the 7 Cardinal Sins of Mindset in Hockey

1. Indifference/Apathy –  Wayne Gretzky said “The highest compliment you could pay me is that I work hard everyday, and never dog it.” Caring day in and day out is what makes great players.  There’s no room for these feelings of indifference. If you want to develop your skills and improve your performance always put…

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Hockey Mindset red flags

Being too cautious or hesitant.  Being better in practice than in a game or tournament. Poor body language. Undermining your own potential.  Low confidence. Very nervous before games, getting set, or pre whistle. Easily distracted during games. Struggles to bounce back after errors/mistakes. Too critical of yourself and obsessing about being perfect. Not aggressive or…

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1o mental mistakes hockey players make

1. Getting involved in the hype by reading the papers and/or looking up your stats. After your season is over, then you can check this stuff out. During the season, focus on always improving. 2. Associating with negative people. They will slow you down and taint your progress during the season. Keep your distance from…

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10 Rules of Hockey Season

1. Never be outworked. Always put in 110% of your effort and you won’t be outworked. 2. Don’t focus on your statistics. Sometimes an off-day can throw off your statistics. So just focus on making the next day a better day. 3. Remember that being the biggest or strongest player on the field doesn’t make…

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