Canadian Freestyle Skiier, Sochi 2014
"The most important thing for me is to find a balance between my personal life and ski life. My community, friends and family are really important to me ant there's nothing better then spending time with them to bring myself together. When it comes to skiing, I have a tendency to not put much pressure on myself and have no expectations, which I personally find helps me the most. I mean every contest can't be perfect and we all make mistakes, that's why there's always a next one."
INTERVIEW WITH JOANNA QUARRY
Canadian Women’s National Ultimate Team,
Gold, World Championships Germany, 2000,
Sports Hall of Fame
We used mental training in our bid to win Gold at the World Championships. Each day, our coach would give us an “intention” for that game. I remember receiving a piece of paper with a word and its description and how to use it to the best of our ability. For example, “focus” was used once and for me it was a very powerful and intense piece of information that I could use as a player, bring it to the table and ultimately it would become part of our team. Everyone on our team received the same page with the same info, going into the game. This way, we could take it into our own role as an individual and put it into the team. Because of this, we played as a cohesive team and went on to become the first Canadian team to win gold at the World Championships.
Creating Peak Performances
"If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." Tonny Lasorda