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Virtual follow-up for young hockey players

Many dream of hearing their name during the next Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft which will take place in June. Once again this year, the pandemic is playing havoc with players like Raoul Boilard, of the Cantonniers des Magog, who should be hearing his name spoken at auction.

“Of course it’s a shame, but we have a very good follow-up with the team,” admitted the young player when met by TVA Nouvelles on Thursday afternoon.

It is not always easy for clubs to keep the motivation of several athletes.

“The teams must keep in touch with their players since there is nothing worse than being in the dark for a young person, explained the doctor in sports psychology, Sylvain Guimond. [Avec cette pause forcée], young people must set achievable goals, with a specific deadline and above all, have fun. ”

To maintain communication with the players, some teams, such as the Cantonniers and the Tigres de Victoriaville, have decided to bet on the virtual. In addition to holding team meetings there, training sessions are also given by the physical trainer. The good news is that they will be able to return to train indoors on Monday.