Improve your mental toughness with ICE mental coaching. “The Confident Figure Skater” CD and Workbook program is ideal for any competitive figure skater. In addition, coaches and parents would also be wise to teach the strategies we provide in “The Confident Figure Skater” to their athletes.
“The Confident Figure Skater” is a complete brain dump of the TOP eight mental training sessions we teach our figure skaters to help them boost their mental game and improve consistency – from how to mentally prepare for competition to performing under pressure to building unstoppable confidence.
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Books I have read and think are helpful Athletes and Parents wanting to learn more about building Mental Toughness :
How Champions Think
By Dr. Bob Rotella
My Mental Game Coaching lineage started with Dr. Bob Rotella. It is a blessing to have much of his life work and experience in this book that one can use in sport and in life. Dr. Rotella is concise and clear in his method. If you still need proof that Mental Toughness training works, this is a great book to read.
From Amazon: Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he’s distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone.
From Amazon: Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world’s talent hotbeds—from the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New York—Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything.
Choreography of Awakening
By: Faye Kitariev M.A.
Coach Faye, was the inspiration behind this blog What Makes A Champion:How to Believe in Yourself. She was with Sasha Cohen at her Olympic Medal performance. She is a former Figure Skating coach turned Life Coach. I have worked with her as well had the privilege of witnessing the progress made by her students. I enjoy her description of life as a skating program with each event being an element in a program. This book is bridge from figure skating to life. I recommend this for parents of figure skaters who sometimes wonder what figure skating has to offer beyond “the gold medal.”
From Amazon: Faye Kitariev coached competitive figure skaters for over twenty years. During this time, she came to a difficult realization: physical talent alone was not sufficient for success. Skaters with a clear vision, firm beliefs, and strong purpose were more likely to meet their goals, even when competing against arguably more talented competition.
I wrote a blog post: Competition Preparation: More Time, Less Stress to help athletes think about time in a different way.
To help them to find more time to pursue their goals and have still have time to have fun. This book is great for parents who want to find a more healthy relationship to time and to pass that mindset on to their athletes.
It’s an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time We tell ourselves we’d like to…accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren’t enough hours to do it all…..After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there’s time for the important stuff.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
By Mari Kondo
This book was the inspiration behind my blog post; What To Do With Thoughts of Self Doubt in Figure Skating: A Tidy Mind Allows Excellent Performance. I teach athletes to how to be in the present moment which is a very difficult process for many. I have found that many of the techniques that Ms. Kondo talks about for creating a tidy physical environment are metaphors for what we do for creating a clear and focused mind which is essential in Mental Toughness.
From Amazon: With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.