-Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a top level gymnast and how they prepare mentally for competition?

Sometimes, they all seem so put together, it is hard to imagine that they struggle with fear, nerves in competition and the same thing as every other gymnast.

Florida Gator Leah Clapper is letting you in behind the scenes in her final season.

Stacie is teaching Leah the tools we use in our program and coaching Leah on the things that every gymnasts struggles with – fear in getting new skills, nerves in competition and how to enjoy meet season more without letting it take over her brain.

Gymnasts, have you ever felt disappointed about not getting to compete?
In this weeks Lessons with Leah, coach Stacie walks Leah through dealing with the disappointment of not getting to compete in the season opener of her final year. The lesson she realized she learned on the other side of it was so valuable, you really won’t want to miss it.

In this episode we cover:
-Why Leah didn’t compete in the season opener.
-Being able to feel multiple emotions at once – and how to focus your brain on the one you want.
-Why doing what you say you will do in everyday life helps you in competition.
-How you can practice that to build confidence for competing.
-Leah’s current challenge in creating new habits and how it is helping her feel more confident.
-How to use visualization when you can’t train as many reps as you want.
-How to visualize when you are struggling with visualizing yourself successfully.

Tune in to help build a confident gymnastics mindset, deal with performance anxiety, focus on positive emotions and learn from Leah!