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

The 8 Habits of Highly Confident Hockey Players

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As a hockey player, you can have all the skill in the world, but if you’re not confident in your abilities, you won’t get very far. Dr. Jim Taylor, an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of sport, even goes as far as saying that “confidence is the single most important mental factor in sports.” “Confidence is the single most … Read More

Lace Bite Cure for Hockey Players: The Ultimate Guide

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Ahhh, good ol’┬álace bite. Just when you thought your new skates couldn’t get any better, you start to feel this sharp pain running down the front part of your ankle. If this pain is new to you, you’re probably already on the phone trying to get a refund for your now not-so-comfortable skates. If you’ve felt this pain before, you … Read More

The 30-Second Mental Game Hack for Owning The Next Play

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As a hockey player, have you ever told yourself, “Man…I really wish I learned about this earlier. It coulda’ helped me come out on top so many times.” Well, that’s exactly what I told myself when I learned about psychologist Jeff Simons‘ 3-step routine for maintaining emotional control and absolutely owning the moment. And the best part? This routine literally … Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting The Ice Time You Deserve

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As hockey players, we want to play. We don’t want to sit on the bench, skip shifts, or watch the game from the stands. We want all the ice time we can get. But unfortunately, not everyone can be out there at the same time, which means some players inevitably get less play time than others during a 60-minute game. … Read More