Seven Sport Psychology Tips That Every Figure Skater Needs to Know Now

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Figure skating presents some unique and significant psychological challenges for parents, coaches and athletes. A top expert is now sharing some the techniques, strategies and methods which separate the good skaters from the great skaters. Dr. Jay P. Granat, the author of several books and numerour programs is now offering seminars and counseling sessions to help top skaters from around the world.

Why do some skaters choke when the pressure is on? Why do others rise to the occasion and perform their best when the judges are watching? What should skaters, coaches and parents do to effectively manage the stress that goes with competitive figure skating? What really separates the good skaters from the great skaters?

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author and Founder of will show figure skaters, parents of skaters and coaches how to “skate in the zone” with sport psychology tools and techniques at a ninety minute seminar to be held on August 5th, 2010, 3:15 PM at the William F. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, NJ.    For more information, call the arena at 973 326-7651 or Dr. Granat at 201 342-3663.

Dr. Granat, the author of numerous books, articles and several programs for athletes will show participants how to get into the zone and stay there. Dr. Granat will also address the emotional barriers which prevent athletes from performing their best when the pressure is on.

Granat, who has helped top athletes from virtually every sport from around the world, will also share some of the techniques that they use to ease themselves into the right mental gear to perform their best.

“Skaters who come to see me are often feeling pressure imposed by parents and coaches.
Some are struggling with fear or an injury. Others are struggling with their weight. Figure skaters can sometimes experience a great deal of stress and they can benefit from learning skills and techniques which will free them up to skate their best,” says Granat.

“The relationships between parents, coaches and athletes are also quite important. All three need to be on the same page if the athlete is to perform his or her best,” remarks Dr. Granat, who is the author of How To Get Into The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis.

Participants in the seminar will learn how to be confident, calm and focused when they step on the ice to compete.

Dr. Granat, who has coached top athletes from around the world including an Olympic Gold Medalist, will also talk about the mind-body relationship and the characteristics of champions. Dr. Granat recently wrote a book detailing the characteristics of teams, athletes and coaches who win the big game. He also wrote a book on getting into the zone in just one minute.

Dr. Granat has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, Canadian Broadcasting Company, The BBC, Tennis Magazine, Golf Digest, The Daily News, The Star Ledger and The Bergen Record. He writes a weekly self-help column for four newspapers.

Jacqueline Palawasta, a former competitive skater and the Director or Skating at William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey invited Granat to speak to skaters who train at this facility.

Dr. Granat will offer this seminar to rinks, to skaters and to skating programs around the country. To schedule a seminar or to speak to Dr. Granat, call 201 647-9191 or email him at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com.

If you are a skater, parent or a coach who wants help with the mental aspects of the game, call Dr. Granat at 201 647-9191 to learn more about his programs.


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