It seems like summer goes by too fast. Some players, looking back, feel that way about their hockey years too. They wish they’d squeezed more out of every season.
The secret to getting the most out of your upcoming season is preparation. By now, if you’ve been following the recommended training cycle, you’ve given your body and mind a few weeks of post-season downtime to recover. Now it’s time to start thinking about preparation and goals for the upcoming season.
First, you need a strategy for your pre-season preparations. Decide what it will take to get ready, then plan out a realistic timeline for completing the preparations. In planning your strategy, consider three main components: on-ice prep, off-ice prep, and mental preparation.
For each component, think about where you are, then decide where you want to be on day one of the season. These are the two end points on your preparation curve. Now break the work down into time periods, so you know exactly what you have to do, and when, so you'll be primed and ready when camps and tryouts start.
Now look at your schedule and decide how much time you can allocate to on-ice, off-ice, and
mental preparation. For many players, off-ice and mental preparation can be done individually or with teammates or friends. For on-ice training, it’s critical to have the proper instruction to get you ready to hit camp at your highest level.
A great way to get ready for the season is to take advantage of both Progressive Power Skating and 45/45 sessions that Power Plus is offering in July and August. The July sessions are designed to allow players to develop their technique and grow skating confidence. The August sessions include 45 minutes of high intensity power skating and conditioning, along with 45 minutes of elite skill-based puck drills to get athletes ready for the season. The 45/45 sessions are specially designed to maximize each player’s skill base and conditioning. They’re a great way to ramp up your preparations so you hit the season in full stride. For younger players, proper technique is especially critical. It's the foundation for years of enjoyment to come!
Contact Tanya today at (780) 933-6814 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot. Limited spots available.