- 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 no killer instinct.
If your team or hockey players struggle with these Red Flags it is important to address them immediately. Working harder doesn’t solve these problems. Maturing doesn’t solve these problems. You don’t get better at Math by studying English. You need to address the problem head on.
Each of these can be improved with the right Mental Reps. As hockey players we make thousands of physical reps a week (hitting, passing, shooting, defending). Take the right Mental Reps each week as well and that’s when you break through plateaus and start ripping Gs!