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Feedback part 03: Another Common Scene

Feedback part 03: Another Common Scene

It is time to edge our way back into the blogging as the summer is coming to an end.  Previously, we started a long blog series on feedback that will continue in the coming weeks.  Please check out the first and second blogs from the series to review.  To help refresh...
The Common Scene – Feedback 01

The Common Scene – Feedback 01

Read the fictional story below.  There are feedback exchanges between coach and skater and parent and skater.  How many instances can you count when there are issues with the feedback exchange?  What issues did you notice?  Which exchanges were effective? The Common...
External Focus of Attention part 06: The Imagery Gymnasium

External Focus of Attention part 06: The Imagery Gymnasium

This is the final blog in our 6-part series on external focus of attention and figure skating.  The previous blogs described differences between the way experts and beginners perform their skills.  Experts, for example, tend to perform more subconsciously, and tend to...
External Focus of Attention part 04: You Must be Choking

External Focus of Attention part 04: You Must be Choking

Our blog series on external focus of attention, a motor learning theory we consider foundational to Athlete Centered Skating, continues here in part 04.  In previous blogs we presented some difference between how experts and beginners perform skills, the difference...