FREE! 5:30, Location 2595 Mountain Road, Stowe
Youth sports and competition has many life-long positive lessons such as working together as team, overcoming personal setbacks, goal setting, and controlling emotions, just to name a few. A little stress around competition can be good - it helps prepare us for the challenge. But what happens when the stress becomes too much and pressures from ourselves, friends, parents, coaches… even sponsors, takes the fun away from our sport and makes it hard to perform? How does a youth participant see the accomplishment in “showing up” even when the competition doesn’t go the way they hoped and prepared for?
Please join SMBA Coaches Ross & Rosy and Shannon Walton of Ultimate Mental Edge Sports Psychology for an informative evening focusing on youth competition. Shannon will lead us in a discussion about the pressures to perform and overcoming stress with panelist Dylan Conte, professional Down Hill and Enduro Racer, and Elle Anderson, 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Champion. Shannon will share her work and offer attendees tools to manage stress to improve focus and concentration and mental resiliency. Panelist will share their experiences with competition and the mental skills they employ to maintain a healthy focus.
This discussion is appropriate for youth athletes, parents and coaches. Although guest speakers compete in cycling, the information gained through this discussion is helpful to other competitive disciplines.
FREE Discussion, but please preregister at stowemtb.com/registerThis discussion is appropriate for youth athletes, parents and coaches.
Shannon has joined the SMBA team and is available to work with athletes on an individual basis. Her practice, Ultimate Mental Edge, focuses on the mind, body and soul to provide a complete holistic approach to your training.
Visit: http://www.ultimatementaledge.com for more information on Shannon’s practice.