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Eddie's Game-Day Schedule

Preparation is everything...

Game Day Schedule:

Between 8:00 and 8:30am - Wake up!
Eat a light breakfast

9:00 - 9:15am - Arrive at the rink for practice
Rehab any injury
Do a light off-ice warm-up with stretching

10:30am - On Ice - Practice & Equipment Preparation
Start slow and get loose
Work on angles, get hands and feet moving
Check equipment and fix now! Sharpen skates,
replace laces, broken straps, and etc.

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch time

2:00pm - Nap time
Take a 1-2 hour nap to recharge

4:00 - 4:30pm - Go to the rink and get ready
The most important part of the game day preparation
is what you do at the rink to get ready. That is
where you start narrowing your focus and enter the
performance zone.

5:00pm - At the rink for a 7:00 game
Getting to the rink early so that you aren't rushed will
give you a feeling of control. Identify all the things
you want to do before the game and then sequence
them in a logical order.

6:30pm - Pre-game warm-up



Pre-game Meal Example

8-12oz steak (or salmon)
Baked potato
Green vegetable or carrots
Bread or fresh roll
Water - 12oz plus
Dessert - Yogurt and fruit or (Eddie's favorite) big bowl of ice cream with sliced bananas and chocolate sauce

In the Locker Room

Changing from street clothes to game wear
Nutritional considerations - preparing sports drinks
Taping game stick
Laying out equipment
Rehab - applying ice or heat and/or massage
Light warm-up
Team meeting
Suiting up
Team warm-up on ice
Review scouting report on other team

On the ice

Decide what drills and skills to do to feel good
Plan your warm-up with teammates
Assign a time for each of the drills
Implement your plan