Posted by Greg Carter
Puck luck, pride & passion top this years’ wish list for youth hockey players!
With the 2021-22 youth hockey season well under way the holidays are always a good time to pause and evaluate your game. Very likely there are certain aspects of your game that are going really well, and also a few areas that need some work.
Our past holiday hockey player wish lists have delivered some great gifts and this year the list starts with pride.
Hockey Players Play With PRIDE
A recent conversation with a fellow youth hockey coach was about how much pride their entire team is taking in the way they approach each and every practice and game. From being on time to working hard and getting along in the locker room, each and every player is taking great pride in being a contributor to the team. It’s no surprise their season is off to an awesome start.
Hockey Players Play With PURPOSE
Youth hockey players have more skill than ever. The best players approach every drill at every practice with purpose. They don’t skate the drill to simply get back in line to do it again, they skate the drill with the purpose of getting better. If you play with purpose you will prosper!
Hockey Players Are PREPARED
We’ve talked in past articles about the “6’s P’s of Performance’: Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.” Being prepared is part of a winning mindset. Are you prepared for every practice and every game?
Hockey Players Play With PASSION
The best hockey players have one thing in common beyond a high skill level; they are also the most passionate about everything hockey. Passion can’t be taught, but if you have it, dream it, live it and pursue it!
Hockey Players Create Their Own PUCK LUCK
How many hockey games have you watched where the puck just seems to be bouncing in the right direction for one team all game. Hockey is a game of inches and there is something to be said for being in the right place at the right time and ‘lucky bounces’ . . . but there is also something to be said for creating the opportunities to be in that lucky spot in the first place. Work hard and create your own puck luck this season!
Thanks for reading and we hope our annual hockey player holiday list provides you with plenty to think about and to help improve your game this season. As a reader of our Player Tips from our Pro Staff, we would also like to extend our Early Bird Special to you for our summer of 2022 Hockey Schools. Take advantage of the best prices of the season by clicking here!