Understanding Momentum Swings in Hockey

Understanding Momentum Swings in Hockey
When players can be in a state where they are 100% present and engaged in the moment, their performance is going to be very effective.
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“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.

When players can be in a state where they are 100% present and engaged in the moment, their performance is going to be very effective . . .

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Walter Aguilar

Walter Aguilar – is a Certified Professional Coach and COR.E Performance Dynamics Specialist. Using the mind/energy connection to performance, he teaches a unique approach to peak performance. He specializes in teaching mindfulness for hockey using the COR.E Performance Dynamics energy leadership system. This is based on the 7 levels of energy that thoughts create. These affect awareness, confidence, engagement, creativity and intuition. His equation of Performance = Potential – Interference, provides a framework for success in hockey and life.

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