I got an email from the parent of a 6-YEAR-OLD player immediately after he got home from one of our hockey lessons. The email read:
You’ll be happy to know…
When we got home tonight the first thing Dylan said to mommy was “guess what we did tonight?” After a few guesses she gave up. He replied “brain control”.
Good to know it’s sticking and he’s making that connection.
At Strong Dynamics we teach players that the most important part of their hockey equipment is their brain. Once they can “see” the technique they can then begin to master it. By “see” I explain, I mean UNDERSTAND. I tell the players that the eyes are just one way for them to take in information to tell their brains what to do, and that they need to use all of their senses to collect all the information. Some of the best part of our Skills and Thrills Hockey Clinics is when the players are standing perfectly still, watching, listening and thinking about technique, the mechanics, the physics of hockey.
I got a follow-up email last night from that same parent of the player who practices brain control. The email included a picture of Dylan demonstrating what he has accomplished through “brain control”… that is, some Extreme Edges and the ability to track and handle the puck! Remember, he is only 6 years old!
Keep up the good work, DJ!