Posts tagged skills

The perception of whether or not your coaches assess consistently or have bias can be as important as whether they do or not.  Perfectly lovely and logical skaters get twitchy and think that so and so only failed them on their [insert x] because they don't like them/ didn't see/ is a harder assessor than the other ones...    

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I really wanted to be able to support those absolute, gripping the wall, refusing to fully stand up beginners.  And while it might seem simple to those of you who have done it, when first confronted with someone clutching at me in terror because her skate moved, I froze.

For other beginner-impaired coaches, here’s what you do.

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