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How To Learn Movement Options & Reduce Movement Errors


Options (Part 1)


If you want to get into town, would you rather have one route or two?


This seems inconsequential when it's a shopping trip.


But what if it's a medical emergency?


And one route is blocked.


You always want to have more options. Each option doubles your chance of success.


Via Negativa (Part 1)


If you build a website, should you add more pages? Or delete the ones that don't work?


Every webpage that doesn't work doubles the confusion.


Removal of the non-working webpages multiplies the simplicity of the entire system.


Via Negativa: Removal of the bad is more powerful than addition of the good.


Options (Part 2)


Do not learn one shooting technique. One skating stride. One tight turn technique.


Do not restrict yourself to one movement option. When the path is blocked - you will be fucked. If you have two or more movement options, your body can move like water and adapt to the riverbed.


Learn to move in different ways to accomplish the same thing. This gives you movement options. When one route is blocked, you take another.


Via Negativa (Part 2)


The NHLer receives a hard pass and shoots it top corner 8/10 times.


The junior receives a hard pass and shoots it top corner 6/10 times.


The midget receives a hard pass and shoots it top corner 4/10 times.


The difference is consistency. The removal of movement errors.


Synthesis: How do you combine Optionality and Via Negativa in hockey?


Via Negativa is focused on consistency and error reduction. Since hockey is a random game with many variables, you must have movement options to adapt to the changing demands and get a consistent result.


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