What Do You Believe is Possible?

Beliefs about achievement in sport can make or break the realization of true potential.  Beliefs are powerful underlying thoughts about what we think is possible, what we believe about ourselves, our teams, our abilities and the world around us.  Beliefs are the basis of our expectations, self-talk and actions.  In the field of psychology, a term called ‘self-efficacy’ reflects the thoughts you have about your ability to be successful. Beliefs exist at a deep level, and are sometimes hard to identify and adjust.  Often without realizing, they shape our sport experiences and help or hinder...

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Assess and train your attention for golf

Mental game development is an investment in your golf game and yourself. Ahead in the Game offers the perfect way to gain immediate insight into your own mental game.  We have a proven process to target improvement.  We can identify your most likely “mental mistakes” under pressure.  We can help you develop the focus to avoid these to take strokes off your game. 2017 Ahead in the Game Mental Performance Development Packages for Golf Option 1 – Package includes an established performance inventory to measure concentration skills and interpersonal characteristics as building blocks of...

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Emotional Composure – A Skill

Emotions play a central role in sport performance.  Feelings or emotions such as determination to hit the next shot, frustration at a poor call, or guilt for a poor pass, can have different impacts on play.  Athletes and other individual can learn to manage their emotions in ways that improve performance and the overall quality of experience.   A great demonstration on the value of emotional agility in sport was when the Canadian Woman’s Hockey team won the gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.   Canada had thirteen penalties called against them by the American referee.  The...

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Relax for Speed, Concentration and Recovery- The Mental Performance Skill No Hockey Player Wants to be Without

You train your physical game, but what are you doing to train your mental game? To perform consistently at your best, especially in key moments, developing mental skills, such as exercises promoting relaxation can help to stave off unproductive tension, and give you an edge in your ability to direct energy from pressure into positive performance. There is an old saying, “tension kills speed”. Developing these skills not only help you deal with pressure, but also contribute to speed and responsiveness on the ice. As a mental performance consultant, I work with athletes from a variety of sport...

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Innovation PEI invests in the Ahead Mind Sport Training app

  Innovation PEI has invested in the Ahead Mind Sport Training cell phone app designed by Island sports psychology business Ahead In the Game. “Athletes need to train for mental fitness just like they train for physical fitness if they want to achieve peak performance,” says Tara Costello, president of Ahead In The Game. “It’s a real honour to have Innovation PEI’s support to build a broad audience of Canadian athletes who are committed to developing their mental game.” The Ahead Sport Mind Training app is designed for both elite athletes who want to take their mental game...

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Follow link below for Six Mental Performance Tips for A.Q.H.A. Competitors

Six Mental Performance Tips for A.Q.H.A. Competitors http://www.aheadinthegame.ca/2015-aqha-world-congress%20/

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