As the great John Wooden famously quoted “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” Now that the world is re-opening its doors and we are starting to come out of a time of challenge and adversity it is an excellent time to start fresh. As an athlete we may have missed games, workouts, playoffs and some of the most exciting times of the year, but think of the positive that came out of that…….a recharge for your love of the game.
In the current generation there has never been another time period where our favourite sports and activities were forced to such an elongated absence and an abrupt halt. Now is an excellent time to reflect on why you love the game of hockey and what makes you excited to return. As your time on the ice approaches take a moment each day to write down or journal an aspect you love about the game of hockey (i.e. getting to see your friends again, exercising, working on your skills).
Returning to the game of hockey is extremely exciting and we couldn’t be happier for our athletes, however getting your body and mind back into hockey shape is of the utmost importance. When returning to the game take it at a gradual pace, your body needs time to adjust and activities such as stretching, warm up, rest, and nutrition are critical. Don’t be discouraged if it takes longer than normal to “knock off the rust”, setbacks are to be expected, enjoy the process of getting back to the arena and having an opportunity to enjoy the game of hockey again.
Our entire team at Power Plus Hockey Skating wishes everyone the best in their return to hockey and hope to see you at our camps this summer. For information on camps for Summer 2020 visit www.powerplushockeyskating.com. Stay safe and take care!