“As any athlete knows, momentum is the most unstoppable force in sports. The only way to stop it is if you get in your own way, start making stupid mistakes or stop believing in yourself.”
– Rocco Mediate
When a team has momentum, it means a team has things going in its favour, and it will take a great effort to stop it.
Momentum is the effect, not the cause of success in hockey. It is the result of effective confident actions in the moment. Momentum does not transfer from game to game, however, but confidence can. It can only truly show up in the moment, because the now is all there ever is. After that it becomes game film for reflection and learning. Momentum is gained when a hockey player who is mindful in the present moment taps into their potential (skills, talents, intuition, and creativity) by making a play that raises the energy of their team.