Here’s why mental training gets overlooked.
For people who don’t understand how sports work, it can be easy to mistake the top players as simply physically gifted. We have stereotypes such as the “dumb jock”. However, as any top athlete will tell you, and you’ve probably experienced yourself, there’s no way to play at an elite level without being incredibly skilled mentally as well. The best players I played with were intelligent about everything they did, and emotionally in control of their game.
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Here’s a short clip from my course about what is mental training and why it’s important:
Here are three instances where mental training makes the difference for you as a hockey player:
- The road to the top includes tremendous setbacks. It’s a mental skill to be able to pick yourself up and keep moving forward when it seems like your dreams were just shattered. Whether it’s an injury, being cut from a team or losing a big game, it’s a challenge to pick yourself up and keep moving forward.
- How you respond to emotional challenges during games determines how good you are as a player. Let’s say a player slashes you right in front of the ref and there’s no call. How do you respond? Can you let it go and continue to play your best? Do you lose your mind and end up in the box yourself?
- Can you mentally prepare yourself to play your best tonight even though you don’t feel physically your best? This is a mental challenge and the top players have figured this out. This is how they are able to play at such a high level so consistently.
My program is designed to help you harness your mind and leverage this as a strength in building your hockey career.