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MENTAL MISTAKE #8: Analyzing Your Performance With Emotions The final element of the program is done, the TV camera begins to zoom in on the skater’s face as all watch the smile fade and eyes downcast. The skater’s body language clearly shows disappointment, as the bows are mechanically performed and the skater moves toward the “kiss and cry”. Shoulders […]Read More..
MENTAL MISTAKE #5: MISSING THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM FAILURE The Post Competition Assessment A skater will miss a jump, trip, fall or even hold back and try and play it safe. If you participate in skating, failure & mistakes are inevitable. And that’s ok. Mistakes and failure can actually be good for your young skater. […]Read More..
MENTAL MISTAKE #3: FOCUSING ON WHAT OTHERS ARE THINKING The 2019 World Figure Skating Championships are now in the history books with all of the highs and lows, triumphs and heartbreaks. The competitors undoubtedly endured the pressure to perform as they represented their respective countries at the competition. These skaters that […]Read More..
MENTAL MISTAKE #2: FOCUSING TOO MUCH ON THE OUTCOME During competition it is easy to get caught up in thinking about your points and the score or how much you want to win. Being competitive is great, but when you are skating this focus can hurt your performance. This happens frequently when you need […]Read More..
MENTAL MISTAKE #1: DWELLING ON MISTAKES This is a very common mistake of many skaters, and one I work with skaters everyday. We see examples of this mistake on every session in every rink. Many skaters find it hard to let go of mistakes during the running of a program, during a lesson and […]Read More..