DO IT!…Despite Your Fear

DO IT!…Despite Your Fear

Most skaters believe that they will feel more confident once they land a certain jump or if they are skating clean programs leading up to a competition…but in reality this is probably not true. Truth is, the most incredibly successful athletes in the world still...
It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

When a parent inquires about mental training for their skater, they often ask,  “how many sessions will my skater require? How long until we start to notice improvements in his/her mindset and therefore, experience the benefits on the ice?” Although this...
Stop Saying “Good Luck”!

Stop Saying “Good Luck”!

Stop saying “good luck”! Posted by Rebekah Dixon on Saturday, October 1, 2016 Many skaters I work with competed this past weekend.  I have spent weeks or even months helping them prepare mentally for the competitive season.  A large part of that training...
Change your Thoughts, Eliminate Distractions on the Ice

Change your Thoughts, Eliminate Distractions on the Ice

During a first session with a new skater I always ask, how are your practices going? Too often they share with me the details of a bad practice and the many reasons behind what went wrong: I was tired, my skates weren’t sharp enough, other skaters were horsing around...