Author Archives: Jennifer Matras

Weekly Writing – THOUGHTS

In his book, Unbeatable Mind, Commander Mark Divine asks his audience, “Are you feeding the Dog of Courage or are you feeding the Dog of Fear?” This makes me think of the character in the movie Wizard of Oz, the … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – EMOTIONS

If I was to ask you to write a letter to all those that have helped you in your life do you know who you would thank? Would it be teachers, mentors, friends, family? In the bible, Apostle Paul ends … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – EXAMINE

EXAMINE – Navy SEALS are all about challenges. One mile lunge walks, 1000 reps of an exercise or even a 24 hour walk in solitude. One may think some of these could be easy. Plug into your head phones and … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – FEAR

Happy Amazing Mother’s Day! Can I get a big HOOYAH for all the women in the world?! Did you know the two things we can control in life are our attitudes and our work ethic? My mother definitely instilled work … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – BELIEFS

A few years ago I was taking some classes at Moody’s Theological Seminary. One day a professor asked, “If something becomes the norm in one’s society or culture does it make it right?” What are your thoughts to this question? … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – PLAY

One of my favorite moments last summer was when we decided to take our training crew to a football field. Was it being outside that made it special? Not really. Was it doing different drills together? Not exactly. What made … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – DISTRACTIONS

Years ago I heard the following statement. “No bible, no breakfast. No bible, no bed.” It was a particular father emphasizing what beliefs they have in their home. I love this, not just because of the concept of reading scripture … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – DISAPPOINTMENT

It’s a common reaction to my lessons. A look of fear, body language of defeat or sometimes even big crocodile tears. There has also been the random cuss words, sticks thrown and stomping of the feet when disappointment hits that … Continue Reading

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Competitive Edge Skating Suggests ProStockHockey’s Goalie E-Book

Competitive Edge Skating and Strength Training (C.E.S.) is a company that thrives on helping others become the best they possibly can be. In his book, Unbeatable Mind, Retired Navy SEAL, Mark Divine, says there are 5 mountains one needs to … Continue Reading

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The Importance of In-Season Training By:  Josh Coenen, CSCS,  Strength Coach as C.E.S.         One of the biggest misconceptions in athletic performance is to stop training once the season starts. A lot of athletes and trainers fail … Continue Reading

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