Spring is in the air! That usually means hockey playoffs or if your team didn’t make it this year or was knocked out early it should mean the beginning of other sports. Playing other sports can actually help you get better by not playing hockey. Think about that.
Now I know many of you have your sights set on hockey whether it’s winter, spring, or summer, however if you don’t consider playing other sports, you’re definitely missing out.
Not only does playing other sports break the monotony of hockey it also can keep you healthier for the sport of hockey when fall comes around and it’s time to put the blades on again.
Playing other sports such as baseball, lacrosse, and soccer, just as an example change up the movement patterns and give the muscles you use in hockey a well deserved break. This can help ward off over use injuries, especially in the hips.
It also improves your overall athleticism which again can only help improve your game on the ice.
So get out there and throw that ball around and run!