Sports Psycology and Inline Skating
Have you ever had one of those days where you seem to be pulling nearly every sing le trick you try or one of those days when no matter how hard you try you cant pull a single thing. Well i have put this together to solve all your inline skating problems. Now every day will be your best.
Well like all stupid sport teachers i should have something lame so here goes,
FOLLOW THE 4 BEE'S
1. BE POSITIVE
2. BE CREATIVE
3. BE FOCUSED
4. Be setting goals (this sounds unko but i had to stick the be in)
To explain each one-
When you are skating negative you are not trying one of the most fucking impossible grinds ever, you are trying a grind that is possible proved by pro's and you can do it too. Being negative only distracts you and through some unknown freaky occurance stops you from pulling a move. Use Mental imagery- Watch yourself pull the move in your head without stacking it, straight through (its not easy. Also dont put your friends down for not pulling a trick encourage them. (im not trying to get recognition here DAVID MARK MICHAEL BRAD)
EVER been to a really shit house skate ramp and not been able to do what you want cause the ramp sux. then along come a bunch of other skaters pulling awesome tricks you never thought of doin on the ramp, it has happened to me plenty of times you feel like DUH (hit self on head) Why didnt i think of that. WEll BE CREATIVE Look at the ramp think about doing gaps from one ramp to doing a grind experiment with transfers 180's 360's etc. You will skate lots better.
Consentrate on what you are going to do, dont expect it to come naturally like other easier grinds. THINK about- WHER YOUR FEET ARE GOING TO GO, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO LAND On the ground or on the rail, Where is your body going to be etc. FOCUSE %100.
Setting goals helps you actually achieve something instead of just skating and hoping to improve an example of some skating goals would be as follows.
Long Term (6months - 3 years) - To get sponsored by a modirately LARGE COMPANY
MEDIUM TERM GOALS (1 month to 6 months)- Be able to pull all topside tricks not alleyoop on benches.
SHORT TERM GOALs (1 day - 1 week)- Be able to topside that bench over there.
CREATE DEADLINES FOR YOUR GOALS
KEEP THEM WITHIN REASON
Thats it from me for now so skate hard and keep it real. As some tryhard would say.
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