If your head is down in hockey there is a very high chance that you will get caught.
“He was caught with his head down”
“He was admiring his pass”
You aren’t looking and you’ll be hit. You will be in the train tracks and someone will line you up. This is a sure fire way to lose confidence, get hurt and ultimately dimish your ice time.
You have to keep your head up.
Constantly scanning and looking for outlets. Looking for incoming players and making smart decisions.
But, above all to protect yourself.
Just as in business or life, it’s important to have your head up. You have to wary about any threats or moreover opportunities to capitalize on.
Look up to stay up.
Look down to fall down.