ADHD, coaching, figure skating, neurodiverse athletes, neurodiversity, Uncategorized

Coaching Neurodiverse Athletes

So in an effort to save my fellow coaches some time as they work with athletes that may have these invisible disabilities, I thought I'd compile a list of the things I've experienced and information I've researched in an effort to better help YOU help YOUR students.

coaching, figure skating

Feedback: The Highs, the Lows and the In-Betweens

It's not an understatement to say that the ability to give positive, timely and helpful feedback in the right manner at the right time can be a game changer for young athletes and differentiates the good coaches from the best coaches.

Neuroatypical Kids

Walking a Tightrope Between Parent of a Child with ADHD and Dance Mom

And I feel that these particular teachers need to be aware that some of their dancers are not good with always being told negative things with no positive to balance them, or being singled out publicly when they are corrected. This is hard to handle for a neurotypical athlete, let alone an athlete with my daughters issues.


A Product Review of the “Mindful Powers” App

Product:  Mindful Powers App for iOS Devices Price:  Free with In App Purchases of $4.99 Cheapest Place to Buy:  Apple App Store My Rating: 20/10 Overview:  If I could be in LOVE with an App, I would be in love with THIS APP.  For years as a competitive skating coach, I have had to consistently… Continue reading A Product Review of the “Mindful Powers” App