Mental Preparation in Figure Skating Every skater has heard the phrase, "Practice makes perfect." In reality, mostly all skaters have some degree of doubt regarding this mentality. The ultimate truth of the matter is that "practice makes preparation." For example, if you practice landing a clean salchow jump 20 times in practice, 5 days a week, … [Read more...] about Figure Skating Practice, Preparation, and Confidence
Confidence in Figure Skating
Performing At Your Peak After a Bad Warm-Up A bad practice, right before a major competition... How in the world can you get back on track? How can you focus when this week was a disaster? This is an issue for many figure skaters... Several falls in practice or warm-up just before a major competition can mess with a skater’s head and … [Read more...] about Does a Bad Skating Practice Get Into Your Head?
Overcoming Fear of Failure in Skating The three biggest performance killers in figure skating are fear... The fear of failing The fear of falling The fear of not being good enough or as good as “so-and-so” Fear comes from a faulty belief system. Fearful skaters believe they need to be perfect, and they see mistakes as something to … [Read more...] about Overcoming The Fear of Mistakes in Skating
Improve Your Mental Toughness Figure skating is both physically and mentally demanding... You or your athletes must have the physical stamina to endure long hours of training continuously rehearsing skills and routines... And you must have the mental toughness to cope with all the mistakes required for improving your skills. To land an … [Read more...] about Improve Mental Toughness For Figure Skating