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Mentally Tough Skaters

Experts agree that the acquisition of psychological skills is the result of formal instruction and deliberate training.


Coach’s Survey (Team Coaches)

Coaches Survey

1. Do you have a clear picture of how your skaters handle pressure?
2. Do you have a method for helping your skaters to control their nerves at key events?
3. Do your skaters fall more in competition than in practice?
4.Do you believe that visualization works to improve performance levels in your skaters?
5. Do you teach and instill visual motor behavior rehearsal(VMBR) as an important component in the practice regime of your skaters?
6. Do you get anxious in the week before a competition based on the quality of the run-throughs that your skaters are doing?
7. Do you feel like there are too many last minute corrections to make right before a competition?
8. Do you loose your temper and yell during practice, especially right before competition?
9. Do you get frustrated because skaters miss too many practices?
10. Do you write down and share any type of goals for your team(s), (weekly, monthly, competitive, or end of season)?
11. Do you chart your team’s progress towards goals?
12. Do you measure the success of a season by how your team places at Sectionals or Nationals ?
13. Do you have a Team Mission Statement?
14. Do you have a written definition of what commitment looks like for skaters on your team?
15. Do you give end of the year individual assessments to your team skaters?

After clicking the button, you will receive an e-mail from Shannon Peck, M.S. She will send you the best answers with a brief explanation.