How was the first interactive training
My daughter has been practicing figure skating for 3 years in Montreal. Recently, the coach told everyone to keep a journal for their training and write in it what they would like to improve.
The girls from my daughter’s team all brought their journals obediently, however, Nastya (my daughter), didn’t understand its purpose. She wouldn’t bring it along with her to the training sessions and wouldn’t fill it properly.
It’s been over 12 years that I help and support my son in his football career along with his peers. The moment Nastya showed interest in figure skating, I began to help her as well. My wife, who has a teaching degree and myself know how useful and beneficial a journal can be for a child.
We decided to create a journal for our daughter that would be interesting, useful and easy to use. We spoke to Nastya’s trainer and established a journal methodologically based.
Nastya started actively participating in the creation with us. She came up with ideas and drew female skater figures, which we brought to a designer and made it appear on the journal.
Now, she shows a lot of interest in working with the journal, and I’m no longer worried about my child’s development.
What does the journal include?
What are the benefits for the athlete?
Creative thinking development
Focus on positive
Become organized and disiplined
Goal setting for better progression
Deepen understanding of yourself and personal development
Increase of the mental engagement
Increase of the self-esteem
How the journal will help my kid?
Claudine Vidal, Gymnastic
In my opinion, the journal “My Athletic Notebook” is a fantastic idea that will allow athletes to better understand their sporting career and observe their evolution, while being conscious of their accomplishments. It is really interesting to note that this book is adapted to many different sports and that athletes can write down many related things to them; their objectives and successes, for instance. As an ex-gymnast, I know how crucial it is for athletes to be monitored throughout their career. It is an unique book that guides athletes in their success path.
Brian Horcicak, Taekwondo
This journal is good for all ages because it helps them organize themselves to do what is needed to become a champion. It lets them know what is needed to become one. Mental and physical exercises will help the athletes them along the way. Also, The exercises of writing down your goals and your achievements will help you memorize them. It’s a great book not only for sport but also for life.
This journal helps me write my goals before training and assess myself before and after matches. It’s very interesting when you watch how you evaluated yourself and how you actually played the match. The fan zone and words of support are very useful throughout the season. I like this journal very much.