In this episode, Coach Andy and Eric discuss the unavoidable mental habit of comparing yourself to others. They cover what it means to make comparisons, healthy vs. unhealthy comparisons at all levels of hockey, and what parents and coaches can do to help their players handle this mental habit.
Ep.27 | Making Comparisons with Coach Andy
Show Notes and Resources
The episode opens with a discussion on a few books Andy is currently reading. From the books he breaks into a discussion on having ‘balance’ in your life when trying to achieve something exceptional.
From there, the boys go on to talk about mental and emotional toughness, and the comparisons that all athletes make when progressing to higher levels. They emphasize how to compare in a healthy way, and how the comparisons can become negative.
They finish up talking about how parents and coaches can help young players navigate their development.