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The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

Playoffs bring with them what I call the “dichotomy of pressure.” As teams continue to win in the playoffs or at a tournament, each coming game brings higher expectations, which generate more pressure for players to perform at a higher level. Yet the more players internalize (or feel) this extra pressure, the tighter they tend [...]

February 7, 2015 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

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 make mistakes or fail? When you get impatient and upset with yourself for messing up — because you feel that, at your level, you shouldn’t [...]

January 31, 2015 Dr. Alan Goldberg Inside Edge, Pro 0

Top 10 Meal Planning Tips for Busy Hockey Families

Top 10 Meal Planning Tips for Busy Hockey Families

Nutrition and healthy eating is often the base of most resolutions. But if you’re like a lot of people, you’ve already forgotten the resolutions you made on January 1st. The good news is that having a really good meal plan can help you stick to your healthy eating resolution long term!  Which foods belong in your [...]

January 29, 2015 Susannah Juteau, MSc, RD — Consultant, Peak Performance On The Fly, The Kitchen 0

3 Ways To Help Your Kids Discover Their True Athletic Potential

3 Ways To Help Your Kids Discover Their True Athletic Potential

Working with young athletes over the years has really helped me to understand the impact that parents, coaches and trainers can have on a child’s future success in sports. This is the basis for why I am so passionate in giving back to my young athletes. While there is no doubt that coaches and trainers [...]

December 21, 2014 Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP — Founder, MyAthletic Performance Special Feature 0

The MacGyver Way: Using What You Have

The MacGyver Way: Using What You Have

A few weeks back, I asked a group of 17-year-old boys I was doing a career workshop with if they knew who MacGyver was. Thankfully, most of them did, which is good because it’s an example I use to illustrate the idea that a person can use what they already have to create success. For [...]

December 2, 2014 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Uncategorized 0

Pirate Tips for Smooth Sailing

Pirate Tips for Smooth Sailing

Once November hits, hockey families are well into their busy sports, school and work schedules. Following a hectic tryout and evaluation process, the effects of the zero to 60 change in schedule can sometimes leave moms, dads and kids feeling tired and overstretched.  When this happens, our creative thinking and problem solving abilities take a [...]

November 13, 2014 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Special Feature 0