How To Battle the Toughest Stretch of Your Season
By now your team is well into the meat n’ potatoes of your season. Certain players are thriving, others are struggling, and new surprises are popping up every day. You’ve probably even noticed yourself using a new trick or three as you enter the toughest stretch of the year.
But no matter how well your team is playing, a crash is imminent. It happens to every team, everywhere, no matter what.
The dip is upon us.
What is the Dip?
Before we answer the question posed by this post’s headline, let’s talk about the mid-November dip that’s about to rain in our parade like a snowy Coquihalla road trip.
“Everybody is just tired,” says powerskating instructor Karen Kos. “It’s not just physical, it’s mental as well. Sleep is your recovery time, for brain and body, and the kids probably aren’t getting enough of it. But ultimately it will separate the good from the great, it’s a platform.”
“It’s mental frustration,” says Clint Thornton, head coach of the Vancouver North West Giants of the BC Major Midget League “Everything seems to set everyone off, there’s finger pointing. But the great should point fingers at themselves and ask how they can improve the situation.”
“This is where trades start to happen,” says Karen. “GM’s start to separate the good from the great.”
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