10 qualities of a winner on and off the field

1. A winner doesn’t make excuses. It’s easy to find reasons to miss practices and workouts. But you have a winning mentality when you stick to your commitments even when conditions are not ideal.  2. A winner maintains a White Belt Mentality. Winners keep an open mind and learn what you can from anyone you can. They don’t write…

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10 mindset red flags in field hockey

Field hockey mindset red flags: Being too cautious or hesitant.  Being better in practice than in a game or tournament. defending or attacking just to “not mess up” instead of being aggressive. Poor body language. Undermining your own potential.  Low confidence. Very nervous before games, getting set, or pre whistle. Easily distracted during games. Struggles…

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6 mindset pillars of field hockey

1. Play Field Hockey because YOU want to. Your happiness and well-being is more important than success. If playing lacrosse isn’t in your heart, then try something else. Don’t do it for someone else, do what YOU love for YOU.2. Focus on the process not the outcome. If you keep improving each day, wins and titles will…

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don’t get caught in the “fan mentality”

Stop approaching your sport as a spectator! Each person involved has their own role: field hockey players play, coaches coach, referees ref, parents parent, etc.​Know your role – Matt Degs coach at small Sam Houston State created a powerhouse baseball program with what he calls the “Pack Mentality”.  Each player fell into one of four…

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10 rules of field 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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