Consistency means that a stacker can get the same time repeatedly. This is important in competition since there are only three official tries for each individual stack in a competition. If a stacker can only randomly get their fastest times, then they will not be successful when they are under the pressure of competition. Working on consistency will build a stacker’s confidence which will lead to success in competition. This section of the Coaches’ Corner provides ideas for helping stackers improve their consistency.
A goal for consistency should be different than a new personal best. Stackers should set a consistency goal that is slower than his or her fastest time. Stackers set that goal and then attempt to stack that time 5 stacks in a row. Once that goal has been achieved, the stacker can choose a faster consistency goal. Meeting a consistency goal can take multiple practice sessions.