If you are like me, driven to succeed in hockey and grew up working with many skills coaches, you have heard many coaches say they have the solution to get you to the NHL.
They believe they have the one path to get you there.
Many coaches who believe this single path scenario also almost always believe that the path just happens to be the one they have mastered.
The reason trainers focus on one path is...
I want to expand on this idea that I got from Scott Adams and give you a great slideshow that should help you look at systems and understand then on an even deeper level.
My hope is this will drive you to be a better hockey player so enjoy!
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Want to know something silly I used to do as a young hockey player?
I would get really really passionate about preparing for the season and set massive goals for my points, assists and goals. Yes, I get the irony of having goals for goals.
When I was younger, this passionate goal-setting strategy seemed great because...
If this whole COVID quarantine didn’t stress you out enough, wait until the hockey season comes around.
I hate to be the person who talks about negativity, but I promise that within 5 minutes you will truly see the opportunity in this whole thing!
Think about how high stress the hockey season always is for both players and parents. Now combine that with all the crazy restrictions coming because of this virus.
I don’t know what these restrictions will be...
Let me give you some honest and extremely helpful advice that I wish I had heard at a younger age.
It's nearly impossible to be as fast as Mcdavid, or shoot as hard as Ovechkin, or stickhandle like Kane.
This means it’s nearly impossible to be
Players and parents spend so much time and money on ice time that it is hard for most non-hockey parents to fathom.
Some parents will spend thousands of dollars a year and hundreds of hours at hockey countless rink to help their child improve.
In a world where we want to help players improve, skills trainers are becoming abundant and very accessible so skill development is becoming easier and easier to access.
Let me stop you right here and establish that I am not saying this is the only way people will train in the future.
The future of hockey training will have a ridiculous amount of on-ice training and fitness training.
What I am saying is that once we hit the peak of physical training (which we are nearing) we will be looking for more we can do to boost performance.
Our brain is a habit-forming machine.
Most of what we do is automatic.
Don’t believe me? Stand up right now.
Now consider, did you have to consciously tell each muscle what to do? Did you have to tell each joint exactly what angle to move at?
You did it by habit.
There is much talk about how the goal scorers mind works.
So many players are trying to learn more about the concept, and rightly so.
A player who can score more goals provides a valuable asset to almost every team.
The problem is that every expert has a different model, and the more a player learn about it, the more complex it gets.
Experts want to complicate it so that you can’t
Do you feel like you run into slumps every season?
Do you get stressed out sometimes over the course of all those intense games, practices, workouts, meetings?
Not to mention all of the other