The Mental Game
The Athlete Mindset
Do you play in the athlete-mindset or the fan-mindset?
by Pete Fry, The Goalie Mindset Guy
I can remember too many games when I would be hoping for our team to get one, hoping our team cleared the puck out of the zone, yelling at the referee for a bad call. You see, I was in the Fan Mindset as opposed to being in the Athlete Mindset.
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Fantastic article, amazing how many (and I include myself in this) people are unable to separate from the fan mindset specifically when you’re in net. Goalies can go minutes and sometimes even periods between getting real action to stay warm and into the game – this can throw us into spectator mode inadvertently without even be cognizant of it. Love reading about the “athletic” aspect of goaltending! Looking forward to more articles around the subject!
All of us for sure!
The video example at the end is one of the greatest of all time – it’s miraculous, but nobody talks about how dependent on the Stars being stunned/shocked it was. If they keep their heads, and don’t fall into the fan-mindset trap, that goal never happens.