If I told you that there is a training tool to develop “hockey sense” that was originally developed to train Air-Force fighter pilots, would you believe me? And what if I told you that really is true, and it’s actually pretty cool?
I was recently contacted by representatives of The Hockey IntelliGym about this software-based training tool originally developed to train Air-Force fighter pilots, yielding a 30% improvement in performance. Based on this technology, The Hockey IntelliGym product was then developed to help players develop hockey sense – the perception and decision-making skills necessary to stay one step ahead of the puck and the game.
I was fortunate enough to get a demo of The Hockey IntelliGym (along with my son’s coach, also a Hockey Mom), where we learned about the background research that went in to the development of the program, as well as the technical aspects and requirements. The Hockey IntelliGym is a downloadable software program. It runs on any personal computer with an internet connection. The Hockey IntelliGym employs a video game like interface, and the goal is to integrate the details of the game into a player’s barest attention, so that anticipating plays becomes deeply instinctive. The IntelliGym was built as a workout tool for the mind, and is best suited to hockey players 12 and over. It is currently being used by a variety of elite level players (as well as non-elite players) have used the product such as the Niagara Ice Dogs of the OHL, The Concordia Stingers Men’s Varsity squad of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport League.
I was very impressed with The Hockey IntelliGym, and am happy to be able to offer you a 15% discount on The Hockey Intelligym up to the end of 2012 just for using the code HockeyMom2012. We will also be doing a random draw for one person who signs up for The Hockey IntelliGym Giveaway. Be sure to check out the website www.hockeyintelligym.ca (because the answer to the question you will be asked is on The Hockey IntelliGym website, then you can SIGN UP HERE.