Google “Hockey Sense” and there are over 60 million search results every day. Coaches and players all know Hockey Sense is an essential skill whether you’re just starting your hockey journey or playing at a high level. Yet most players don’t train these essential skills: thinking faster on the ice, having better spatial awareness, increasing in-game reactions, improving off-puck positioning and making better decisions under pressure.
Plus another huge benefit of improved Hockey Sense is real-time game anticipation including faster reaction times.
The Hockey IntelliGym has spent years working with the scientific community testing and researching the advantages of its cognitive training software. In 2021, the latest IntelliGym research paper was published in the International Journal of Exercise Science highlighting the benefits of improved Hockey Sense that resulted in fewer injuries during games.
So, if sports is 50% physical and 50% mental – why aren’t more players training their hockey brains?
That’s where The Hockey IntelliGym comes in to help you: your digital coach to Train Your Brain.
Since 2010, IntelliGym has been the leading software platform used by 1000’s of players to stay in peak mental shape, whether they play for world-class teams, regional organizations or are just starting out on the ice. Improving “decision making skills under pressure” and “increasing on-ice awareness” in game situations are key features of IntelliGym.
The IntelliGym training, which only requires 30-minutes per session, brings the player through a variety of customized and challenging exercises to maximize decision-making situations. Through repetitive learning (players proceed at their own pace), athletes train their brains to be better prepared when they return to practice and games.
The convenience of the Hockey IntelliGym is that the player can train at their own pace as the system uses machine learning to customize the experience. Windows and MAC compatibility allows players to train at-home or on-the-go. And with only 2 training session each week – the time commitment can fit into any hockey player’s busy schedule.
The IntelliGym software also tracks progress and performance of each player on an interactive dashboard that can be accessed on your laptop or mobile. This data can also be shared with coaches plus training statistics from multiple players on a team can also be shared on a leaderboard to help drive motivation and competition.
Most players start seeing results within 6 weeks of training. The software displays individual progress along with positive player (and coach) feedback from the ice.
Cognitive training in sports is the new normal. Physical workouts and practices are only 50% of a hockey player’s DNA. The other 50% is mental. To be that complete player and think faster, react quicker, see more of the ice, play better under pressure, and anticipate contact, players need to train the hockey brain.
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