How to Manage Pressure From High Expectations Pressure before and during competition is a common hurdle skaters need to overcome. Perceived pressure is a component of competition that all skaters must face, no matter their age or level of ability. For some skaters, competition pressure can be so overwhelming that easy elements in their … [Read more...] about How the Pressure Derailed Nathan Chen at the Olympics
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Improving Your Mental Game For Triathlons Would you ever enter a triathlon if you didn’t train at all the month leading up the event? As you know, a Triathlon takes a ton of training in order to be successful. Most triathletes are quite thorough when it comes to their physical training: spending hours in the water to build their swimming … [Read more...] about Mental Game Training For Triathlons
Focusing on a Clean Performance in Skating What is the difference between a clean routine and a perfect routine in figure skating? A clean program is a routine where your jumps are high, cover a lot of ground, fully rotated, tight aesthetically with pleasing air positions. A perfect routine is one with absolutely no flaws. A routine that … [Read more...] about Do You Think About a Clean or Perfect Program in Competition?
Overcoming High Expectations in Sports "Shoot for the moon... Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Many athletes adopt this philosophy. Unfortunately, athletes with this type of mentality heap excessive demands upon themselves believing this method will still result personal best or optimal performances. The reality is that … [Read more...] about How High Expectations Sabotage Athletes’ Mental Game
How to Manage Pressure in Golf Rounds What is your view on "pressure?" How have you played in pressure moments in the past? Some golfers see pressure as negative and describe tough rounds as nerve-wracking or anxiety-ridden. These golfers tend to fall apart when they start feeling even low levels of pressure. For these golfers, pressure … [Read more...] about Embracing Pressure in Golf