Nobody Cares How Good You Were Last Year
Posted by Greg Carter
We hope your season is off to a great start! New beginnings – and new seasons – are special and important. Great players rely on their past experiences and build on them for future successes. They also realize that the past is just that, the past.
An NHL coach recently commented about a slow start to the season, and the sluggish play of some on the team, by commenting that nobody cares how good you were last year. The message was clear: it’s a new season, and new opportunity…to prove you deserve to play, or for others to prove they deserve to play, regardless of your past points or production.
Whether you scored 50 goals last season, assisted on dozens more or made more saves than Mr. Zero himself, this youth hockey season is another opportunity to do it again!
When our pro staff talks about youth hockey development in our Player Tips section of our website, we often remind players and parents that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Great players keep developing over a period of time, they keep setting goals and reaching higher. They don’t quit and rest on their laurels.
Regardless of past success or failures, learn from them, build on them and work harder than ever to make this your best season ever!
Thanks for reading and check back soon for the announcement of our summer hockey school dates and locations. Until then, we look forward to seeing you at the rink!