High school hockey is on the cusp of beginning playoffs this week, two of CES’s JV teams just battled hard against each other this past weekend in their championship game (congratulations to both teams making it to the final game!) and all of our members are continuing to “find the fun and appreciate the hard” when it comes to our training.  We love it! 
Our spring program is right around the corner.  Therefore, please contact us to schedule your son/daughter for both our on ice and off ice training.   Combining both on ice and off ice training with us has really shown great transformation in player’s ability to not only improve their on ice performance due to our expertise in skating mechanics, but we believe in training in all planes consistently, building one’s body to train as a unit instead of individual muscles and our strength coach, Josh Coenen, continues to share his great knowledge on how to stay injury free (check out the video below!!)  yet improve power, strength, coordination, work capacity and mental toughness all in a positive, healthy competitive and encouraging environment.    Here’s to making it a world class week by winning first in our minds.  
Mobility versus flexibility video (3 mins) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8QArMuDC6I&feature=youtu.be
                Many people know that I generally don’t like to be interrupted before a training session.   Josh can often find me in my “quiet mode” usually staring out onto the ice or going over my paper where I have written out my plans.   These habits are why I commonly ask others, “Where do we win first?” 
                Many of us love the Star Wars quote by Yoda, “Do or do not, there is no try.”   In his book, Law of Success, Napoleon Hill states, “Where thought prevails, power may be found.”  Author and motivational speaker, Greg Amundson, reminds his audience to elevate one’s thinking.   There is great power with the use of visualization and the power of the mind.  Therefore, let’s follow what Hill says, “If you want to get more, be sure to demand more of yourself and believe in your purpose.”    I will close with Hill’s encouragement to his readers which is to commit the following poem to memory and use it towards development of one’s self-confidence.   Here’s to continuing to believe in ourselves, understand the power of thoughts and to win first in our minds.  HOOYAH! 
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. 
Jennifer Matras, CSCS, President  
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