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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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

The 3-Step Plan to Getting Your Confidence Back as a Hockey Player

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Here’s a quick question for you… If you were able to choose between having a killer slapshot, amazing stickhandling, blazing speed or consistent confidence in your abilities, what would you choose? I want you to really think about it. Got it?  Good. Now if you’re a younger player, odds are you chose one of the first three options. That’s fine in … Read More