All posts by Dr. Alan Goldberg

Learn How To Sharpen Your Axe

Once upon a time… a very strong woodcutter interviewed for a job with a wealthy timber merchant. The pay was good, the merchant was said to be fair and the woodcutter […]

Mentally Preparing for Important Tryouts

Last minute nervousness and self-doubts are VERY NORMAL! So you’ve got that really big tryout coming up and you desperately want to play your best, so you can make the […]

Competitive Sports are They a Good or Bad Thing?

Should your kids really be playing hockey or any sport at a highly competitive level? Are there some serious, long-term, mental costs to their involvement?   When it comes to […]

Are You A Winning Coach? 10 Signs You May Have Lost Your Way

Just like you and me, no coach is perfect. And let’s face it, no matter how great a job a coach is doing, he or she will never be able […]

Two big mistakes hockey parents make and how to avoid them!

Loving, well-adjusted parents want two things for their hockey-playing offspring: happiness and success. The key is how you go about trying to help your child achieve them. All too often, […]

Big Game Preparation — 7 Tips for Staying COOL and CALM in the Clutch

The BIGGEST secret to you playing your best when it counts the most is learning how to keep yourself CALM and COMPOSED. If you allow yourself to get too nervous […]

Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Who would ever think that the one biggest obstacle to achieving success on the ice and reaching your hockey dreams would be your own frustration and self-directed anger whenever you […]

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Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Who would ever think that the one biggest obstacle to achieving success on the ice and reaching your hockey dreams would be your own frustration and self-directed anger whenever you […]

Do You Really Want Your Kid To Be A Star?

How important is it that your children go as far as possible in this sport? Would you like to know what you can do as parents to help your kids […]

Getting Your Athletes To Play Their Best When It Counts — A coach’s guide to effectively managing performance anxiety

In practice he’s fast, aggressive and skilled. His stickhandling is outstanding, and there’s no question that this kid has the talent to play at the next level. So how come, […]

Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level

If you really want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, if you […]

Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level

If you really want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, if you […]