You might have been blessed with an abundance of natural hockey talent, possessing an innate ability to skate or shoot for a goal. However, nobody makes it anywhere near the NHL on talent alone; you’ve got to be extraordinarily dedicated and a genuine team player to make it big.
A bit of talent doesn’t go astray, either! From learning to skate sensibly to developing a telepathic understanding with team-mates, there are numerous traits you can learn and fine-tune so that your all-round game is as good as it can be. As well as working on your skills, you’ve also got to have the right attitude. Over the years, a lot of immensely gifted hockey players have fallen by the wayside because they didn’t have the discipline or team ethic to take the next step.
Check out this infographic from Tucker Hockey which outlines a few of the key traits that every pro hockey player has in abundance and every childhood or amateur player should strive to improve.
Even improving a couple aspects to your game could make a massive difference. Tucker Hockey is a hockey school based in Calgary and is run by professional coach Rex Tucker.
The school works with players of all ages from 4+ to provide tailored camps geared towards improving specific parts of the game. They also arrange customized group programs and tours to other countries.
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