Don't Waste Your Rec Play!

Don't Waste Your Rec Play!

“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.” -Eric Lindros

I went 2-7 in my rec games yesterday…and I’m not disappointed one bit! I don’t get a chance to participate in rec play as much as I used to because of my coaching schedule, but when I do, I want to make it count.

Rec play isn’t always about winning. It’s about measuring your progress on the things you’ve been working on. It’s about evaluating weak spots and taking mental notes. It’s about trying new things and pushing your limits. If you’re winning all of your rec games, you probably aren’t challenging yourself enough. That’s why I love losing rec games.

Playing in open play and rec play should be seen as your opportunity to take your drilling sessions and implement what you’ve been working on into live play. You’ll get the most reward out of rec play when you isolate certain skills and you can walk away with a good gauge of how you did on them and how you can improve. If you walk away from rec play winning every match, but not being able to understand why you won or where your trouble spots were, you wasted an opportunity to maximize your practice!

*pro tip - video your matches. It will literally change your game!

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