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Annabella Gatto

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Annabella Gatto

I started playing ice hockey when I was 15. Throughout my journey there has been many bumps in the road but also great sights to see along the way and I'm here to write all about it!

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Adjusting to life without hockey

It’s so crazy, one night I was doing my homework and studying for an SAT that I had in two...
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Pushing through when hockey gets tough

Lately, it has felt like one heck of a month. Junior year of high school has been a lot lately....
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Taking hits: Thoughts from the only girl on the team

Being on an all-boys team has its highs and lows. You would think that when boys see a girl playing...
2020 hockey goals

Hockey goals for 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2019 flew by! This past year has given me so many opportunities and chances to grow, become...

A time of reflection and looking forward to 2020

December is my favorite month!  Not only is it the holidays, it is also my birthday month!  I am turning...
Scoring goals

With hard work comes scoring goals

Three years. That’s how long it took me to score my first goal. Wow, yeah, I know—scoring goals never came...
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Big goals for a new hockey season

Wow, its already October! HOCKEY SEASON IS FINALLY HERE! I remember like it was yesterday when I was packing and...

What to do when hockey stops being fun

I realized that lately, I haven’t been having fun playing hockey. I remember when I first started to play deck...

Finding inspiration from the US Women’s National Soccer Team

I know that this has nothing to do with hockey but hear me out: at the beginning of July, the...

Girls Gold Medal Hockey Camp

The last time I played girls hockey was in April and I was cut from the team, but I played...
off season youth hockey training

Turning rejection into hockey training motivation

I can’t believe it! A whole month has passed since my rejection from the girls’ hockey team and I am...

Getting cut from a youth hockey team

When one door closes, another one opens. In April I tried out for a girls’ hockey team. They are the...
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Hockey season’s end welcomes new beginnings

I know I mentioned this to you all before, but this hockey season was quite an interesting one. I felt...

Hockey discoveries in Iceland

This month I went on vacation to Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland is a beautiful country. There are so many things to...

The importance of mindset in youth hockey

“Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.” -Wayne Gretzky My friend and I went to...

What makes a good hockey coach and mentor

“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden Coaches like to push...
5 tips to start playing hockey

Balancing life and hockey as a student-athlete

Being a student athlete is pretty difficult. I go to school five days a week, then I have sports and...
Anabella Gatto US Women's Olympians Hockey

Hockey camp with three Olympic gold medalists

“That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball,...
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An introduction to Annabella Gatto and her hockey journey

“I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, because of you I didn’t give...