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Successful athletes focus on mental training in addition to rigorous physical training and proper eating. Here you will find expert advice on how to gain the mental edge over your opponent, maintain optimal mental health, and ensure your mindset is always ready for the task at hand.

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Off-season tips to mentally prepare for next season

You might be wondering if there’s a perfect plan on how to spend your off-season to start effectively preparing for...
Sport Psychology Hockey

The mental game of hockey (Part 2)

Continuing from Part 1 of the mental game of hockey, we’ll look at different ways sports psychologists can help you...

The mental game of hockey

During the last few minutes before hitting the ice, during the coach’s pep talk, everyone might have their own routines...

Introducing Angi Keplinger: Sport psychologist for the national women’s Austrian hockey team

“Uhhh, can you read my mind?” “Ehm… no I´m a sports psychologist, not a magician!” First of all, let me...

Relaxation through breathing

A few weekends ago I had my first ever hockey tournament. Being a rookie rec player, I was nervous to...