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03-01-2007, 09:54 PM
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Quickest Way to Break Your Slumps..

I'm in one. So I was wondering whats the quickest way to break these damn things. Anybody got ideas?

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Confidence is a lot of it, keep fighting and usually you'll get a flukey goal, and then they start coming back.

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yeah just keep playing your ass off, it'll come back to you eventually

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Yea I find that crashing the net and playing a more physical game helps me. If you are playing beer league getting too physical isn't cool so I guess if you can't help on the offensive end try and play a more defensive game, always being the first winger back and such. Plus being the last forward to enter the zone sometimes you'll find a loose puck you can really crank.

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Don't play because you have to, play because you want to. And when you don't want to, play because you have to.

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Remember that you're playing because you like it, not because you have to do it.

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Go back to the basics. Work hard, make the short open passes, work around the net. If you aren't scoring, make sure you don't spend too much time trying to, you'll hurt your confidence and your team. Work harder on defense. And most of all, remember it's a game, you aren't getting paid, you're the one paying.

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Try not to think about it and contribute in other ways when you are not scoring. Doing that will keep you valuable to the team but like some of the other posters said, play your game and eventually one will come. When in doubt, throw the puck at the net. It usually is a fluke shot that ends those dreaded slumps.

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good thread.

take a nap before your game and try to visualize what you would like to do. if you are a forward...try to play closer to the net and bang in a quick goal to get your confindence up. as a dman- imagine shutting down opposing players or laying them flat.

also, pick up your practice pace...

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Try to help your team defensively and that will maybe create more offenive chances. Crash to the net more often! Don't try to do too much but do your job as best as you can! Good Luck

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Get into a fight... Im serious. Next game you'll be JACKED UP!

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I'm in one. So I was wondering whats the quickest way to break these damn things. Anybody got ideas?
Go to the net ... rebounds, tip ins, etc.

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Just never give up.You have to be confident and drive to the net.Shooting from every angle to catch the goalie by surprise.

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Your chakras are probably blocked. Try breathing through your eyelids.

Seriously? When you're in a slump you may tend to try too hard and grip the stick too tight. Trust that you know how to score. Watch some cartoons, read a non-hockey book. Basically, forget that you're in a slump and let your instincts kick in when you play.

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Stay loose. Don't grip your stick too tight.

It'll come.

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Get into a fight... Im serious. Next game you'll be JACKED UP!
I wouldn't get into a fight per say but getting physical does help. If I get all jacked up I play better.

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To be a scorer, you have to want the puck.
To get the puck enough, you have to go get it.
Sometimes when you get there, you best take it away.

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honestly don't change a thing. people tend to tighten up and make it harder to play. if anything just focus on the basics.

if that doesn't bury your stick in the yard and pray naked in the moonlight.

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For me, and this may sound odd, but I change something that I normally would do pre-game.

I've been struggling lately, so last game, I tried wearing a different long-sleeve shirt under my jersey and had a much better game.

I'm kind of superstitious though.

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For me, and this may sound odd, but I change something that I normally would do pre-game.

I've been struggling lately, so last game, I tried wearing a different long-sleeve shirt under my jersey and had a much better game.

I'm kind of superstitious though.
I remember i a few years ago in midget, i went 5 games without scoring a goal.It just so happened that when my slump started,i had just bought a new long-sleeve shirt for under my pads.Right when i went home i took a garbage bag and happily threw the shirt in there.I'm very,very superstitious.

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I've been in the same situation. I've played 7 games hard in a 9 game season for roller, and I'm getting shots but can't bury them. I'm playing with a new player though, like never played inline before, and I've always been the type where I kind of need a good linemate to help depend on sometimes to score, so that may be it.

But yeah it sucks, just keep working and it'll come. Slumps totally suck, but you'll come out of it eventually. The hardest goal to score is always the first one.


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You just need a good old fashioned Slump Buster. If you do not know what that is...here you go http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=Slump+Buster

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You just need a good old fashioned Slump Buster. If you do not know what that is...here you go http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=Slump+Buster
It took 4 days for someone to mention this idea. I was going to the first time I read the thread, but figured I would see how long it took to be brought up.

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I remember i a few years ago in midget, i went 5 games without scoring a goal.It just so happened that when my slump started,i had just bought a new long-sleeve shirt for under my pads.Right when i went home i took a garbage bag and happily threw the shirt in there.I'm very,very superstitious.
I wouldn't throw it away but instead of washing it once I'd wash it twice. Gotta wash all that bad stuff away.

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