How would it change your game if you could compete with confidence? Knowing, without a doubt, as you stepped out to compete that you’re in top shape.
Not just physically but mentally.
Imagine standing in front of your competition.
No butterflies in your stomach making you queasy and sweaty before the game even starts.
Your mind is clear and centred.
You’re not distracted by debilitating thoughts and insecurities. You’re completely calm, cool, and focused. You know your game plan inside and out.
You’re excited for the challenge.
Hey I’m Rachel.
As a 3x Gold Medal athlete and High-Performance Coach, I know first hand all the tricks your mind can play on you. I also know how to get past them.
In 2017 I won three Gold medals playing field hockey at the World Masters Games, in the New Zealand 35s team and when we won the New Zealand 35s Masters competition.
But that was just 2017. I’ve been playing sports and competing all my life. Backyard cricket, competitive swimming, racing with (or away from) my brother on my bike. I’m naturally competitive. I think I get it from my Mum… we have handstand competitions at family dinners.
When I was 16 I got the opportunity to play goalie for my school hockey team. The first game I ever played in goal we lost 14-0 and I had the best time. It changed my life and I’ve never looked back. I’ve since gone on to play in New Zealand’s highest domestic level competition, represent New Zealand in the 35s age group as well as other representative teams.
“It has to get through ten other players before it gets to you”
People always tell me that the ball has to get through 10 other people on the hockey field before it gets to me. My response is always “But that’s my job”.
As a goalkeeper, my sole purpose is to stand at the back so when ten other people screw up I’m the person there to clean up the mess. I’m there to get the ball back to them so they can go score at the other end.
It’s my job to save it.
That’s the only reason I’m on the field.
Other people get to make mistakes. If I make a mistake, or f*ck up, the opposition scores and and we lose the game.
My mental strength has become the most vital component of my game.
It’s a skill I’ve had to learn. I’m a much better player now in my 30s than I ever was in my 20s. As an athlete in my mid-30s I’ve learned through years of trial and error that it’s your mental strength that will take you from being mediocre to being successful.
Your mental strength isn’t just the difference between you winning and losing, it’s the difference between you being mediocre or being your best.
If you want specific help moving past your fear of failure, or the feeling of not being good enough, by strengthening your mental game OR if you want to speed up your success implementing this guide so you can perform at your best, don’t hesitate. Contact me here.