Ice Skaters who effectively use Goals Setting reap the benefits. In a field of skaters with similar skating abilities, it will be the skater able to hold their nerve who prevails most consistently. In the face of adversity, those skaters with robust mental toughness will bounce back with new resolve. We all want to be “that” skater!
It can be easy to focus so much on our Physical performance neglecting the importance of controlling the mind.
Take a little time each week to train the Admiral of the fleet…your mind!
Whether you are a competitive skater or skate for pleasure, an organised and disciplined mind makes for better engagement in our sport. There are Psychological skills or tools for every aspect of sport. But there is no quick fix. Just as it can take time to learn a new move with your body, training the mind takes practice.
Ice Skaters using Goal Setting are defining their journey.
Whether it is for a training session, a skating season or for a longer period of their sport career.
In our first video on Psych Skills we’re giving Ice Skaters an overview of how to use goal setting. These are the foundation on which your mental toughness can be built.
Goals interlink with many areas of psychological strength. They are a flexible system of support for your performance from grassroots to excellence.
So give us just 3 minutes (less time than a Junior Long Programme), to remind you about this important Foundation Skill. Add it to your tool kit or use this as a reminder to update your goals and build you portfolio of Mental Toughness.
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