Mental Preparation for Competitive Gymnasts and High Level Athletes
In this class, students will learn tools to help them face the big moments in competition with confidence.
In this one-on-one class meeting that can be booked and rebooked as needed, students will share with Mr. D what their sport is, why they are competing in the sport, and what their specific goals are in the sport. The student will show video of competitions and/or practices, and they will share with Mr. D what their past experiences have been in competitions in the sport. Mr. D will listen and watch in order to gather information about the athlete in order to help the athlete with their...
Students will gain tools to handle the big moments in competition.
Mr. D is a former United States National Aerobic Gymnastics Championship Gold Medalist. After winning the nationals, Mr. D went on to coach, choreograph and train hundreds of other athletes who won gold medals at National and World Aerobic Gymnastic Championships. In 2009, he began traveling the world as an International FIG Level 3 Brevet Judge (Federation of International Gymnastics) based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has judged World Aerobic Gymnastic events in South Korea, Japan, Canada, United States, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria. Mr. D currently is a competitive tennis and pickle ball player, and is continuing to use the tools for mental strength and fortitude he has used throughout his life in Aerobic Gymnastics both to achieve his own goals and to help others achieve theirs.
Homework OfferedStudents need to be currently training with a coach in their hometowns and they must have a specific goal in mind. Students must be self-motivated. The drive and determination must be first within the student. This class will not work well for students whose parents are the main driver of participation in the sport.
4+ hours per week outside of class
Learner will need to bring a video of themselves in training or in competition at the very first meeting. In subsequent meetings, more video may be needed as we continue to work to improve our mental approach to competing.
Students need to be currently training with a coach in their hometowns and they must have a specific goal in mind. Students must be self-motivated. The drive and determination must be first within the student. This class will not work well for students whose parents are the main driver of participation in the sport. Students must have video of them competing or training in the sport, and they must bring that video to our first meeting.
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Meet the teacher
*I am passionate about music, singing, performing, Broadway shows, and issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community. *My classes are designed for Homeschool teens and 'tweens and for students who are in school and are looking for enrichment. I taught...
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