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PerformHappy with Rebecca Smith

I’m Rebecca Smith, your podcast host, and High Performance Coach. I’m Director of Complete Performance Coaching and founder of The #PerformHappy Community.Maybe you’re a gymnast with a fear of going backwards. A swimmer who can’t seem to go any faster. Or a parent who is clueless about how to help your child succeed. You might be stepping up to tougher competition and looking to raise your game. Whether you're struggling with a mental block, or you just had the best season of your life, this podcast is for you.Kids need resources to deal with the pressure of competition, but they don’t necessarily want it to be their coach or parents.I teach parents, coaches, and adolescent/teen athletes of all abilities how to achieve their personal best. These are the tips and mental toughness strategies that my clients tell me help them most.I also provide insights for parents and coaches who want to support their kids and their teams.Performing well is a blend of hard work, skill and mental toughness. I’ll teach you how to use all 3 to be the best athlete you can, and have FUN competing in your sport. Mental skills translate to all areas of your life. When kids learn skills to cope with stress & emotion in a sport context, they become better prepared to thrive in school and beyond.Join me each week as I help people reach peak performance and maximum enjoyment.

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Building Unshakeable Self-Belief with Elite Cheerleader Hailey D’Lynn Smith
In this episode, we dive into the remarkable journey of Hailey D’Lynn Smith, who went from an energetic gymnastics beginner to a celebrated cheerleader, clinching the title of 2021 Texas Cheerleader of the Year. Starting gymnastics at two, Hailey transitioned to cheerleading despite injuries and no prior experience in the sport, showcasing her sheer determination and resilience.Hailey's story emphasizes the power of self-belief and mindset in overcoming obstacles and achieving greatness. She shares how confidence and a strong sense of self-propelled her through the ranks, even when starting from scratch in cheerleading. Join us as Hailey discusses the lessons learned and the mindset that helped her become a champion, providing invaluable insights for anyone looking to build unshakeable self-belief.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Hailey D’Lynn Smith talk about:Hailey D’Lynn Smith Gymnastics Career, injuries, and Transition to Cheerleading.Determination and Dedication.How to Overcome Fear and Pressure in Cheerleading and Gymnastics.Hailey’s Tips For Mental Preparation.The Dark Side of Perfectionism. The Importance of Mindset. Mastering Confidence.“You don't get the trophy at the competition, you win the trophy at practice. You just pick the trophy up at the competition.” - Hailey D’Lynn SmithHailey D’Lynn Smith’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hailey_dlynn/?hl=enHailey D’Lynn Smith’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@hailey_dlynnHailey D’Lynn Smith’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@hailey_dlynnIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
44:22 4/2/24
Building Flexibility the Right Way with Shelby McNamara
In our latest episode of the PerformHappy podcast, we sit down with Shelby McNamara a former American rhythmic gymnast on the USA National Team and the founder of FlexAbilities, a flexibility training program for dancers, figure skaters, and gymnasts. Her flexibility training program combines flexibility, strength, and ballet technique.Shelby's story is one of resilience and determination, from her late start in rhythmic gymnastics to her innovative approach to training. Her journey into the world of sports began at the age of five, driven by a dream to wear the national team jacket. Despite setbacks and changes in sports, her determination never wavered. Transitioning through gymnastics, diving, and figure skating, Shelby finally found her passion in rhythmic gymnastics. Her journey to elite training in Chicago was marked by long hours and rigorous practices, shaping her understanding of dedication and discipline.Reflecting on her experiences, Shelby recognized the need for a healthier approach to flexibility training. Drawing from her own journey, she developed FlexAbilities, focusing on proper technique and respect for the body's limits. Her method emphasizes safety and body awareness, moving away from harmful practices prevalent in the past.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Shelby McNamara talk about:Shelby’s Journey to the USA National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. What Does Rythmic Training and Stretching Look Like?A New Approach to Increasing Flexibility.Tips and Strategies to Improve Flexibility in Extremely Tight Powerhouse Gymnasts.Examples of Stretches and Routines to Achivce All Three Splits.Shelby McNamara’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shelby.flexabilities/?hl=enShelby McNamara’s Website: https://www.flex-abilities.com/Shelby McNamara’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UOBpDG6THsjswsVE4fTngIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
41:31 3/26/24
Positive Coaching at the Highest Level of Gymnastics with Cleo Washington
Today’s episode I'm thrilled to share with you a captivating gymnastics coaching journey, featuring none other than the remarkable Cleo Washington. I Cleo shares her experiences and expertise gained over 20 years in the gymnastics coaching world, where she has coached World Champion Morgan Hurd, national team member Kaliya Lincoln, and the promising Olympic hopeful, Nola Matthews. But beyond the accolades, Cleo's approach stands out for its emphasis on mental health and athlete wellbeing.In our conversation, Cleo shares her philosophy on finding the balance between nurturing compassion and fostering excellence. She explains how creating a supportive environment is paramount to unlocking the full potential of athletes and guiding them out of their comfort zones with positivity and empathy. We explore the intricacies of communication, resilience, and staying present amidst the pursuit of audacious goals.I couldn't help but feel inspired by her commitment to excellence with empathy. Her words serve as guidance for coaches and athletes alike, reminding us that true success goes beyond winning medals—it's about the meaningful impact we make on others' lives.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Cleo Washington talk about:Cleo Washington’s Coaching Journey.Fostering Young Athletes' Voices. Balancing Big GoalsHelping Gymnasts Overcome Fear and Anxiety.2 Key Elements to Build a Supportive Gymnastics Culture.Crafting Connections in Gymnastics Coach-Parent Communication.Trust, Transparency, and Triumph.Cleo Washington’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ohhclee/Cleo Washington’s Website: https://bestdarngymnastics.com/events/womentum/Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
48:40 3/19/24
Dealing with Pressure with Olympic Gymnast Sam Oldham
In today's PerformHappy podcast, join me in a conversation with Sam Oldham, a key member of the 2012 bronze medal-winning Great Britain Men's Gymnastics Team. Now a gymnastics coach and a new dad, Sam opens up about the intense pressure of chasing an Olympic dream, discussing the weight of expectations, imposter syndrome, and the emotional challenges he faced.Reflecting on pivotal moments and the toll on his mental health, Sam shares his journey, shedding light on the often-overlooked aspect of mental health in elite sports. As a coach and parent, Sam offers valuable insights for parents navigating the world of gymnastics, emphasizing communication and recognizing when to seek help.Don't miss Sam's practical tips on sustaining the Olympic dream without succumbing to pressure— from avoiding burnout to fostering a consistent senior career. Tune in for an episode that goes beyond the sport, providing inspiration and guidance for athletes and parents alike. In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Sam Oldham talk about:Parental Support and Influence in a Gymnast's Career.Mastering the Art of Handling Pressure in Gymnastics.Overcoming Fear in Gymnastics Competitions.Setting Goals and Managing Expectations in Sports.Sam Oldham’s Career Struggles and Lessons Learned.The Impact of Childhood Trauma and ADHD on Athletic Performance. Advice for Overcoming Mental Blocks.Mental Preparation for Gymnastics Skills.Sam Oldham’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXxJb2BOXfwSam Oldham’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldham93?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==Sam Oldham's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-sam-oldham-podcast/id1670206588Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
57:01 3/12/24
Helping Keep Kids in Sports with D1 Gymnast Kirsten Medeiros
Today on the Perform Happy Podcast join me for an inspiring chat with Kirsten Medeiros, a former D1 gymnast, coach, and dedicated mom. She's the force behind a nonprofit ensuring every child, regardless of financial challenges, can pursue their sports dreams.Kirsten shares wisdom from her gymnastics journey, discussing discipline, empathy, and valuable life lessons. As a gymnastics mom, she understands the hurdles families face. Her nonprofit dismantles financial barriers, fostering inclusivity and talent growth.Discover the story behind Kirsten's initiative – born out of a need for a charity dedicated to keeping kids in sports. It's not just about physical benefits but nurturing personal growth, resilience, and life skills through sports.Tune in to hear Kirsten's insights on creating stability for kids during crises and the inclusive approach of her initiative. A mission to make a difference in as many kids' lives as possible.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Kirsten Medeiros talk about:Nurturing Passion, Overcoming Challenges, and Finding Empowerment in Sports.How to Navigate Emotional Struggles, Overcome Financial Barriers, and Foster Resilience.What is the Lineup Foundation Charity?Balancing being a Sports Parent with Self-Care, Embracing Failure and Seeking Support.The Lineup Foundation Website: https://www.thelineupfoundation.com/The Lineup Foundation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lineupfoundationIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
31:39 3/5/24
Coaching Happy Olympians with Canadian National Team Coach David Kikuchi
In today's episode of the PerformHappy podcast, I am thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with the remarkable Canadian National Team Coach, David Kikuchi. A two-time Olympian himself and the guiding force behind Ellie Black's journey to three Olympics, Kikuchi is widely recognized as the "Lord of the Rings" and "The King of Consistency." Join me as we delve into his extraordinary career and explore the invaluable lessons he shares on achieving greatness in sports.David Kikuchi's achievements in the world of gymnastics are nothing short of legendary. Hitting 49 out of 49 successful routines in five World Championships, Kikuchi has not only proven his prowess as an athlete but has also carved a niche for himself as a distinguished coach. His dedication to the sport is evident through the numerous accolades earned by his athletes, most notably with Ellie Black's impressive Olympic journey.What sets this episode apart is the insight it provides into Kikuchi's coaching philosophy. He exemplifies that greatness is not achieved through strict discipline alone but through cultivating a culture of patience, love, and kindness. Aspiring athletes and coaches alike will find invaluable lessons on how to foster a positive and supportive environment, ultimately leading to success in and out of the gym.David Kikuchi's journey and insights serve as a beacon of inspiration for anyone striving to excel in gymnastics pursuits. Join us on this enlightening exploration of the mind and heart of a coach who has not only shaped champions but has done so with a spirit of unwavering positivity.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and David Kikuchi talk about:Mastering Consistency and Trust in Gymnastics.David’s Top Tips on Trust, Competitions, and Mental Resilience.The Patient Approach to Coaching Gymnastics.Tailoring Coaching Approaches for Gymnast Goals.Overcoming Mental Blocks in Gymnastics.How Olympians Ellie Black Navigated Tricky Gymnastics Skills and Mental Blocks.Strategies for Coaching Gymnasts with Mental Blocks.Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
46:13 2/20/24
Raising Confident Humans - A Conversation with Gymnastics Coach Peterson Pierre
In today's PerformHappy Podcast episode, we take a different approach in anticipation of the upcoming release of my book, "Parenting Through Mental Blocks." Rather than hosting, I had the privilege of being the interviewee, engaging in a focused conversation with gymnastics coach Peterson Pierre on his podcast, Heated Conversations. With over a decade and a half of coaching experience, Peterson has worked with athletes ranging from young adolescents to Division 1 collegiate programs. As a former two-sport Division 3 athlete himself, his passion for people shines through in his commitment to helping individuals achieve their life goals by drawing on the lessons learned from sports. Owner of Heat Performance, Peterson's mission is to teach and enhance athletes' overall athleticism through diverse training methods, fostering improvement in both sports and life. His purpose is to walk alongside athletes, serving as an example so they can lead the current generation and those to come.We cover a range of topics, including mental blocks, my personal sports background, and practical tips for both parents and coaches. The episode aims to give you a practical look at what you can expect from the strategies discussed in my book, which is being released on February 29th.For those seeking more information and the opportunity to pre-order the book, please visit:https://completeperformancecoaching.com/bookTune in for a balanced discussion that delves into practical solutions for navigating the challenges associated with mental blocks. In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Peterson Pierre talk about:How to Navigate Gymnastics and Parenting.Understanding Athletes' Emotions, Shift from Fear to Solutions.Positive Discipline in Gymnastics Coaching. Encouraging Ownership and Embracing Failure.Coaching Gymnastics with Fun and Productivity. Tips on How to Communicate with and Empowering Athletes. The Dangers of Labelling Athletes with “Potential”.Simple 3-Step Strategy for Mental Block Success.The Secret to Overcoming Self-Doubt.Mental Training for Athletes.How to Master a Growth Mindset.Peterson Pierre’s Website: Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
72:50 2/13/24
Dreaming Big with Olympian Danusia Francis-Reed
Welcome back to another episode of PerformHappy! Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to an extraordinary individual whose journey embodies the essence of dreaming big and achieving even bigger. In this episode, I have the honor of sitting down with none other than Danusia Francis-Reed – an Olympian whose remarkable story will undoubtedly inspire you to reach for the stars.Danusia Francis-Reed's accolades speak volumes about her prowess in the world of gymnastics. A former UCLA superstar, she graced the Olympic stage, representing not just one, but two different countries. Her journey is a testament to the resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment required to pursue one's dreams relentlessly.Throughout our conversation, Danusia will impart invaluable insights into the transformative power of setting a vision and cultivating ambitious goals. From her experiences as an elite athlete to navigating the intricate dynamics of international competition, Danusia's wisdom is bound to resonate with each and every one of you, regardless of your pursuits.We delve into the intricacies of visualization, goal-setting, and the unwavering belief in oneself – elements that have been instrumental in Danusia's journey towards excellence. Through her personal anecdotes and profound reflections, listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the mindset required to overcome obstacles and carve out a path towards success, both on and off the mat.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Danusia Francis-Reed talk about:How a Young Gymnast Quickly Became an Olympian The Inspiring Journey of Danusia Francis-Reed.Navigating Highs and Lows: Parental Support in Gymnastics Journeys.Nurturing Personal Growth in Gymnastics.Vision Boards, Affirmations, and Goal Setting.Resilience and Self-Compassion for Gymnasts.Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Olympic Dreams.Tips for Conquering Mental Blocks from Danusia Francis-ReedDanusia Francis-Reed’s Website: https://danusiafrancis.co.uk/Danusia Francis-Reed’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danusiafrancisIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
47:19 2/7/24
Overcoming Mental Blocks with Dave Diggle
In today’s new episode of the PerformHappy podcast, we'll be delving into the world of mental performance with none other than the incredible Dave Diggle. Dave, an international gymnast turned mental performance coach, specializes in working with high-stakes sports athletes, helping them conquer their fears and overcome mental blocks.In this episode, we're taking a deep dive into actionable strategies that can make a significant difference in your athletic journey, whether you're an aspiring athlete or a seasoned pro.What causes mental blocks in the first place? Dave sheds light on the triggers and roots of these challenges, offering valuable perspectives that can help you understand and navigate through your own mental obstacles.Prevention is key, and Dave shares some invaluable tips on how to proactively tackle mental blocks before they even have a chance to take root. He also shares tips and strategies to enhance your overall effectiveness as an athlete. Whether you're looking to improve your focus, boost your confidence, or enhance your mental game, this episode is packed with gold nuggets that can elevate your performance.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Dave Diggle talk about:What Causes Mental Blocks?Unlocking Mental Blocks in Gymnastics through Imagery and Communication.Mastering Mental Preparation Through Personalized Triggers.Mental Training Strategy for Athletes to Overcome Fear and Improve Performance.Athlete Empowerment Through Journaling and Data Analysis.Nurturing Champions, A Holistic Approach to Athlete Well-being and Growth.Dave Diggle’s Website: www.smartmind.comDave Diggle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave_diggle_smartmind?igsh=cTlqdTB0bGcwZDIyReady to help your athlete overcome fears and mental blocks while gaining unstoppable confidence? Discover the transformative power of PerformHappy now. If your athlete is struggling or feeling left behind, it's time for a change. Are you ready? For more info and to sign up: PerformHappy.comIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
48:59 1/23/24
Learning from Successes and Setbacks with Elite Gymnast Denelle Pedrick
In today's episode, I'm thrilled to bring you an insightful conversation with the exceptionally talented Canadian elite gymnast and national team member, Denelle Pedrick. This episode is packed with valuable lessons from both the highs and lows of her gymnastics journey.In the competitive world of gymnastics, setbacks are inevitable, but Denelle's perspective on how to turn these challenges into opportunities for growth is truly inspiring. She shares her personal experiences, highlighting the resilience and mental toughness required to navigate the intricate dance between success and setbacks in the pursuit of excellence.She was part of the first Canadian gymnastics team to clinch a medal at the World Championships, Denelle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the dedication, teamwork, and sheer determination that went into this groundbreaking accomplishment. Denelle also sheds light on what it’s like training alongside teammate Ellie Black. So, whether you're a gymnastics enthusiast, an athlete in another discipline, or simply someone hungry for uplifting stories, this episode of PerformHappy with Denelle Pedrick is sure to leave you with valuable insights and a renewed sense of determination. Tune in, be inspired, and embrace the lessons from both the successes and setbacks on the road to greatness!In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Denelle Pedrick talk about:Denelle Pedrick's Unconventional Journey to Elite Gymnastics and Overcoming Injuries.What it’s like Training with Olympian Ellie Black.The Impact of Positive vs Negative Coaches and Environments on Athlete Success.How Canada Won their First Team World Medal with Positivity and Teamwork.Tips for Navigating Injuries in Gymnastics.Mastering the Mind: Denelle's Top 3 Tools for Mental Preparation in Gymnastics.How Denelle Overcame Her Mental Blocks.Denelle Pedrick’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/denellepedrick?igsh=dXdmbnJ3eXh1ZXo4Nellynastix Recovery Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nellynastix?igsh=MXByNWtnaTVzZ2Z4eQ==Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
38:17 1/16/24
Finding your Fire With Elite Gymnast Sophia Campana
Today, we've got a special treat for you as we dive into the world of passion, determination, and resilience with none other than elite gymnast Sophia Campana.In this episode, Sophia shares incredible stories from her journey as she pursued her dream of becoming an Italian national team member, all while being a girl from Colorado. It's a tale of overcoming odds and proving that dreams know no boundaries.Sophia's passion for gymnastics shines through as she discusses how the sport became her anchor during the toughest moments in her life. Her journey is not just about athletic achievement but also about the invaluable life lessons that gymnastics has taught her.However, a quick note of caution – this episode touches upon some tough subjects, including Sophia's observations of abusive coaching in her training. We want you to approach this conversation with care, as it might evoke strong emotions. It's essential to prioritize your well-being while listening.Tune in now to catch this compelling episode, and let us know what resonates with you the most. Remember, your journey is unique, and your fire is waiting to be found.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Sophia Campana talk about:Conquering Challenges in Gymnastics Training and Elite Team Selection.Igniting the Flame: Overcoming Language Barriers and Pursuing Passion in the Face of Doubt.Gymnastics, Obedience, and the Culture of Compliance.Unmasking the Shadows of Gymnastics Culture, Anxiety, and the High Cost of Success.Can Excellence Thrive with Kindness and Respect? Exploring Elite Gymnastics Coaching and Motivation.Mental preparation for Gymnastics Competitions.Empower your athlete to conquer fears and build unshakable confidence with PerformHappy. If your athlete struggles in competition, battles mental blocks, or dreams big, PerformHappy is the solution. Join now for just $29 in the first month (new PH members only) and enjoy the exclusive Competition Confidence Bootcamp starting on 1/15. Don't miss this chance to transform their mental game. Doors open from 1/5 at 6 pm to 1/10 at 9 pm Pacific. Act now at PerformHappy.comSophia Campana’s Instagram: httpsIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
45:04 1/9/24
Culture Practices That Keep Kids in Sports Longer with Coach Vahid and Coach John-Mark from Unify Athletics
If you're intrigued by Coach Vahid and Coach John-Mark's coaching journey and the secrets behind gymnastics success, don't miss my conversation with the incredible mentor Coach Jackie (Jaclyn Riemer), which you can find here: https://youtu.be/K-4X7JLVs2U?si=iDHr4lyVRYgGe82NWelcome back to another exciting episode of PerformHappy Podcast! Today, I'm thrilled to bring you insights from two exceptional coaches, Vahid and John-Mark from Unify Athletics. These dynamic coaches have created a gymnastics culture that not only produces outstanding results but also fosters a sense of community that keeps athletes coming back for more. With 11 graduating seniors and eight juniors, they've cracked the code to keeping kids in sports longer. Let's dive into the secrets behind their success and learn how they've built a gym where athletes thrive and families are proud to be a part of the journey.Unify Athletics thrives on a culture that prioritizes community and athlete well-being. Both coaches stress the importance of teamwork and shared values. Coach Vahid emphasizes daily reminders that the gym exists because of the collective desire for it. This mindset keeps them grounded and dedicated to maintaining a positive coaching philosophy.If you're seeking the secrets to cultivating happy, healthy, and successful gymnasts, this podcast episode is a must-listen. Coaches Vahid and John-Mark from Unify Athletics share their unique journey, emphasizing the power of community, shared values, and a steadfast commitment to positive coaching. Tune in and unlock the blueprint for creating a gymnastics culture that keeps kids in the sport for the long haul. Happy listening!In this episode, Coach Rebecca, Coach Vahid, and Coach John-Mark talk about: Unveiling the Secrets to Longevity and Success in Gymnastics.The Gym Culture Blueprint: How to Create a Positive Atmosphere That Elevates Performance and Joy.How to Keep Teenage Gymnasts in the Sport Longer.Nurturing Well-Rounded Athletes: Youth Sports Philosophy and Role Dynamics.Decoding Roles and Responsibilities: The Gymnastics Team Success Formula.Fostering Growth Beyond Gymnastics with a 'Humans First' Mentality.Setting Standards but MaIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
43:37 1/2/24
How to Have the Best Competition Season Ever
In today's podcast episode, we're diving deep into the secrets of making this your best competition season ever. I’m thrilled to share some insights that can truly elevate your game and mindset.What Sets Elite Athletes Apart?Ever wondered what separates elite athletes from Olympic medalists? I'll be unraveling the key elements that make the difference and sharing how you can incorporate these lessons into your own performance journey.Quick Tips for Shining Under PressurePressure is part of the game, but it doesn't have to define your performance. Tune in for some quick and actionable tips that will empower you to shine when it matters most.Upcoming Free Challenge: Elevate Your Mental Game in 2024!Feeling ready to take your mental game to the next level this upcoming season? I've got something special for you! Join our FREE five-day challenge at the beginning of the year. We'll be rolling out five-minute actionable challenge activities designed to transform the way you approach your sport. Ready to dive in? Register at:completeperformancecoaching.com/challengeHit play and soak in the wisdom that could make this season a game-changer for you. Whether you're an aspiring athlete or a seasoned competitor, there's something here for everyone.Don't forget to share your thoughts and takeaways. I'd love to hear how these insights resonate with you!Ready to up-level your mental game in 2024? Register for the challenge and let’s make this season legendary.completeperformancecoaching.com/challengeLearn exactly what to say and do to guide your athlete through a mental block with my new book "Parenting Through Mental Blocks" Order your copy today: https://a.co/d/g990BurFollow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/complete_performance/ Join my FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/completeperformancecoaching/ Check out my website: https://completeperformancecoaching.com/Write to me! Email: rebecca@completeperformancecoaching.comReady to help your athlete overcome fears and mental blocks while gaining unstoppable confidence? Discover the transformative power of PerformHappy now. If your athlete is struggling or feeling left behind, it's time for a change. Are you ready? For more info and to sign up: PerformHappy.com
11:52 12/26/23
Avoiding Burnout with NCAA star, Elite gymnast and Mental Coach Briley Casanova
In today's episode, we are thrilled to have a very special guest, Briley Casanova, a former two-time USA Gymnastics National Team member and the esteemed team captain of the University of Michigan Gymnastics. Briley's unique journey, from elite gymnast to mental coach, has equipped her with unparalleled insights into the challenges young athletes face. One of Briley's specialties lies in cultivating relaxation under pressure. She unveils the secrets to staying calm and focused during crucial moments, ensuring athletes not only navigate pressure but thrive in it. Briley's wisdom extends beyond the gym, as she discusses the importance of balance and self-care to avoid burnout in adulthood.In this episode, Briley Casanova delivers practical advice and real-life anecdotes, making it a must-listen for gymnasts, coaches, and parents invested in the mental well-being and success of young athletes. So, join us as we explore the mental game with Briley, unraveling the secrets to performing at your peak and avoiding burnout in the pursuit of athletic excellence.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Briley Casanova talk about: 5 Tips for Avoiding Burnout in Gymnastics.How Better Sleep Can Prevent Mental Blocks.The Number 1 Thing Parents Need to Stop Doing Which is Hindering their Gymnasts Potential. Navigating Failure to Increase Personal Growth and Success.The Impact of Parenting and Commitment in Youth Sports.The Difference Between a Hard Season and Not Loving Your Sport. Overcoming Mistakes and Learning from Them. Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
43:29 12/19/23
Making Gymnastics a Better Place with Jaclyn Riemer
Welcome to a special episode of the PerformHappy Podcast! Today, I'm joined by the incredible Jacqueline Raymer, aka Gym Coach Jackie. Jaclyn is not only a coach with a fantastic sense of humor but also an inspiring adult gymnast reshaping the world of gymnastics. We dive into her journey, exploring her transition from coaching to re-entering competitive gymnastics as an adult.Our conversation is both entertaining and insightful, offering a glimpse into the dynamic world of Gym Coach Jackie. We share the challenges and triumphs of working with young gymnasts, with Jaclyn's humor adding a refreshing touch to the rollercoaster of emotions.Jaclyn opens up about her mission to make gymnastics a better place, discussing the importance of creating a positive environment for young athletes. Her dedication to fostering a healthier and more supportive gymnastics community is truly inspiring. Join us in following Gym Coach Jackie for laughter and insights into the world of gymnastics!In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Jaclyn Riemer talk about: Gym Coach Jackie’s Gymnastics Journey, Mental Blocks, and Coaching.From Coaching to Competing, Embracing Individuality.How gymnastics can prioritize mental health for thriving athletes.Breaking Limits, Fostering Confidence, and Embracing Diversity in SkillsInclusivity in Gymnastics Coaching for Every Athlete, Regardless of Skill Level.https://instagram.com/gymcoach.jackie?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
35:38 12/12/23
Keeping Kids Safe in the Sport of Gymnastics with Lisa Mitzel
In today's episode, we're honored to host Lisa Mitzel, a former elite gymnast, four-time NCAA champion, and esteemed mental performance coach. Our conversation revolves around the critical theme of ensuring the safety of young gymnasts in this demanding sport, coupled with a deep dive into the complexities of mental performance.Lisa's journey in gymnastics, from her elite athlete days to coaching at Stanford, brings a wealth of firsthand experiences. Safety takes center stage in our discussion, where Lisa provides valuable insights into creating a secure training environment. From appropriate warm-ups to supervised practice, she advocates for a holistic approach that safeguards athletes and sets the groundwork for enduring success.Beyond physical safety, Lisa delves into the mental aspects of gymnastics. As a mental performance coach, she shares practical strategies for strengthening mental resilience, addressing everything from competition stress to overcoming setbacks. Her anecdotes and expertise illuminate the transformative impact of a robust mental game in gymnastics, offering a guiding light for athletes at all levels.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Lisa Mitzel talk about: How to Transform Gymnastics Culture.Empowering Gymnasts Through Decision-Making and Learning from Mistakes.Mental Health Education for Coaches. Fostering Autonomy.Unlocking Confidence with Essential Mental and Emotional Tools.Exploring Mental Training, Emotional Intelligence, and Resources from Lisa Mitzel.“You can't tell what's going on, on the inside when we are only looking at it from the outside.” Lisa Mitzel.References:Lisa Mitzel website:https://zentigermind.com/Dr. Lisa Damour - The emotional lives of teens:https://drlisadamour.com/books/the-emotional-lives-of-teenagers/Brené Brown PhD, The Gifts of Imperfection Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are:https://www.amazon.com.au/Gifts-Imperfection-Think-Supposed-Embrace/dp/159285849XIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
51:46 12/5/23
Performing Under Pressure with Retired Fighter Pilot Tammy Barlette
Welcome to another empowering episode of the PerformHappy Podcast! Today, I have the privilege of sitting down with the remarkable Tammy Barlette, a retired fighter pilot whose journey takes us from the skies to the gymnastics arena. Tammy not only brings her extensive experience as a fighter pilot but also her role as a former gymnast and a dedicated gymnastics mom.In our engaging conversation, Tammy shares invaluable insights into performing under pressure, overcoming fear, and conquering self-doubt. Whether you're an athlete, coach, parent, or a business professional, the wisdom Tammy imparts is universally applicable, offering actionable tips that you can incorporate into your life immediately.Our conversation delves into Tammy's experiences in the cockpit, where high-stakes situations are part of the job description. She shares how the principles of discipline, focus, and resilience that she honed as a fighter pilot are directly applicable to overcoming fear in any arena of life. Whether you're an athlete gearing up for a competition, a coach strategizing for a crucial game, or a professional preparing for a big presentation, Tammy's strategies will elevate your performance to new heights.I encourage you to take Tammy's lessons to heart. The skies may be vast, but the principles of performing under pressure are universal. Whether you're aiming for victory in the air or on the mat, Tammy Barlette's journey and wisdom remind us that we all have the power to soar to new heights.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Tammy Barlette talk about: How Mental Performance Training for Fighter Pilots can Help Gymnasts.Strategies for Success in High-Pressure Situations.Embracing Uniqueness and Setting Personal Goals.A Parent's Role in Supporting Individual Growth in Sports.Tammy’s Tips for Conquering Mental Blocks in Gymnastics.Flying and Flipping: Building Mental Toughness in Gymnastics Through Trust and Quick Decision-MakingMastering Mental Preparation for Gymnastics Competitions.Managing Negative Thoughts and Controlling One's Focus.To learn more about Tammy, her work, and confidence course:https://tammybarlette.com/Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
47:36 11/28/23
Coming Back Stronger After an Injury with Dr. Carl Bescoby
Welcome back to another empowering episode of the PerformHappy podcast! In today's installment, we dive into the realm of mental resilience, confidence, and growth after overcoming significant setbacks in sports and life. I'm thrilled to have the esteemed Dr. Carl Bescoby, PhD, MSc, BSc, CPsychol, HCPC, a seasoned psychologist with over 10 years of experience specializing in injury, health, wellbeing, and performance, as our guest.His mission is clear: to assist individuals in returning from setbacks not just physically recovered, but mentally stronger, more resilient, and more confident than ever before. His belief that injured athletes possess the innate desire to grow, learn, and reach their undiscovered potential fuels his passion for this transformative work.Dr. Carl Bescoby shares a wealth of knowledge and practical tools to empower you in your journey of coming back stronger after an injury. Whether you're currently facing a setback or simply want to equip yourself with the mental tools for future challenges, this episode is a must-listen.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Dr Carl Bescoby talk about: Injury psychology and rehabilitation strategies. Managing sports injury setbacks and maintaining a positive mindset.Mental training for injured athletes. Coping with disappointment and emotions.Navigating fear and anxiety during return to sports after injury.How to build back resilience. Breaking down goals into achievable stepsYour How-To Guide on healing with gratitude.To learn more about Dr. Carl Bescoby and his transformative work, visit his website at:https://www.theinjurypsychologist.com/ and follow him on Instagram @theinjurypsychologist  for regular insights and updates.Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
47:16 11/21/23
Raising Mentally Healthy Kids with Olympic Coach Cassie Rice
In our latest PerformHappy Podcast episode, I sit down with the illustrious gymnastics coach, Cassie Rice. Renowned for coaching Olympians and earning multiple Coach of the Year accolades, Cassie shares her insights on cultivating mentally healthy gymnasts. This episode is a goldmine of practical tips for coaches seeking to create a positive training environment. Cassie emphasizes the synergy between happiness and success in gymnastics, offering a roadmap for coaches to nurture not just high-performing athletes, but also joyful individuals. However, a sensitive subject warning: we delve into body image and the development of eating disorders. Please take care while listening. Join us for an inspiring conversation that transcends the world of gymnastics, promoting mental resilience and well-being for all.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Cassie Rice talk about: 00:00 Cassie Rice’s Coaching Journey.07:21 Child Athlete Development and the Vital Role of Consent.11:54 Coaching Methods and their Impact on Young Athletes. 17:47 Nurturing Mental Health in Gymnastics. 24:42 The Holistic Approach to Gymnastics Success.32:54 How Gymnastics Coaches Can Foster Growth and Confidence Amid Challenges.38:30 Why USA Gymnastics Needs to Improve its Culture and Education.“You don’t have to coach the way you were coached.” - Cassie Rice Listen now to discover how you can elevate your coaching approach and contribute to a healthier, happier gymnastics community!Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
42:37 11/14/23
Helping Kids Navigate the Pressure of Upcoming Competitions with the Help of one of Dr. Becky's Parenting Strategies
In today's episode of the PerformHappy podcast, we delve into the world of youth sports, a realm rife with pressure, competition, and the looming specter of disappointment. As parents, we're acutely aware of the unique challenges our young athletes, particularly gymnasts, face during this demanding season. Drawing inspiration from the pioneering work of child psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy, we explore innovative parenting strategies that offer a fresh perspective on supporting our young athletes as they navigate the tumultuous waters of their sport.The competition season can be a harrowing time for young gymnasts, where the weight of their goals, skill progression, and possible injuries can feel overwhelming. Many of these athletes invest so much of their identity in their sport, making their struggles all the more daunting. In this episode, we unravel Dr. Becky's solution, emphasizing the cultivation of awareness, resilience, and self-reliance in our children. We'll uncover how these tools can empower them to tackle the highs and lows of their athletic journey, equipping them not only for success in sports but also for a well-rounded, successful life.In this episode, Coach Rebecca talks about: Effective parenting strategies and imperfections.Helping kids navigate pressure and disappointment in sports. Coping with setbacks in life. Building resilience in children. Growth mindset.Emotional abuse in youth sports.If your coach doesn't listen to you get a better coach.Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Becky Kenddy:https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/59627738USA GYMNASTICS SAFE SPORT POLICY:https://maapp.uscenterforsafesport.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Gymnastics_-Policy-Final_Approved-12.15.21.pdfIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
33:42 11/6/23
Interview with Megan Ray - Learning to Trust Yourself
In this captivating podcast episode, I sit down with Megan Ray, a remarkable third-year Division One gymnast at UC Davis. Megan's story offers a refreshing perspective on the lives of elite athletes. She candidly shares her experiences with insecurity, reminding us that even the best athletes face moments of self-doubt. Megan's journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and self-belief, as she reflects on her path to learning to trust herself.One of the key takeaways from our conversation is the transformative role of finding the right coach. Mehan's transition from hating to loving the balance beam highlights the crucial importance of mentorship in any journey toward greatness. Her story is a source of hope and inspiration, reminding us that dreams, no matter how colossal, can be achieved by embracing vulnerability and seeking the right support system. Megan Ray's inspiring journey serves as a reminder that even champions face their inner battles and that it's through these struggles that they emerge stronger and shine brighter.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Megan talk about: 00:00 Megan’s Journey to College Gymnastics and Overcoming Confidence Struggles. 06:59 Perfectionism in gymnastics.11:09 Mental Hurdles and Finding Self-Worth Amidst the Pressure.15:37 Navigating Burnout.20:01 Tailoring Success: How Megan Modified her Gymnastics Routines for Confidence.24:48 Confidence-Building Strategies. 30:15 Building Mental Toughness and Trust for Gymnasts Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
42:53 10/30/23
Kinley's Journey Through a Mental Block: A Real-Life Success Story
On today's PerformHappy Podcast, we've got a truly special interview that you won't want to miss. We're diving into the world of mental blocks with one of my past clients and her mom, as they share their inspirational journey of overcoming the struggles that many athletes face. If you're currently battling fear, hesitancy, or any mental roadblocks in your athletic pursuits, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Join us as we explore Kinley and Allyson’s story, from hitting rock bottom to finding their way back to success.Kinley a 10-year-old level 8 gymnast and her mom, Allyson, were on the brink of giving up. They were stressed out, overwhelmed, and plagued by a nagging sense of self-doubt. It's that feeling of being trapped in a mental maze that's all too familiar for many athletes, especially gymnasts. But they didn't throw in the towel. Instead, they found the strength to push through and, in the process, learned valuable lessons that transformed their lives.If you're in need of a dose of hope, look no further. This is a real-life story of a young athlete who faced fear head-on, put in the effort, and emerged stronger on the other side. Kinley is living proof that with determination and the right mindset, you can conquer your mental blocks and achieve your goals. She's an amazing, resilient young girl, and her story is sure to inspire you.In this episode, Coach Rebecca, Kinley and Allyson talk about: Kinley's Journey Through a Mental Block. Scaling Confidence with the Confidence Ladder.Fear and Perseverance: Conquering Gymnastics Challenges.Self-Love Wisdom from a 10-Year-Old Gymnast.How to Build Gymnast's Confidence and Communication with Coaches.Empowering Kids to Overcome Fears and Building Confidence.Bouncing Back Kinley's Remarkable Transformation.Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
40:55 10/24/23
The #1 Reason Mental Blocks Keep Coming Back
Today on the PerformHappy podcast, I want to delve into the most significant obstacle that keeps mental blocks persistently resurfacing. This is the very reason that led me to quit gymnastics at the tender age of 14. I hope that by discussing it today, we can shed light on what's truly keeping your young athlete stuck, and more importantly, how to break free from this relentless cycle.So, what is the #1 reason that mental blocks keep coming back?For me, this reason manifested as a mental block so debilitating that it felt insurmountable. It's a feeling that many athletes can relate to, where the sport you once loved starts to feel like a burden. You may even consider quitting, just as I did.But there's hope. You don't have to surrender to the fear of failure. You can overcome mental blocks and reignite your passion for your sport. Mental blocks can be conquered, and your athlete's love for their sport can be rekindled. The journey may not be easy, but it's entirely worth it. Together, we can empower our young athletes to rise above their fears and rediscover the joy in their chosen sports.In this episode, Coach Rebecca talks about: 00:00 Overcoming perfectionism.04:52 How limiting beliefs in sport can hinder performance and potential.08:22 The negative impact of pressure on young athletes.12:54 Switching into a growth mindset.17:38 The key to mastering mental blocks in gymnastics.If you want to learn the step-by-step mental block breakthrough method, you can also check out my free training for sports parents. It's called How to Help Your Athlete Overcome Mental Blocks Without Being Too Controlling or Too Involved. You can register for that anytime at:https://event.webinarjam.com/register/11/xxl67agIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
24:59 10/16/23
Braie Speed Swann: A Gymnast's Journey from Elite Competitor to Empowering Coach
Warning: Today's episode discusses sensitive topics, including trauma and abuse in gymnastics. Listener discretion is advised.Today on the PerformHappy Podcast we have an incredible interview with Braie (Speed) Swann. Swann is not only a former elite gymnast but also a former D1 collegiate gymnast at the University of Arkansas, who has embarked on a transformative journey to become a head coach.Her refreshing directness and willingness to address sensitive issues, such as abuse in gymnastics, underscore her dedication to transforming the culture of the sport for the better. Swan's story serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us of the positive impact that determined individuals can have on their chosen fields.In this episode, Coach Rebecca and Braie talk about: Braie's gymnastics career, trauma, and advocacy.Coaching techniques and prioritizing athlete well-being. Creating a supportive gymnastics environment for children. Protecting children in sports from abuse and neglect.You can find more Braie (Speed) Swann on Instagram: ayybraiebraieIntroducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
48:44 10/10/23
Parenting Through Mental Blocks Day 2: Do's & Don'ts for Parents EP 300
Today Coach Rebecca continues the discussion from the last episode, addressing parents who are navigating the challenges of supporting their children through mental blocks. As parents, we have tremendous influence over our kids. Everything we say and do leaves an impact. Even our well-intentioned efforts can put on more pressure and discourage them.  “The way that you show up as a sport parent is demonstrating certain beliefs.” – Rebecca Smith  Drawing on her experience as a former athlete and a coach who has worked with athletes for decades, Coach Rebecca provides invaluable insights into the subtle ways parents can unknowingly create pressure that affects their children's performance.   Here are three of the points Coach Rebecca shares:  Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
24:25 9/23/23
Parenting Through Mental Blocks Day 1: How Simone Biles Overcame Her Mental Block (Twice!!) and How to Keep from Backsliding EP 299
In this episode, Coach Rebecca provides invaluable guidance for parents who are supporting athletes struggling with mental blocks. A mental block is a challenge where the athlete's mind and body fail to work together; the body is fully capable, but the mind stops the body.   “Mental block isn’t rational, but it is very real and very frustrating.”-Rebecca Smith  Using the remarkable journey and career of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles as an example, Coach Rebecca emphasizes several crucial points:  Mental blocks are a universal experience shared by every athlete, from beginners to Olympians. They are a part of the sports journey.  Learn exactly what to say and do to guide your athlete through a mental block with my new book "Parenting Through Mental Blocks" Order your copy today: https://a.co/d/g990BurFollow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/complete_performance/ Join my FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/completeperformancecoaching/ Check out my website: https://completeperformancecoaching.com/Write to me! Email: rebecca@completeperformancecoaching.comReady to help your athlete overcome fears and mental blocks while gaining unstoppable confidence? Discover the transformative power of PerformHappy now. If your athlete is struggling or feeling left behind, it's time for a change. Are you ready? For more info and to sign up: PerformHappy.com
21:39 9/16/23
How to Coach a Gymnast Through a Mental Block EP 298
Today Coach Rebecca delves into a topic that every athlete and coach encounter at some point: the dreaded mental block. We’ve all witnessed it – those moments when we look at our athletes and see how tough and capable they are, and we can see from the outside that what they’re going through is a perspective issue. But helping them get through it can be frustrating.  “You start with what you can do, and any progress forward is progress.” -Rebecca Smith  When we look into how perspective plays in overcoming mental blocks, often these challenges are less about physical ability and more about how the athlete perceives their progress.Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
25:37 8/12/23
Gymnastics Coaches: The RIGHT Way to Stop the Balking EP 297
Balking, also known as a mental block or a dip in confidence, occurs when an athlete struggles with a skill they’re fully capable of performing. Today Coach Rebecca responds to a coach's question about how to handle a student grappling with balking.   She shares her current philosophy and two-balk rule, which includes a private discussion follows the first balk, and then the athlete is done for the day after the second balk. She also discusses the reasons why athletes balk.  When balking happens, it reveals a fixed mindset, creating a black-and-white perspective. The brain perceives risk in the situation, triggering a fight, flight, or freeze response. It shows that the brain lacks confidence in the athlete's abilities, leading to a fear-based reaction rather than a rational one.  “When you freeze up on a skill, you hesitate. Learn exactly what to say and do to guide your athlete through a mental block with my new book "Parenting Through Mental Blocks" Order your copy today: https://a.co/d/g990BurFollow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/complete_performance/ Join my FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/completeperformancecoaching/ Check out my website: https://completeperformancecoaching.com/Write to me! Email: rebecca@completeperformancecoaching.comReady to help your athlete overcome fears and mental blocks while gaining unstoppable confidence? Discover the transformative power of PerformHappy now. If your athlete is struggling or feeling left behind, it's time for a change. Are you ready? For more info and to sign up: PerformHappy.com
21:40 8/5/23
How to Help Your Athlete When They're Struggling with Confidence (But They Don't Want Help) EP 296
As parents, we all want the best for our young athletes, especially when they're going through tough times. But what should you do if your child resists the help and guidance we offer? In this episode, Coach Rebecca addresses this common concern and provides valuable insights for parents seeking ways to understand and support their athletes effectively.  During their pre-teen and teenage years, it’s entirely normal for children to seek some distance from their parents. This developmental phase is marked by their quest for independence and the shaping of their identities. It's essential to recognize that their resistance might have a biological basis as their brains undergo significant changes during this period.  In some cases, kids may not even realize they need help. We need to allow them space to recognize when they can improve and understand when to ask for help. Instead of arguing with them when they insist everything’s fine, try to agree with them while gently encouraging deeper reflection on their situation. Give them the freedom to figure things out and learn from their experiences.  “Effort pointed in the wrong direction will actually decreaLearn exactly what to say and do to guide your athlete through a mental block with my new book "Parenting Through Mental Blocks" Order your copy today: https://a.co/d/g990BurFollow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/complete_performance/ Join my FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/completeperformancecoaching/ Check out my website: https://completeperformancecoaching.com/Write to me! Email: rebecca@completeperformancecoaching.comReady to help your athlete overcome fears and mental blocks while gaining unstoppable confidence? Discover the transformative power of PerformHappy now. If your athlete is struggling or feeling left behind, it's time for a change. Are you ready? For more info and to sign up: PerformHappy.com
16:20 7/29/23
Making Conditioning Fun with Gemma Coles EP 295
Today Coach Rebecca is talking with Gemma Coles. She’s the creator of the Shuffle Up Gymnastics game. Together they talk about her game, why she developed it and why fun is the secret to success.  Gemma shares her gymnastics coaching background. She’s always loved gymnastics and it’s been a fun part of her life. She had such good memories of her childhood gymnastics experiences she knew she wanted to be involved as a coach.  Coach Rebecca and Gemma also discuss coaching styes and why she wanted to coach the way she was coached, with an emphasis on fun.   Introducing my upcoming book: "Parenting Through Mental Blocks: How to Get Your Happy Athlete Back." Packed with insights and strategies, this book is a game-changer for navigating the challenges of mental blocks in sports. 📘 Launch Date: February 29, 2024Be the first to access exclusive early bird pricing by joining our launch list. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Visit completeperformancecoaching.com/book to secure your spot on the list. 
23:52 7/22/23