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‘Place and Recover’ Progression Drill

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Series: Down Low Transitions

Technical Skill: Single Leg Recovery Transition

Practice Level: Foundational

MENTAL PRACTICE BENEFITS

Practicing mental progression drills offers numerous benefits for understanding the skill, skill improvement, and confidence building:

  1. Enhanced Focus and Concentration: Mental practice drills require sustained attention, which helps improve focus and concentration over time. As you continually engage in mental exercises, you train your mind to stay attentive for longer periods, leading to improved concentration when physically practicing the alignment and movement patterns.
  2. Improved Cognitive Skills: Mental progression drills challenge your brain, improving mental functions such as neuro pathway building and mental mapping.  Regular practice can lead to sharper thinking skills to help with weak link correction.
  3. Skill Transfer: Using mental practice progression drills that replicate the physical execution of a skill are transferable to on ice execution. Visualization exercises used in goalie specific movements can enhance performance not only during on ice practices but also during in game execution.
  4. Self-Confidence Boost: As you improve your performance with mental practice progression drills, you build confidence in your technical skills abilities. This confidence can spill over into other areas of your performance, empowering you to tackle in game challenges with a positive mindset.
  5. Time Efficiency: Mental drills can be practiced anywhere and anytime, requiring minimal equipment or resources. This makes them a convenient way to exercise your brain during downtime or breaks throughout the day.
  6. Goal Setting and Achievement: Setting goals for improvement in mental drills provides a sense of purpose and motivation. Tracking progress and achieving milestones can be highly rewarding, cultivating a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
  7. Life-Long Learning: Engaging in mental drills promotes a mindset of continuous learning and improvement. This attitude can have far-reaching benefits beyond the specific goalie skills being practiced, enriching your personal and educational life.

 

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