Mental Keys to Recovery for Hockey Players 
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by Patrick Cohn
1w ago
How can a hockey player stay mentally energized during a long season? Every athlete recognizes the importance of caring for their body, especially to meet the demands of a long hockey season. Athletes need water and recovery drinks to hydrate and replenish their bodies.  Healthy foods and energy bars help fuel an athlete and maintain […] The post Mental Keys to Recovery for Hockey Players  first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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Your Mindset and Finishing Hockey Games
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by Patrick Cohn
1w ago
Why do some hockey teams struggle to convert a late-game lead into a win? Winning is never guaranteed when your team leads by a couple of goals in the third period. You can probably recall many stories where a hockey team experienced an epic collapse when having a significant lead. Some teams collapse late in […] The post Your Mindset and Finishing Hockey Games first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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Tips for Positive Practice Habits in Hockey
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
Does practice make perfect? Since “perfect” is an unrealistic ideal, the answer is no. However, practice goes far beyond perfecting technique. Practice creates habits. Practice hones your technical and tactical awareness. Practice improves conditioning, speed, agility, and power. Practice improves communication, builds team cohesion, and sets a team’s culture. Practice improves confidence, resilience, motivation, and […] The post Tips for Positive Practice Habits in Hockey first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How to Not Panic During Hockey Games
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
What causes some hockey teams to panic when times are tough? Have you ever played in a game where you had a solid game plan and felt confident in your ability to execute the plan, but the opposing team jumped out to an early lead? Many teams panic in these situations and lose trust in […] The post How to Not Panic During Hockey Games first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How to Play with Intensity on Your First Shift 
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by Patrick Cohn
1M ago
What is meant by “game intensity” in hockey? What factors affect game intensity? Game intensity is a team’s level of effort, energy, and excitement. Game intensity is being emotionally charged and physically engaged in the competition. Some hockey teams tend to start games flat. The players don’t seem to be fully present in the game. […] The post How to Play with Intensity on Your First Shift  first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How Elite Hockey Players Embrace Change
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by Patrick Cohn
2M ago
Have you heard the saying, “You make your own luck?” Making your own luck is a matter of looking for opportunities and making the most of those opportunities. For example, if you played on the first line the previous year but had your playing time significantly reduced for the current season, one option is to […] The post How Elite Hockey Players Embrace Change first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How to Process Mistakes Like a Pro
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by Patrick Cohn
2M ago
What is your thought process after making a mistake in a hockey game? To take it a step further, what are your thoughts if your mistake occurs late in a game, allowing the opposing team to score and win the game? Every player makes mistakes, and every player responds to mistakes differently. Your response to […] The post How to Process Mistakes Like a Pro first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How to Handle Conflict with Your Coach
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by Patrick Cohn
10M ago
Have you ever had a coach that you didn’t mesh or agree with? You may have thought your coach was unfair or unreasonable. Many athletes have a negative or shaky relationship with their coach. Having a conflict with a coach can make training and competing a challenge. When you feel a coach has something against […] The post How to Handle Conflict with Your Coach first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How to Manage Momentum Shifts During Games
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by Patrick Cohn
1y ago
Why do some teams fall apart during tough games while other teams battle until the end? Hockey games are often mini-dramas with ups and downs throughout the game. The flow of the game can change within moments. One minute, you are controlling the puck and attacking; the next, you are defending or playing chase. Teams […] The post How to Manage Momentum Shifts During Games first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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How Hockey Players Can Manage Adversity
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by Patrick Cohn
1y ago
How often has something “wrong” or “bad” happened during a hockey season that devastated you? Some hockey players encounter adversity, which changes their attitude and negatively affects their season. Different degrees of adversity affect players in different ways. For example, being benched can motivate one player to prove himself and regain his role on the […] The post How Hockey Players Can Manage Adversity first appeared on Hockey Mental Game ..read more
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