Kim McCullough

Game sense 101

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

Hockey is the smartest game in the world. When you look at the two key components of what we typically call “game sense,” you’ll quickly see how they are more important in hockey than in any other sport.

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Four more ways to get better this summer

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

Here are four more tips to help you get to the next level this summer now that training camp and the start of the season are just around the corner.

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Three ways to sabotage your season

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

Players who aspire to play at the highest level of hockey “get it.” They put in the hard work on and off the ice to gain an edge on the competition. But once the summer comes, most players just do what is asked of them by their coaches, instead of going the extra mile. Many of them will not get the payoff they deserve once they hit the ice in the fall because of self-sabotage. So here are three of the most common ways players sabotage their season.

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Four pieces of advice to kick-start summer

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

I have to admit, my life is pretty hockey-centric. Even when I take things a little slower in May and June, I’m still in hockey mode. What can I say, I love what I do and I’m always thinking of ways to help players get to the next level.

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Are you focused or distracted?

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

One of the biggest challenges for all hockey players is being able to stay focused throughout an entire season, game or even practice. Distractions are everywhere and with playoffs and season-ending tournaments upon us, the amount and intensity of these distractions seems to be multiplying. Every player will get distracted by different things and that’s why each player must come up with their own strategy for combating their distractions.

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