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...
How Gratitude can Improve Practice and Performance

How Gratitude can Improve Practice and Performance

If it is true that WHAT YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS then do you think it is a good idea to talk about and focus on that one thing that you did wrong today in practice? Absolutely not!   However, when I ask skaters about how their practice went typically the first thing they...
Mental Strategies to Eliminate Two Foot Landings

Mental Strategies to Eliminate Two Foot Landings

Two foot landings on jumps is a really frustrating habit that many skaters are dealing with.  In order to fix this habit you must first understand how habits work. Habits are housed in the unconscious mind.  When you repeat an action over and over it soon becomes a...
Duhamel/Radford Win Gold in Mental Game!

Duhamel/Radford Win Gold in Mental Game!

Did you watch the epic back-to-back performances of Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford at the World Championships this weekend? It was exciting to witness them win a second World title and it was even more incredible to watch them overcome the roller coaster season they...