Welcome New and Returning Students! I hope you’re all ready for a great new skating season because we will be learning lots of cool new and challenging moves and elements.
It’s Motivation Monday- a day of beginnings and new starts- and as we kickoff our new season in the coming weeks, please take a moment to think about your goals and what you want to learn and master at the end of your 7-week session/season. Whether you’re a novice, intermediate, advanced or an elite skater, all athletes set goals. Setting short-term and long-term goals will help you with direction, feedback, and support. I particularly find that when skaters clearly define their goals, they are more motivated to work hard and stay committed at their tasks. Having clear and well-defined goals also allow you to obtain the necessary support in keeping you on track and not giving up easily. Once I learn about your goals then I can provide effective feedback and advice to help you achieve them.
In helping you set your goals, you can follow the 5 simple S.M.A.R.T goals which stand for -
You can also use this helpful guide to set your goals for school or anything else you want to do well and achieve in life. Please use the US Figure Skating goal-setting worksheet to help you get started, https://www.usfsa.org/content/Goal-setting%20and%20Self-confidence%20Worksheets.pdf
I’m excited for the new season and I look forward to helping each of you achieve your skating goals!