Applying yourself through meaningful repetitions versus practicing for the sake of practice can go a long way in improving.
“Pilots, when they jump into the cockpit, they don't just start the engine and go. There's like 950 buttons that need to be touched before that plane can start rolling. It's kind of like when you're training as a player, have a checklist or a goal list. If you're passionate and willing to make those improvements, then I feel like you're going to help yourself off the ice.”
With any skill-building exercise, it takes time to notice development taking hold. Players won’t see it overnight but through the purposeful repetitions their hard work will be rewarded.
“All the thinking, the thought process, the preparation, the equipment, the things that you do is all at a high rate of speed. My job is to ensure that when you're improving because of that change of speed in the game, the acceleration part is done in an incremental type of process. You can't make big changes in a big way, or that makes players uncomfortable. So, you have to do it things slowly.”