How to Improve your Figure Skating Performance Significant improvement is the reason figure skaters practice every day for hours to reach higher levels. Making improvement requires that you remain focused and temper expectations… Having high expectations that you should master new skills in a short amount of time will lead to disappointment. Motor learning is not that easy. Making … [Read more...] about Figure Skating Improvement Plan to Avoid Frustration
How to Overcome Outside Distractions in Sports Are you familiar with the expression, "living in a bubble," which infers that you're living in your own little world impervious to what is going on around you? You may even have heard a similar expression, "Are you living under a rock?" to describe you're unaware of what is happening in the outside world. These two phrases are negative commentaries … [Read more...] about How Trubisky Learned to Focus Better
How to Refocus After Mistakes in Your Program Mistakes do not have to lead to more mistakes in figure skating. How many times have you fallen during a program, only to lose focus and make another mistake soon after? How many times have you had several jumps that you landed short? How many times has a mistake led to another mistake a few seconds later or in your next program? Why do … [Read more...] about How to Finish Your Skating Program Strong
Focusing on The Process to Reach Your Goals Do you get frustrated if you feel all your training isn’t paying off? Do you get discouraged when you can’t make a correction immediately? Do you become irritated when you can’t seem to break a habit? You constantly train to become better at your sport. If you aren’t seeing progress quickly enough, do you question why you're even playing or … [Read more...] about Lebron James’ Message: There is NO Magic Pill
How to Focus Under Pressure in Big Games The Cavaliers clinched Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors with a score of 105-103 in the 2018 Playoffs. With only eight seconds left, James took charge and sunk a shot just feet from the Raptors’ bench. In response to that game-winner, James said: "Tie game, down one. I live for those moments." James then opened up and said he’s been doing that since … [Read more...] about How Lebron James Gives 100% at Game Time
Refocusing Quickly in Volleyball Mistakes during a volleyball match seem to be pretty inevitable. Volleyball is a game of mistakes... You'll never see a match, even at the professional and Olympic level that didn’t include a few errors. Whether it be a missed serve, a shanked ball, or an error on the block; even the best, most skilled volleyball players fault. In volleyball you’re always … [Read more...] about How to Move on After Mistakes During Volleyball Games
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 cannot be improved upon at all... A perfect just … [Read more...] about Do You Think About a Clean or Perfect Program in Competition?
Staying Focused on Your Race Strategy What is your goal when you are competing in a triathlon? Are you focused on a podium finish? Are you looking to achieve a personal best? Do you want to beat a rival? Your goal starting a triathlon will affect your focus during the triathlon... and your focus will affect how you compete. For example, if your goal is to beat a certain rival, you will … [Read more...] about How to Focus on Your Race for Triathletes
Overcoming Distractions Before a Triathlon Triathlon is game of focus. Three different races within one competition can present a myriad of distractions competing for your mind space. Negative thoughts can pull your focus away from what is important... Focusing on the process or focusing in the present. Without being fully immersed in your race, you cannot race to the best of your … [Read more...] about How to Improve Your Focus During Triathlons
Staying Mentally Tough Against Top Competitors Facing a "Goliath" opponent is daunting for any athlete or team. There is a mystique around a dominant team, a team with several multiple top-tier athletes or a highly-decorated athlete. These opponents, at times, appear unbeatable. When facing high-caliber opponents with a winning history, there are two approaches... The mindset you choose … [Read more...] about Can The Eagles Beat The Patriots with Mental Toughness?