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The July/August edition of the MMGN will go over insight on training. Here we go!

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Definiteness of Purpose:

Napolean Hill states that there is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. Practicing the small intricacies of the position a goaltender must have a purpose every single time they are on the ice. Without a purpose lack of ambition begins to settle in which in turn creates those struggles that overtake performance. One example sticks out in my mind that easily describes "definiteness of purpose". Five years ago I was talking to a player who was preparing for his final year as a forward of CIS with the University of Manitoba. Discussing his training regime for on and off ice he stated that he would not even consider stepping on the ice until he was mentally ready to go 100% and push his standards to where they should be for the upcoming season. His reason? He did not want to feel the waste of being on the ice for no reason and for no development within his game. Weeks later, when he was ready, he was on the ice shooting pucks religiously with a purpose of picturing a goaltender in net and working on his release to the low corners of the net. With this said, over the next month and a half it is crucial that you have a definite purpose every single time when you are on the ice training. Here is a simple formula that will help: 1) Create a demand from yourself to be persistent and to have continuous action of attainment of your small goals when on the ice. 2) Concentrate your thoughts on your small goals and create a clear mental picture  before your training and during the process. Seeing is believing! 3) Clearly write down a description of your definite cheif aim of your training session. Put putting your thoughts on paper you will commit to them! There are many struggles and strains when training for a 2-4 month period. Please, don't allow the struggle of not having a purpose creep into your on-ice training! Remind yourself each day: I have a purpose and I have a desire to possess it. ___________________________________________________________________________

Flodell In To Train Over the Weekend:

The Seattle Thunderbirds third round selection in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft was in Winnipeg to work on his game over the weekend. Being put through over 5 hours of ice in one-on-one training sessions and reviewing video he had an extensive refresher over the weekend that helped him prepare for a busy month of August. Logan Flodell was a member of Team Saskatchewan at the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup played November 1 through November 4 in Calgary. He recorded a 2-0-0 record in two games played, stopping 42 of 46 shots he faced. In addition to his success with the Under 16 Program of Excellence he displayed his strengths for his Manitoba AAA Midget team the Regina Pat Canadians as he was awarded the leagues Top Goaltender and playoff MVP awards. Coming up the GDI netminder is looking forward to taking part in the Under 17 Team West Summer Camp that takes place in Portage La Prairie MB August 7-11th.

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THE WEEKLY WORD:

Head over to The Rink Training Centre Blog at www.therink.ca on Wednesday to catch THE WEEKLY WORD for all the news on the players training at the centre! Wednesday reports on players are written by The Rink's Jon Cara and Monday reports on skill development are written by The Rink's Dave Cameron.
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