Please share post with anyone who may struggle in this area! “My board exam was a big challenge for me. I knew the material but mentally- I was struggling. Test anxiety is something I’ve struggled with in my university years Ahead in the Game gave me the...
Stacey Westfall, 2006 Amazing Dressage Horse & Rider ~ see third you tube video http://stacywestfallhorseblog.com/2013/11/21/why-do-horses-swish-or-wring-or-use-their-tails-with-and-without-riders/ ...
Two biggest sport psychology myths – Big myth #1 ~“That only athletes with mental health problems need sport psychology or mental performance support” In many sports, mental performance coaching is seen as part of the performance development formula. Optimal...
Happy New Year!!! The 2014 Show Season is not so far away. Here is an opportunity to raise your performance and motivation out of the saddle. Myself and Personal Trainer, Toby Peardon, are offering a pilot Mental and Physical Fitness Program for Riders called...
Reference for Tara Costello Sports Psychologist Tara has been working with our children for the past year to help them better perform in junior tennis. Tennis is a sport that requires incredible mental toughness. Our two sons are very competitive and they were...
Tara Costello-Ledwell, M.A., C.S.P.A.
Mental Performance Consultant
P.O. Box 22113
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
tara 'at' aheadinthegame.ca
902 393 3220
I felt reflection was very helpful, especially post game reflection sheets to see our weak areas to improve on and reinforce the feelings we had during good games.
– Anson Carmody, Canadian Jr. Curling Champion 2009 Brett Gallant Team, Runner-up at 2009 Jr. World Curling
Tara helped identify areas for personal improvement as well as helping to improve my mental competitive perspective leading to personal best results.
– Ryan DesRoches, PEI Canada Games Cycling
The time we spent developing routines was definitely instrumental in the success we had this year. The guys bought into it immediately, and we were able to stick with the routines that we worked on right through the World’s.
– Peter Gallant, Coach of Canadian Jr. Curling Champion 2009 Brett Gallant Team
A lot of athletes are afraid to ask for help with their mental game. I’m really glad I asked Tara for her help. She has really helped me handle so many different situations and has taken my game to another level!
– Drew MacIntyre, Goalie, signed with Atlanta Thrashers in 2009-2010
Competitive reflection was useful, as well as visualization of before and during events. Being together as a team was useful for team building, and just spending time discussing the mental aspect of our sport helped. I also enjoyed the “seven aspects of successful cyclists” and writing down what we need to improve. Tara helped identify areas for personal improvement as well as helping to improve my mental competitive perspective leading to personal best results.