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How to build Confidence And Eliminate Self-Doubt

Have you ever stepped out on warm up ice, looked around at the competition and thought, “How can I compete against them?” For many skaters this one thought can be paralyzing. So how do we deal with self-doubt, feelings of inadequacy and a lack of confidence? The Dictionary definition of Confidence is:  a feeling of […]

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Conquering The Fear Of Failure

Failure……Friend Or Foe? It all comes down to having a healthy useful perspective about our mistakes and failures. Have you ever missed jumps in competition that you land every day in practice? Have you skated poorly at a competition or failed to achieve your goals? Missed elements and falls are something that every skater will […]

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Negative Self Talk-Your Inner Mean Girl

Is your sub-conscious mind an inner mean girl? It starts innocent enough. You make a silly mistake and right away that voice is there,  “I am such an idiot”, you laugh, you might even say it out loud, but then you make another mistake and like a leopard pouncing on prey, that voice is there […]

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How To Eliminate Nerves And Conquer Performance Anxiety

How To Take Control Of Your Nerves Before A Performance Confidence and controlling  your nerves….Imagine you are standing by the boards, waiting to skate to your starting position and perform your program. What are the thoughts swirling around inside your mind? Are you in the present? Or fearful of what “may”  happen? How does your […]

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