I recently found these two videos while doing some research on Visualization.
I don’t think it can ever be over-stressed the value and power that visualization and imaging has in all areas of sport and life. There is short term visualization skills that you work on right before a game, like Mike Cammalleri is showing in the first video. There is also long-term visualization practice that is more like emulation or trying to be like someone.
One of the things scouts, coaches and recruiters ask me when talking about players is this, “Who is he at the next level?” or “Who will he be in the NHL?” These questions always make me think of a powerful tool that most great players used in the past while growing into the players they are today. In fact it helped them become who they became…..
So you have a homework assignment ……
You have to let me know who you are in the NHL. Who do you think you play like or want to play like? This is a fun exercise but also very valuable in getting you working on enhancing your visualization and emulation skills.