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Return To Sport. But Not So Fast. . .

Has anyone seen what’s going on in television these days? SPORTS ARE BACK. NBA playoffs have started, MLB is swinging, the NHL is dropping the puck, and the Premier League is underway.

Now, how about your sport?

Things are starting up again, and that is exciting. However, we can’t let this excitement get the best of us because extreme joy can cause costly mistakes. . .

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Discipline and Decision-Making

I live in Squamish, BC, an outdoor playground. It’s nestled between the mountains and ocean, about 1hr from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s home to mountain bikers, skiers, boarders, climbers, kayakers, kite surfers, and snowmobilers—you name it, this town does it.

We are lucky while everyone is encouraged to #stayhome, self-isolate, and avoid public facilities, because mild temperatures and a vast ‘backyard’ make it so that we can keep active and distant. However, a concerning issue is the large number of people hitting the trails. The number of mountain bikers has substantially increased and snowmobile access to the backcountry is still wide open…

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The Risk of ‘Taking it Easy’

I live in Squamish, BC, an outdoor playground. It’s nestled between the mountains and ocean, about 1hr from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s home to mountain bikers, skiers, boarders, climbers, kayakers, kite surfers, and snowmobilers—you name it, this town does it. We are lucky while everyone is encouraged to #stayhome and avoid public facilities because mild temperatures and a vast ‘backyard’ make it so that we can keep active and distant. However…

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New Year, New Me. What does that even mean?

2020 is here, and we have entered a new decade! At this time of year, you’re probably reflecting on the past year (or maybe the past ten) and thinking about the year ahead (or the next ten). Are you setting new goals? What about the ever-daunting New Years’ resolutions?

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Extending the Self-Trigger Technique: Breathing isn’t just for Yogis

Breathing is a critical component of the Self-trigger CERT and self-regulation. In an intense, high-risk situation, you can actively steady your breath to re-energize and re-focus. In this article, we are going to highlight nasal breathing and the box breath as an extension of the Self-trigger technique.

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If You Can’t Play, You Can’t Perform.

Are you like me, one of those coaches that plays the sport you coach?

I’m a freestyle ski coach who enjoys being an athlete from time to time. It can be a challenge wearing both hats, or perhaps better said, it can be a challenge knowing when to wear your ‘athlete hat’ vs. your ‘coaching hat.’

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