The Easiest Way to Eliminate Bad Body Language

Kelvin Cech

Steady contributor in multiple roles over the years at the coaches site, current head coach of the West Van Warriors Academy U18 Prep Team, former MJHL coach of the year with the Winkler Flyers and assistant coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Men's Hockey team.

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Bad body language is a reality of any sport, anywhere, any time. And it's always a distraction. Learn how to confront your team's bad body language.
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Quitting on a play because of a mistake is like a poison that immediately infects not only the host, but the entire colony.

We’ve all seen it. A player misses a pass and they throw their hands up in the air in a misguided attempt to assign blame to the passer. A shot misses the net and the shooter smashes their stick against the boards. It happens on the bench too every time you tell a player to step back even though they have a shift in the rotation coming up – cue the exasperated eye roll and reluctant shuffle backwards.

But it’s not the bad body language itself that’s the problem in hockey. It’s not the disease that kills you, it’s the side effects.

“I’m Just Frustrated”

Players who justify their bad body language by claiming frustration and a desire to win are missing the point. Passion is good. The courage and strength to channel that passion, however, are the building blocks of not only a strong hockey player, but a stronger person.

Bad body language is a reality of any sport, anywhere, any time. And it's always a distraction. Learn how to confront your team's bad body language . . .

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