Hockey - Ice/Field
Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.
Field hockey is played on gravel, natural grass, sand-based or water-based artificial turf, with a small, hard ball. The game is popular among both males and females in many parts of the world.
Ice hockey is played on a large flat area of ice, using a puck. This puck is often frozen before high-level games to decrease the amount of bouncing and friction on the ice. The game is contested between two teams of skaters.
Hockey is an aggressive sport in which athletes need to keep their cool in order to play at their optimal levels, yet be aggressive enough to make big plays. Stick handling skills and physical training often become the main focus for hockey players; however, players- (in any sport), need to train their mind just as much as they train their bodies.
Common psychological obstacles that can occur:
Anxiety (physical and mental)
Uneven performance between practice and game situations
Difficulty overcoming mistakes
Difficulty in pressure situations
Lack of aggressive play/too aggressive
Attention and focus deficits
Recovering from an injury
Optimal performance training
If you believe you or your child may be battling with mental obstacles that could be affecting their overall athletic performance, please call MVP Mentality today. Dr. Hennessy can help athletes of any age and level to optimize their performance on and off the field with cutting edge tactics.
With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, she knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 954-317-0551 or email her at DrLaurenHennessy@gmail.com.
For more information regarding mental blocks in Hockey, check out the links below:
How Detrimental is Anxiety in Sports?
Neurofeedback can Optimize Athletic Performance