Hockey Practice

November 17, 2009

Erin has hockey practice a couple times a week. She is improving so quickly, I have a hard time believing that this is her first year.

Jeff explained about visualization as a technique for mentally preparing for games. Since this is an initiation league, she doesn’t have any games, so she tried the technique on her way to her practice. She pictured herself stopping pucks, maintaining a perfect stance, and chosing the right method to block different types of shots. Once they started scrimaging at her practice, she didn’t let in a single puck.

The coach had the kids do one drill that was hysterical to watch…dogsled!

Not only was this fun to watch, these two were terrific at it! Jeff and I told them that they should chant “Girl Power” as they go down the ice. Too funny!

Yup! She stuffed him! Woo Hoo!

She is so enjoying playing hockey! Everything the coach tells her, she takes to heart and works on improving. She also tells Jeff what specific skill she is going to focus on before each practice, then she actually does it during the practice. Needless to say, I am very proud of her!

One comment

  1. Go, Erin! We’re very proud of you, too!

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