These are tough times for everyone, including athletes. Consider these suggestions from Lindsay Shaw, Sport Psychophysiologist/Sport Psychologist with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. While the article was prepared for athletes training for the Tokyo Olympics, we think they apply to BSF winter athletes, too. These are ways to keep a routine and build a good foundation for functioning in uncertain times.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. (She gives you the neuroscience behind these suggestions and why they're so important.)
The bullet points:
And please, reach out to your coaches for support. They're here for you.
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