The ELITEAM Ski Racing Journals have been in the works for the past six months and are finally here! Anyone who knows us, knows we are passionate about Sports Psychology, so designing these Journals was a natural progression for us.
Through our camps and clinics we work with several hundred athletes each year. The kids have always participated enthusiastically in our Sports Psych discussions and expressed interest in the mental side of sports. The reality, however, is that most of their time off-snow is spent on dryland training and most of their time on-snow is spent on technical training. Generally speaking, the mental training takes a back seat. We wanted to help change that… not only for our ELITEAM athletes, but for ski racers all over the country!
We created this Journal as an EASY and EFFECTIVE means of ensuring that every training session and every race is positive and productive, no matter what the outcome. It will help racers get focused on what they need to do technically to improve their skiing, and focused on what they need to do mentally to keep a positive mindset.
The Journal will help each racer become more self-aware, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, set goals, make cue words, practice visualization, create Competition Day Plans and complete Post Race Evaluations. It even includes some nutrition tips and gratitude reminders.
We’re really excited about these Ski Racing Journals. We want to get a lot more racers focused on the mental side of training, especially at the junior level. We believe in the power of journaling and know this Journal will have a positive impact on a lot of ski racers this Winter. Ultimately, we’d like to see thousands of young ski racers benefit from this Journal, so please help us spread the word to your Club, teammates and ski racing buddies all across the country!
Speaking of young ski racers and the power of journaling, Doug recently found his old ski racing journals from when he was 15 years old and there are some pretty funny entries in there! Keep an eye out for his upcoming “Journaling” article in SkiRacing.com. Below is a sample. Nice cue word Doug!
For more details on ELITEAM’s Ski Racing Journal, along with preview pages and an informational video, CLICK HERE.