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07-25-2011, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
Really, what you need to do is stop thinking. Don't plan anything, just toss a little fake out there and let the goalie bite. Let your mind read what he's doing and react. If you consciously think about it, it won't work.
This. Your brain isn't going to help you in the 1-2 seconds you have to react to being on a breakaway. Once you're in the right position, you really need to switch off and let your muscle memory take over. Thinking causes tension in your movements which leads to flubbed shots and ironically worse decisions.

If you try to consciously orchestrate your movements in a situation like that, you'll just end up even more frustrated when your body doesn't do what it's "supposed" to do.

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