STIDENTS’ FEAR AND BEHAVIOR IN THE BEGINNING OF SKI TRAINING

Elena Kantcheva

Learning skiing technique can happen quickly or can take longer, and the thinking of a beginner skier may be in a great range of learning speeds.In this article we will observe the behavior of beginner skiers and their fears through:the reasons that lead to fear while learning to ski;creating a model for bringing the beginner skier back to an effective learning state. In the analysis of the results, using the "Discussion in Focus Group - Poll Discussion" method, three types of fear of initial ski education were identified. Exploring the fear of falling, we conclude that this fear is provoked by the sense of collision with the earth, not the actual activity itself. The second one is the fear of the unknown. We often waste time worrying about what can happen to us, and this fear has a lasting impact on how we act and what our behavior is on the ski track. Fear of failure is an attitude that leads to stiff and tense movements and a low probability of dealing with the element studied. This fear also causes great mental tension - thoughts are changing in uncertainty in well familiar movements and doubts in one`s abilities. Summing up, we can note that with a sense of security on the ground, with confidence built by the ski teacher, with emotional comfort in interpersonal relationships that exists in the lesson, each fear can be overcome and the beginner skier returns to an effective state of learning skiing technique.

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