cerebellum is the “little brain” at the back of your brain at the top of
your spinal cord. Athletes should learn
to pay a lot of respect to their cerebellums, because this little brain gives
you a great advantage in your game. The
cerebellum does a lot of really important things, but we’ll focus on just 3 of
those things here. They are the ABC;s of
stands for accuracy. The cerebellum
helps you to be accurate when shooting pucks, passing to your teammates, and skating in a straight line.
stands for balance. The cerebellum helps
you to stay upright in your skates, do your edges, and stay on your feet when
you get rocked by the opposing team.
stands for coordination. The cerebellum
helps you to have the fluid and effortless looking movement that is the most obvious in best
athletes in the world.
As you can
see, the ABCs of movement can are key to high performance as an athlete. Just like the other parts of your brain, your
cerebellum can be trained to perform better and better…with the right kind of
drills and practice.