The season can be a long grind, and this is an important time for you to catch your breath and
reflect on your season as a whole. It’s true that only one team can win the honour of being local,
provincial, or national champions, but that doesn’t mean that other teams and players didn’t have
noteworthy successes worth considering and reflecting on as we transition into the post season.
I encourage all of you to look back on your season from the very beginning and reflect on what
goals you set, which ones were accomplished, and which ones you had difficulty attaining.
Taking the time to review your goals from a realistic end-of-season perspective will help you to
see what your strengths are, and where you can make improvements both on and off the ice.
As we come into the spring post-season or “transition” phase, this self-analysis is critical. Once
you’ve done it, it’s time to take action. First, I recommend taking some time off to rest and let
any injuries heal to the fullest. Once you’ve rested and recovered from any injuries, it’s time to
begin putting in the post-season work that’s critical for any successful player. Post-season is a
critical time for athletes to continue developing the skills they’ve gained during the season, and
ramp up their strength and aerobic abilities. Athletes who skip training in the “transition” period
of the season will find their pre-season phase (the 8-12 weeks prior to the start of the season)
much more arduous and challenging.
This is a great time of the year for hockey players to:
· focus on the areas they want to improve on
· continue to develop their areas of strength
· maintain and increase their physical strength and aerobic abilities
A great way for young athletes to capitalize on this “transition” time is to participate in Power
Plus’s Total Package program. Total Package (Bantam & Midget level) caters to the specific needs of each individual athlete, in both the mental and physical aspects of the game, on and off the ice. Total Package starts on April 25 and runs to the start of August with optional 45/45 conditioning sessions. Power Plus’s specialized team has the expertise to ensure that young athletes maximize their off-season development and make the transition into the intense pre-season as seamlessly as possible.
For more information on Total Package, contact Tanya at 780.933.6814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful day!