Inspiring Story: How Missing Out on Selection Helped Cody Reached The Next Level in Hockey

“A setback is the start of all great achievements”

People often give up when they are faced with rejection, disappointment or missing out on selection, choosing to believe that they’re simply not good enough.

Instead of giving up on his dreams, missing out on selection only made Cody want it more so he decided to work harder.

But he knew it wasn’t just about working hard, he had to be smart and use the time he had wisely on things that would actually make a difference.

That’s when Cody got in touch with me.

He was looking for guidance on how to break through to become a professional hockey player, to be more confident and get noticed despite setbacks he faced.

I loved his fighting attitude so I agreed to take him through my Mentorship Program

Over 12 weeks we covered the 4 core pillars of what it takes to reach a higher level and we fine tuned everything from mindset, fitness, nutrition, recovery, tactical game, skills, etc.

Two years on and he is much closer to reaching goals than he ever imagined

He agreed to share his journey in an interview with the hope of inspiring others and showing what is possible when you have the right tools:

In the video interview below Cody reveals how he:

  • Overcame his nerves and self doubt
  • Became more consistent in training & games
  • Built confidence in himself to compete against players in Germany
  • Used his biggest setback of missing out to his advantage
  • Became more positive, motivated and focussed
  • Transformed his game with essential skills most players aren’t taught

Cody’s Inspiring Story

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Your biggest setbacks are often your biggest breakthroughs

Just because you don't achieve your goals straight away it doesn't mean you're not good enough, maybe you just need the right tools to get there.

Setbacks are inevitable and are vital for growth and development. Sometimes you just need to see things through a fresh set of eyes. That's where I can help you.

If you've been frustrated, disappointed or you would like some help taking your game to a higher level, request a FREE Strategy Session here

This is suitable for players 12-65+ years old that are serious about improving their hockey (it doesn't matter what level you're currently playing at or what your goals are).

About The Author

Lauren Penny

Lauren is a former International Hockey Player, Performance Coach & Mentor specialising in helping hockey players to be more confident, improve their fitness and perform more consistently to get noticed and reach higher teams.