6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

Mental Training is a hugely important and unfortunately under-utilized piece of the training puzzle. Just like you fuel your body with healthy food and exercise, your mind also requires nourishment in the form of positive, focused thoughts and mental training tools....
The KEY to Training While Injured

The KEY to Training While Injured

At some point in your skating career you may experience an injury and the slew of emotions that accompany this experience are palpable. Frustration, anger, sadness to name a few are felt by your “whole team” (mom, dad, coach, family pet!, etc). You want to keep...
Naomi Osaka: Supporting Athletes Through Mental Training

Naomi Osaka: Supporting Athletes Through Mental Training

The headline states: “Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, withdraws from the French Open for mental health reasons.” The story is, she requested to not speak to the press during the event due to her anxiety and discomfort with public speaking. Instead of respecting...
5 Mistakes you may be making with Your Skater

5 Mistakes you may be making with Your Skater

1. Focusing on their Mistakes Most skaters are perfectionists so they already focus on their flaws. When you point them out this only emphasizes the obvious and makes them feel worse. It can be very easy to notice the mistakes on a jump or in a program. Model the kind...
Bust through your Fear and Build Confidence

Bust through your Fear and Build Confidence

When you come up against a challenging situation, fear can often get in the way. Discomfort masks itself as fear when you try to do things differently than before. Your unconscious mind may race with thoughts of “what if” and future thinking that create physical...