#201: Lessons Learned From Our Mom-Daughter Costa Rica Retreat That You Can Use with Your Own Athlete!

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Imagine watching your daughter ride her first wave in Costa Rica, her face lighting up with joy and newfound confidence.

This isn’t just a dream; it’s the transformative power of stepping out of your comfort zone.

Welcome back to the Raising Elite Competitors podcast! I’m Coach Bre, a mental performance coach for girl athletes. In this episode, Are you ready to unlock the secrets to raising a confident, mentally strong girl athlete? 🌟 This week on the Raising Elite Competitors podcast, we’re diving into the incredible lessons learned from our latest mom-daughter retreat in Costa Rica. Whether you’re new to the sports journey or have been navigating it for years, these insights are for you!

The Power of Surfing: Building Resilience on the Waves

Surfing is more than just a sport; it’s a lesson in resilience. 🏄‍♀️ The ocean is unpredictable, and each wave presents a new challenge. By learning to surf, daughters not only conquer their fears but also gain a sense of accomplishment. This experience translates into everyday life, teaching them to face obstacles head-on and bounce back from setbacks.

A Shared Journey: Strengthening the Mother-Daughter Bond

Our retreat emphasized the importance of shared experiences. 🌺 Moms and daughters participated in activities together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. From surfing to yoga, each moment was an opportunity to connect on a deeper level. This shared journey helps to build a stronger, more supportive relationship that can handle the ups and downs of daily life.

Yoga for Mental Clarity and Physical Strength

Yoga sessions at our retreat were not just about flexibility; they were about mental clarity and strength. 🧘‍♀️ Through guided yoga practices, moms and daughters learned techniques to calm their minds, focus their thoughts, and build physical strength. These yoga practices can be easily incorporated into daily routines, providing a powerful tool for managing stress and maintaining mental balance.

Mental Training: Tools for Life

The mental training sessions were a cornerstone of our retreat. 🧠 Participants engaged in exercises designed to enhance focus, build mental toughness, and cultivate a positive mindset. These tools are not just for sports; they are life skills that can help daughters excel academically, socially, and personally. By practicing these techniques regularly, they can develop a resilient mindset that will serve them throughout their lives.

Key Lessons from the Retreat

1. Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone is the Key to Growth

It’s a well-known fact, but seeing it in action is powerful. At our retreat, athletes and moms faced new challenges like surfing and waterfall repelling. These experiences brought up fears but also presented opportunities to develop bravery and resilience. Remember, growth doesn’t happen in comfort. Equip your daughter with the skills to embrace these moments of discomfort.

2. Invest in Your Daughter’s Confidence and Mental Game

The skills your daughter learns in sports aren’t just for the field or the court; they are life skills. From advocating for herself to taking healthy risks, these abilities will serve her in every aspect of life. Our Elite Mental Game program is designed to help athletes develop these crucial skills.

3. Be the Example of Confidence

You are your daughter’s closest and most influential role model. At the retreat, moms showed their daughters how to face new challenges and maintain a positive self-talk. Look for opportunities in your daily life to model confidence and resilience.

4. Invest in Tools and Community

Having the right tools and a supportive community is invaluable. The connections made at our retreat showed just how powerful it is to have a network of supportive moms. Our program includes a community aspect to ensure you’re never alone on this journey.

Next Steps: Join Our Community

We believe in the power of community and continuous learning. By joining our Elite Mental Game program, you become part of a supportive network of moms and daughters dedicated to personal growth and success. 🌟 Our program offers:

  • Monthly Coaching Calls: Stay connected and receive ongoing support through monthly calls with our expert coaches.
  • Exclusive Resources: Access to a library of resources, including guided meditations, workout plans, and mental training exercises.
  • Private Community: Join a private online community where you can share experiences, ask questions, and gain insights from other members.

Upcoming Events and Retreats

Stay tuned for our upcoming events and retreats! Whether it’s another magical week in Costa Rica or a new destination, we are committed to providing transformative experiences that empower you and your daughter. ✈️ Keep an eye on our website and social media for announcements and registration details.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and opportunities from The Elite Competitor. We’re here to support you and your athlete every step of the way. 🌟

Episode Highlights: 

[00:00:47] Get to know Ashley as she shares the exhilarating journey of her level six gymnast daughter Hadley. Learn how this sports mom is preparing her daughter to meet the challenges young competitors face.

[00:01:03] Coach Bree introduces the retreat and its purpose, focusing on building mental strength and enhancing the mother-daughter bond.

[00:02:47] Lesson 1: Getting out of your comfort zone is the key to growth.

[00:06:26] Lesson 2: You will never regret investing in your daughter’s confidence and mental game.

[00:08:55] Lesson 3: You are the closest and most influential example of confidence in your daughter’s life.

[00:10:37] Lesson 4: Investing in tools and community to support you and your athlete is invaluable.

[00:14:00] Future plans and how to get involved with Elite Mental Game and other programs.

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