And she’s back! Clare Fewster, (M. Counselling, CCC, Sport Performance Consultant ) will be joining Calalta again this year to instruct our senior and elite skaters in the fine art of mental toughness!
Sessions are held every two months on the following dates from 10:05 to 11:05 am at Jimmie Condon arena (Rose Kohn meeting room to be more specific) and are part of the Senior/Elite sessions.
October 18 – Mental Training 101
Clare will teach the basics of mental fitness and the impact of mental fitness on performance. Throughout this session, athletes will develop an awareness of their own mental fitness attributes and evaluate what their strengths and areas they may need to work on. They will begin to understand the interaction between the mind and the body and how their thoughts, feelings, and physiological responses impact their performance.
December 6 – Motivation and Goal Setting
Through this session, athletes will look at what drives them to train, to be challenged, and to compete. Through the experience of a simple goal setting exercise athletes will develop their goal setting skills and strategies that can enhance their motivation.
February 7 – Self-Talk and Imagery
By developing an awareness of what athletes are saying to themselves through training and competition, they can start to make positive changes to their self-talk. Through the understanding and development of imagery skills, athletes can improve their training and competition by utilizing visualization on a daily basis.
April 17 – Performance Anxiety, Relaxation and Activation
Athletes will develop an understanding of how their body responds to performance stress. Various relaxation and activation strategies will be discussed and demonstrated that can be incorporated directly into training and competition enhance performance.
Please note that these sessions are geared toward the senior and elite skaters that have registered in the Sunday Off Ice class at Jimmie Condon. Once per month, we have a seminar rather than an off ice class such as ballet, physical literacy or gymnastics.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 403-245-2425.