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