Players must realize how important it is to attend practice regularly! Don’t just tolerate a practice – have fun and enjoy the learning process! The term ‘practice’ is used to convey that regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it, especially when encouraging someone to persist.
Practice is the time to introduce new drills, skills, tactics, and game concepts. It is a place to be with your friends and teammates, learn about their strengths and playing style, and become a team and form a cohesive bond.
Coaching is an essential part of practices. A coach’s responsibilities for practices is very important: they keep practices current and players engaged. The quality and intensity of the practice is also as important. There needs to be a proper plan set up with a variety of drills to concentrate and focus on skills development. Coach to- player ratio should be kept low to maintain proper skills development and instruction.
Youth athletes shouldn’t focus all of their time in the game of hockey. Athletes need to be well-rounded. You must develop skills through specific age and progression stages. You don’t need to focus and concentrate on one specific sport year round. Many youth players participate in multiple sports and activities in order to achieve elite level status. – disconnected thought process.
Youth athletes shouldn’t focus all of their time in the game of hockey: they must be well-rounded individuals who participate in a multitude of sports and activities in order to achieve elite level status.
An elite athlete has developed and cultivated their skills through specific age and progression stages. Ray Meyer, a Hall of Fame basketball coach at DePaul University in Illinois, has stated, “Practice does not make the athlete. It is the quality and intensity of the practice that makes the athlete, not just repeating practicing.”
Practice is a key element of transformation. If you are going to practice towards a progressive and transformative outcome, then you should be fully committed and put your best effort forward. Quality and intensity of a practice outweigh quantity and mediocrity!
The old adage holds true: practice makes perfect. Practicing is simply the only way to get better. No matter how hard you practice a particular task, you can only become so good at it, or, in some cases, remain so mediocre based on your commitment to practice. Remember to practice smart, practice hard, and have fun!!