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The 7 Pre-game Habits of Pro Hockey Players book offers a step-by-step guide to pre-game preparation to play at your best for every game. Everyone from squirts to the NHL players will learn specific techniques that will raise their game to the next level.
The 7 Pre-Game Habits of Pro Hockey Players addresses mental and physical preparation. Specifically in the 24 hours leading up to a game and immediately following that creates a consistent high energy level. Combine eating right, stretching, and hockey specific warm-up games to get your body into "The Zone."
This book teaches you in a step-by-step manner how to:
- How to create visualizations (mini-movies) to instill more confidence before stepping onto the ice
- Why your pre-game stretching routine may be making you physically weaker before the game even begins
- How to control you emotions immediately using an “anchor”
- How to use a breathing pattern to eliminate anxiety before a penalty shot
- What to eat/drink before, during, and after a game for optimal performance
- How a routine dials in your focus and gets rid of distractions
- What to eat when the bus stops at fast food restaurants, so your game performance is not affected
Written by Brett Henning. Brett is a member of the Inaugural National Development Team and 2000 World Junior Team with USA Hockey. Brett Henning also played Jr. Hockey in Canada and at the collegiate level of the University of Notre Dame. He was drafted by the New York Islanders before a back injury ended his on-ice career.
Table of Contents:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Visualization: Background on visualization, how to visualize, how to get over a slump
- Breathing: Shootout Preparation (circle breathing), flexible breathing, breathe counting, quick breaths, low breathing
- Controlling you emotions: anger, fear, jealousy, frustration, defeated (will to win)
- Stretching: dynamic stretching (warm-up)
- Games: feet and concentration, reaction time and quick hands
- Nutrition: key's to optimal performance (hydration, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, daily nutrition schedule, breakfast, lunch and dinner, fruits and vegetables, post exercise, grocery list, traveling strategies, how to cook, sleep)
- Routines: what is a routine, your current routine and developing a new one
- Top 8 mistakes amateurs make
- Ending chapter