The right way to Set goals

The right way to Set goals

It can be difficult, and even a bit overwhelming, to set goals for your season. Writing goals down or telling someone about them makes them real. This feels like it holds you accountable to do what you say you will do. What if you don’t achieve what you set out to...
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...
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...
Define a Mentally strong Performance

Define a Mentally strong Performance

What I consider to be a mentally strong performance may surprise you. It is not a clean skate every time! In fact, there may be several mistakes. It is how you respond once a mistake is made that is how you define a mentally strong performance.   An Olympic...
Planning for an Epic change of Plans

Planning for an Epic change of Plans

It was difficult to watch Roman Sadovsky struggle in the team event. Kurt Browning said, “his mind was going way faster than the music or the skate”. Being asked to fill the shoes of the veteran Keegan Messing, last minute, was an experience I am sure he would not...