The mental aspects of racing are an essential part of a rider’s overall preparation. Many times we have seen riders who were well prepared both technically and physically fall apart on race day due to excessive nervousness or a lack of focus. Our mental skills program involves helping riders race better by remaining focused, determined, confident and in control under pressure.
Specifically each rider will learn how to develop:
- Focus (pre-start and start routines, flow states, distraction control)
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies
Paul Bevan-Thomas is our Mental Skills Coach at MTF. He has a wealth of experience providing mental skills to elite professional and amateur athletes and has been with us since 2005. He has a Masters degree in Sport Psychology from Florida State University