I need some help. I am an adult skater. I just tested and passed my Aldult Bronze MIF and Freeskate. Although I was nervous, when I got on the ice, it all came together. This was March. We had a small in house competition in May. I fell apart. I skate FS4 (ISI), and my program was a mess. I could not land a single jump cleanly, my skating was like someone else had taken over, or someone had injected JELL-O into my body. This is a program that I have had for 8 months. The two programs that I skated after that were better, but not the best they could have been. I am very disappointed with myself because I did not skate the best that I knew I could. After that intro, here is the question:
What can I do for nerves?
I have been working so hard, and my goal is adult nationals, but the moment I get in front of people in a situation that commands their attention, I crack. I don't feel scared, but I sure skate like it. I thought that it was just me, until my mentor tested this last Sunday for Silver FS and it was like something took over her body. She fell 3 times, and I have seen her skate her FS so many times alsmost flawlessly.
Any advice would be appreciated.