Challenge – Improve any skill in 30 days – Action plan included

hockey skill challenge and goal setting

by Jeremy Rupke on May 1, 2014

The off-season is here and you have every good intention of working on your shot, or practicing your dangles every day (okay maybe at least a few times a week) but lets be honest, it’s going to be just like last year. The new season will roll up on you, and you’ll look back and think “damn, I didn’t practice anything!” Well, I’m here to help with an action plan!

How you can improve any skill in 30 Days

The reason most plans fail, is because they are usually more like wishes. You don’t have a good goal, you don’t know how to achieve it, and you have no real plan on how to actually make it happen. Watch the video below to learn how to set and accomplish your goal, a S.M.A.R.T Goal!

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What you need to do TODAY

  1. Come up with a goal, it has to be realistic, measurable, and specific
  2. Figure out what needs to be done to achieve your goal
  3. Plan out your step by step action plan to get from where you are now, to completion of your goal
  4. Be accountable, tell some friends and family members that you are going to achieve your goal
  5. Have a VERY good reason why you NEED to achieve your goal, you can tell this to yourself on the days you don’t feel like following your action plan
  6. Think of any excuse that might prevent you from following your plan, and then think of ways to overcome those excuses. Now when any excuse creeps up you will be armed with a solution.
  7. Report back in 30 days and let me know how you did!

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isnipe app hockey playersIs your goal to improve your shot?

If you plan on taking a lot of shots to improve accuracy, power, or a quick release I recommend my iSnipe training app! It’s available for Apple and Android and has gotten very good reviews. The app includes a shot tracker, 16 training videos, and two cool quick release and accuracy training modules, plus a journal so you write down your accomplishments and records to beat.

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Jeremy Rupke

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Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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Daniel June 11, 2014 at 7:03 am

I want to improve my wrist shot, 20 pucks top shelf in a row.

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Tyler Payne June 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I want to have a 40 mph snapshot that is somewhat quick like Phil Kessel’s.

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Mike May 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I want to have a 50 mph wrist shot.

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Sabin May 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

My goal is to improve my skating. Specifically, my stride and crossover power, acceleration, and efficiency.

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Jordan May 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I’m finding it hard to choice a measurable goal ie I want to improve my skating speed but how do u do that unless u are skating every day but I just don’t have the cash to skate every day also I live in Australia where ice is not a thing any ideas would be great

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Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm

If you can measure your speed from blue line to blue line, and goal line to goal line you will have a reference point to improve on. You could also measure blue line to blue line back and forth 2 or three times to also measure your transitional speed.

If that is not an option just do a 10 metre sprint, 20 metre sprint, 30 metre sprint, and a 10 metre shuttle. Work on speed, and try to beat your records.

Benjamin Smart May 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

My goal for the 30 day challenge is increase my accuracy with my wristshot,

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Joey Terzigni May 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

Great way to start the month!! Slap shot accuracy is the goal for the month. Those tips are great I’ll definitely use them. Because like you said excuses and laziness tend to get in the way. Oh and where can I get a cheap net backing so my missed shots don’t keep going into the woods?
Thanks and good luck with the 70mph wrist shot look forward to seeing the improvement vids
Best,
Joey

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Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Hi Joey, I use a big fishing net. You can order them on Amazon for a decent price, just check the reviews first. I link to one in my Hockey products page

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