The Water Ski Podcast

hosted by Matteo Luzzeri

EP64: The Where of Focused Attention


Welcome to this new episode of The Water Ski Podcast.

In this new episode of Swerve Psyc, Matteo touches on the concept of locus of attention, differentiating between internal (thoughts or parts of the body) and external (e.g., handle, ski, buoys, boat). Research in motor skill learning and sport psychology has shown that learning or refining a new skill by maintaining an external locus of attention leads to faster learning, more consistency, and especially less movement disruption when under pressure. Tune in as Matteo gives a few ideas of how to apply these solid findings to water skiing!

Enjoy and please reach out to let Matteo know what you think about this or future Swerve Psyc episodes.
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This episode is also brought to you by the
FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
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EP61: Skier Burnout


Welcome to this new episode of The Water Ski Podcast.

This episode marks the launch of a series of podcasts trying to merge Matteo's expertise in sport psychology with water skiing.
This series will be called "Swerve Psyc".

In this episode, Matteo touches on Athlete Burnout, an unpleasant and long-lasting state characterized by sport devaluation, emotional and physical exhaustion, and a reduced sense of accomplishment. The goal of this episode is to understand what burnout really is, how it might look like in skiers, and what are some of the things skiers, coaches, and parents can do to prevent this condition.

Enjoy and please reach out to let Matteo know what you think about this or future Swerve Psyc episodes.
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Hey, want to get a head start to the ski season? I will be coaching at The Waterski Academy in Portugal on February 13-22. Feel free to shoot me an email if you want to learn more :)

This episode is brought to you by the
FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod.
Matteo and Marcus published some more technical videos comparing pro skiers! You can see them
here and here.

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