Consistency is an Inside job

Consistency is an Inside job

Consistency is as much an inside job as it is an outside job. Extreme fluctuations from one program to the next is a problem for many skaters this season. This is apparent when an athlete does very well in one program and then very poorly in the next. You have to...
Using Gratitude to stay Positive

Using Gratitude to stay Positive

It is easy to get caught up in the challenges of everyday training. When you make a mistake, I am sure your mind reminds you of this constantly! Actually, mistakes seem to stick in our minds more easily than accomplishments. Keeping a positive mindset during practice...
What is a Strong Mindset worth to you?

What is a Strong Mindset worth to you?

Skating parents, imagine your skater circling around for 15 minutes of a 1 hour session not attempting a jump. Just skating around, setting up for a jump but completely bailing before the take off or popping it altogether, over and over again. That is 1/4 of every...
Change your Negative thoughts to Positive

Change your Negative thoughts to Positive

Your thoughts create your feelings and your feelings create your behaviour. For this reason, the way you practice and perform is directly connected to the thoughts you are telling yourself. If you want to change your behaviour, you need to bring awareness to your...
ISU Rule Changes: Working through what you Can’t Control

ISU Rule Changes: Working through what you Can’t Control

With the recent change in rules for scoring spins, I have heard many of my skaters complain.  “I will never be able to get a level 4 spin now”, “the rules make it impossible”, “this is not fair!” These are just a few of the complaints I have heard. I understand...
3 Mindfulness Tools to Improve your Performance

3 Mindfulness Tools to Improve your Performance

Mindfulness, like meditation or yoga, is a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media lately. You know that it is an important way to combat stress and mental health problems but did you know that it can also benefit athletes performance?  When...