Motivational Practice Sayings for Inline Skaters

Encouraging Buzz Words Bring Positive Spin to Training Sessions

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Good coaching or any specialized roller sports training activities takes a very delicate mix of encouraging words and motivational sayings along with the sometimes harsh realities of critiques, corrections and skill development sessions. Each skater may need a slightly different formula to inspire them to achieve depending on their personality, needs and goals, but it takes some of all of these to build a well-balanced athlete.

Practice and Training Sayings

  • Practice makes perfect.
     
  • Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
     
  • Practice needs patience.
     
  • Don't count the days, make the days count.
     
  • Don't let any other skater out-train you.
     
  • You get good at what you practice.
     
  • Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
     
  • Success does not rest.
     
  • Speed is the by-product of busting your ass.
     
  • Skate each practice as if it was the most important practice of the year.
     
  • The road to your skating success is always under construction.
     
  • The key to better skating, is skating better.
     
  • The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.
     
  • The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
     
  • The future belongs to those who prepare for it.

We all occasionally use sayings, slogans and buzz words to pump our spirits up, toughen our skins or help elevate our desire to skate hard at the next level.

See if some of these tried and true sayings might help put a positive spin on rough training sessions from a skating point of view.

Every skater needs to aim toward a positive image or goal. Image sayings help put the goal in its proper place and help a skater visualize himself attaining a reachable goal.

Image Sayings

  • Skate as if you can't possibly fail and you won't.
     
  • Life's greatest skating adventure is skating your own very best.
     
  • Only skaters who risk going far will ever know how far they can go.
     
  • Skaters who feel good about themselves produce good skating results.
     
  • That you may fail, is not sufficient reason for not trying.
     
  • Tough times never last, but tough skaters do.
     
  • We accomplish in proportion to what we attempt.
     
  • We are successful because we formed the habit of doing the things that failures do not like to do.
     
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
  • Winning is seeing improvement in yourself.
     
  • Win or lose, skating at all is winning.
     
  • Your toughest opponent is in the mirror.
     
  • Skills may take you to the top, but it takes dedication to stay there.

We all occasionally use sayings, slogans and buzz words to pump our spirits up, toughen our skins or help elevate our desire to skate hard at the next level. See if some of these tried and true sayings might help you or your skater discover goals that can be reached.

Everyone wants to keep their eye on the prize, but sometimes the real motivation for skating success comes from learning how to focus and set sights on our goals beyond the prize. These focus saying help keep skaters on track with their own individual goals and potential.

Focus Sayings

  • Whatever the goal - keep your eye on it.
     
  • Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
     
  • There is a big difference between wanting to skate and willing to skate.
     
  • Skating is a sport, everything else is just a game.
     
  • The minute you quit is the moment you fail.
     
  • The skater who decides that, "It can't be done" will be passed by the skater who is doing it.
     
  • The height of your success is determined by the depth of your belief.
     
  • The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond into the impossible.
     
  • Whether you think you can skate or can't skate, you're right.
     
  • You can always better your best.
     
  • You can't do anything by doing nothing.
     
  • You need to compete for something greater than the experience of simply winning.

We all occasionally use sayings, slogans and buzz words to pump our spirits up, toughen our skins or help elevate our desire to skate hard at the next level. See if some of these tried and true focus sayings can help you or your skater stay on the right track.

Many inline skaters are competitors in their own skating discipline. Whether they participate in speed, figure, aggressive, hockey or other inline disciplines, skaters can use competitive sayings as a guiding force to rally behind as individuals or teams.

Competitive Sayings

  • Winners make it happen - losers let it happen.
     
  • Compete to compete.
     
  • Defeat should not be a source of disappointment. It is a new motivation.
     
  • Everyone is a potential winner. Some skaters may be disguised as losers – don't let their appearance fool you.
     
  • It's not the best skater that wins, it's the best trained skater.
     
  • It's better to have skated and lost than to never have skated at all.
     
  • When you are behind, don't give up; when you are ahead, don't let up.
     
  • Winning isn't everything, but trying to is.
     
  • Winners complete goals, losers make excuses.
     
  • A winner solves his problems, but a loser is defeated by his.
     
  • Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared. Preparation is defined in three words: leave nothing undone.
     
  • There is always room at the top.
     
  • The hardest thing about winning a race is getting through the crowd at the starting line.

We all occasionally use sayings, slogans and buzz words to pump our spirits up, toughen our skins or help elevate our desire to skate hard at the next level. These competitive sayings were designed to make the tough keep going – even when the pressure is on.