Mentally Fit

Episode #19 – How Can My Athlete Discipline Disappointments?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s question: How Can My Athlete Discipline Disappointments?   I’m joined by Chas Snowden. She is a professional crossfit athlete. Chas is ranked 24th in the world in her age group and is an advocate for healthy living.   How Chas approaches her journey as a crossfit athlete.   Why you have to choose to keep working and not let yourself get stuck to keep from moving backward.   Why the joy is in the journey and why you need to enjoy the little things, the days in the gym and the grind along the way.   Chas talks about her own sports mom and why it’s important for us to check in with our athletes and make sure they are experiencing joy in their athletic pursuits.   Links & References:   You can connect with Chas: https://in3nutrition.com/chasity-bio/   Chasity “Chas” Snowden…

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Episode #17 – How Do I Build My Athlete’s Confidence?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: How do I build my athlete’s confidence?   To help answer this question, I’m joined by Coach Jenn. She’s going to share with us how she helps teen athletes build the tools, the team, and the toughness to win in school, sports and life.   What it means to be “confident” and what you should strive for.   The three elements you need to build confidence and belief: Courage, Consistency, and Confidence   The two elements of belief and emotion and how they play into confidence.   How goal, community and team, and habits can help your child enjoy their athletic journey.   Links & References:   You can connect with Coach Jenn: jenn@jennstarkey.com A League Of Your Own: Leadership Lessons with All-Star Athletes Who Want YOU to WIN in Sports, School and Life!   While competing as a Division…

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Episode #16 – How Can I Talk To My Athletes About Their FEAR?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: When we feel fear (as an athlete, especially as a female athlete), what we do with that emotion of FEAR? Especially when we don’t want to admit it because we feel like it makes us look weak?   To help answer this question, I’m joined by Coach Christen Schnefaus who speaks all over the country to athletes, parents, and coaches about Handling Fear. We discuss how fear works in our minds and how to be there for your female athlete.   How to get rid of the “tap dancer” and get real with your feelings.   The way fear undermines our confidence.   Why sharing our fears and doubts is important and how you can encourage those conversations with your athletes.   How to build a good relationship with your teenage athlete and some tips to encourage an open relationship.…

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Episode #15 – How Can I Help My Athlete Work On Their Mental Game?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: How we can support our children and help them have an identity outside of their sport?   To help answer this question, I’m joined by Krista Horsmon who is a sports mom, former volleyball coach, coach’s wife and a mental performance coach. We discuss how we can help our athletes understand that the sport they play is not who they are.   How wrapping up your identity into your sport can be detrimental.   The importance of your role as a mom in guiding your athlete’s mindset about their sport.   How you can encourage and be there for your child without adding pressure or being competitive.   Why having fun while you are playing a sport is so crucial for young athletes and how you can encourage that balance.   Links & References:   You can connect with Krista:…

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