Ep.98 | 2022 Training Camp Wrap Up with Coach Andy

In this episode, Coach Andy and Coach Eric wrap up the 2022 training camp season with the completion of OHL, junior, and travel team tryouts. They discuss going into camps as a first year vs veteran player, the development process and ‘paying your dues’, the uncertainty that comes with a new season, and battling through adversity.

Show Notes and Resources

Leading off this episode, Coach Andy discusses a book he recently read on Muggsy Bogues – a 14-year American NBA player excelling at the height of 5’3.

From there Coach Eric shares his excitement about the upcoming hockey season and introduces the topic of training camps. Coach Andy shares his thoughts from watching OHL camps this year and some of the biggest differences from last year. He outlines some of the common experiences by first year players and parents, and the uncertainty facing new and returning players. He gives advice on how to mentally handle these situations, and the role of patience in your development path as a hockey player. Mapping out common expectations vs reality, he points out the common mistake of being in a rush to succeed and how this can be a huge downfall for young athletes. This leads to an extended discussion on adversity and battling through the hard times, before the boys close with some final thoughts for parents.

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