. But how do I stop it? And why are they here? I know better, I am better than that…what happened to cause this? Nothing but lack of purpose and direction. The magic happens for me when I […]

How Emotion Can Restrict Us

One of the things I see as a coach is the emotion we carry on the faces of each paddler. Whether you give constructive feedback, introduce a tough piece or express the results of a piece you can see the thoughts and beliefs of your paddlers written on their faces. Here’s a view from the […]

How Internal Strength Elevates Performance

When we have inner power, inner strength and inner alignment we easily and effortlessly transfer this to our sport. Period. As a coach I see many talented athletes who are strong physically but without the internal resolve to execute their technical skills. To be a strong and skilled athlete we have to spend equal time […]

Time Trial Advice For Paddlers

Trying out for a team sport was tough for me. I’m a pleaser. I like to fit in. I don’t like to “rock the boat”. But if you want a seat on the boat you have to beat someone else out. Possibly a friend. Maintaining that emotional balance is crucial. I learned a valuable lesson […]

Turning Testing Pressure Into Testing Power

Our energy is a pure life force that is within our control to use at our will. Understanding this concept and then using this force can enhance our ability to perform under pressure. The idea is to work to engage all our energy centers with the body rather than just the mind where nervous tension […]

What Makes An Athlete Elite?

Did you know: there’s nothing about an elite athlete’s ability that isn’t attainable by you! Did you know: that putting in the work builds confidence in being able to perform at your best? Did you know: confidence is not innate, it’s a built state of mind that requires practice just like building muscle. Did you […]

The Yoga Sutras’ and the mental fluctuations of the mind

“When your energy vibrates at a frequency that is in direct alignment to what the Universe has been attempting to deliver your entire life, you begin to live in the flow, and true miracles start to happen.” -Susie T Hill Life force, chi, qui. Though it takes on many names, prana is the vital life […]

Visual Programming for Athletes: exercise

Visual programming is the format used to download your vision of your highest self who is a top athlete, gold medalist, champion and achieves their goals. Give it a try: • Sit or lie down and get comfy • Don’t focus too hard on stilling the mind, rather, bring your attention to the space behind […]