Introducing the MT13 Player Diary. Over the past year, we have developed a unique hockey diary to help players maximise their hockey potential. The diary consists of multiple sections; Diary, Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological, Nutrition, Goal Setting. Each section has been specifically designed for hockey players the MT13 Player Diary.
The diary allows the players to track their hockey/training day to day. The comments section encourages the player to self review their day/sessions. Alongside this players can track hours of sleep and resting heart rate.
The technical section focusses on players ability to execute a skill. eg. slapping. The players can use this space to write focus points given to them by a coach. They can then reference this when practicing and follow up with a self-review 3 weeks later.
The tactical section looks at how well players understand the game. This could be a variety of things such as formation, presses, defensive structure and more. This section allows you to review your understanding and write development points. You are also able to review your development points after numerous weeks.
Hockey isn’t just about stick skills. When playing hockey on average through all positions your heart rate sits between 75-95% of your max. Therefor hockey is considered one of the highest intensity team sports. Meaning players must be physically fit to keep up with the game. The physical section looks at how players
Psychology plays a huge roll in sport. We have specifically designed this section to allow players to understand phycology. The section goes through the following; Motivation, Goal Setting, Impact of Music, Smart Goals, Imagery, Tips and Attentional Focus.
Without good nutrition our body can tire and fatigue quickly. Our nutrition section informs you all about the importance of nutrition pre and post-training and even gives you a weekly planning table. Alongside this, there are also numerous meal ideas to help inspire you along this journey.
Goal setting is important to help players to focus on areas to allow them to progress. Players have space to write 8 areas to improve on. They then rate these skills 1-5 (5 being the best). The player then goes away and works on these skills referring back to the diary. When they feel they have completed their goal they can reevaluate the skills and set new focus areas.