Monday, May 28, 2012

Team USA Gives Up Ice and Makes Bad Line Change

Defensive Teaching Points:

  • Defense must get up over defensive blue line on clears
  • The closest forward must pressure the puck carrier
  • Defense can not give up ice
  • Defense need to play tight gap
  • No free shots

Finland Offensive Tactics On Clear:

  • 1 forward stays back in offensive zone to draw attention of defense
  • Finland passes to forward just at or over blue line
  • The tactic catches the defense giving up ice or standing still

Sports Psychology Tips: 

Serious Athletes Keep A Metal Training Log:
  • It is a long-established fact that writing things down helps to increase performance, increases the odds on achieving goals and succeeding
  •  A mental training log is completed by a player after each training session and game
  • Write down all the things you said to yourself that helped you perform better
  • Write down all the things you said to yourself that inhibited your performance
  • Allow you to recognize negative pattern and replace them with positive behaviors
  • Allows you become aware of stress and how to resolve it
  • Allows you to recognize muscle tension and learn to relax
  • Allows you to identify your own peak performance state and learn to duplicate it
  • Allows you to track your progress and goals
  • Helps you set short term process goals to improve your mental skill set to succeed

Power Thoughts:

"Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.

 -Henry Ford

Interesting videos Henry Ford

"If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win."

-Carl Lewis

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