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03-29-2010, 09:00 AM
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One thing I noticed after playing hockey about six months to a year is how good my peripheral vision became. I spot people moving out of the corner of my eye all the time, and I actually had to tone it down because I'd see cars drift towards me just ahead of my blind spot and I'd want to swerve to avoid them.

Anyway, collisions will happen in hockey, that's why we wear pads. Definitely work on keeping your head up to avoid them. Some people find a bit longer stick helps with this. Pick up a stickhandling ball and handle the puck back and forth while watching TV (helps avoid staring at it). And when you play, practice looking around the ice rather than staring at the puck or's good for a number of reasons.

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