The Hockey Player’s Guide to Boosting Mental Toughness

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“This game is over…the referee blew it for us.” “My shoulder is killing me…I’m not 100%.” “It’s already 3-0 for the other team. There’s no point in trying anymore.” Statements like these can be heard in rinks around the world, coming from the mouths of hockey players that struggle with mental toughness. Truth is, a mentally tough athlete doesn’t say … Read More

How to Know if You’ve Played a Good Game: 3-Step Framework for Evaluating Your Performance in Hockey

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progress framework for evaluating performance in hockey

Picture this… You just finished up your hockey game and are on your way home when you get a text from your friend. “How’d the game go?“ It went well, you tell him. Your team won! “That’s great! How’d you play?“ This one’s a little harder to answer… If you’re like most players, you’ll answer “I got a goal” or … Read More

How to Skate Faster: 3 Proven Exercises to Help You Increase Skating Speed

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Want to know how to skate faster? Reality check. It’s not about taking hundreds of skating lessons… …or reviewing videos of your stride every night before bed that’s going to help you increase skating speed. While those things may help, there’s arguably a diminishing return on your time invested. In other words, once you’ve got the basics down pat and are fairly … Read More

5 Things That Are Guaranteed to Make You a Better Hockey Player (Hint: They Have Nothing to Do with Talent)

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5 things that require zero talent in hockey

I recently came across a post on Reddit that went viral on social media. If you’re like me and spend a lot of time on the internet, chances are you’ve seen the post I’m referring to. It’s called “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.” Now, I don’t know who the original creator is or when it was first published,  but there’s … Read More