The mindset of the athlete drives their personal development (on and off the ice) and also prepares them for adversities AND opportunities they have not yet encountered.
Mindset is an essential element of high performance and being your best on the ice. This is not debatable, it is a fact. The true answer is, ALL HOCKEY PLAYERS should deliberately work on their mindset. The mindset of the athlete drives their personal development (on and off the ice) and also prepares them for adversities AND opportunities they have not yet encountered.
Since a High Performance Mindset applies to all serious hockey players, a better question might be, “How do I work on my mindset?”
This becomes a difficult question for an athlete to answer because so many concepts are involved – self-confidence, motivation, emotional control, concentration, preparation, etc. – it’s tough to know where to begin and how to move forward.
Jason can only work with a limited number of players one on one, but he has attempted to make the concepts accessible and actionable for all players – whether you are a dedicated minor hockey athlete with big dreams, a NHL prospect wanting to make the next step, or a full time NHL’er looking to optimize earning potential.
There is a common misconception that something has to be “wrong” before an athlete would seek support with their mindset. This assumption couldn’t be farther from truth. Although it is wise to attend to items that may be currently holding you back, it is also responsible to put in the work when things appear to be “fine”. You never know when your big opportunity might come or when adversity may strike. Responsible athletes take a professional approach. They leave absolutely no doubt and control what they can control.
Mindset is essential. It is also something you can train and master. Work on your game!