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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yes, Virginia, there is Sports Psychology

Ok so not Santa but well there is no Santa...however there is sports psychology although with hockey fans, many poo-poo it or are too busy focusing on stats to take it into consideration.  No matter how many times game announcers make mention of the mental aspect of hockey, no matter how many former players talk about their experiences with mindset - it rarely gets talked about in depth.

It’s good to see an article on nhl.com entitled DiPietro: Mental wear always tougher than physical where DP briefly offers insight into the mental strain of having been injured thus out of the game for a while and of course coming back in. From what I’ve seen so far since his return, this once sullen looking goalie seems to be smiling more often, which is not only good for the mind but also a good release for the body. He also seems to have a deeper appreciation for being able to play at this professional level which as a woman I gotta tell ya – you got that right mister.


1 comment:

AngieOnTheNYIslesScene said...

Interesting read, my partner-in-crime. :) You're right in that the mental aspect plays such a huge role in being a solid athlete.