Growing up as a competitive tap dancer, I understand what it is like to invest significant amounts of time into achieving my goals. I dedicated much of my time as a high school student to perfecting my routine at the studio, practicing at home in my garage, and watching YouTube tutorials to learn new moves. I used every resource accessible to teach myself new and exciting things about dance.
During my four years at CCM Hockey, I have been privileged enough to witness the commitment that athletes have first-hand. From early morning practices to late nights at the arena, hockey players will do anything they can to take their technique to the next level. However, improvement can be both time consuming and expensive.
Our team wondered how we could provide young players with a hockey training curriculum that is both accessible and flexible. That’s why we created the CCM Skills App; an e-learning mobile application that allows users to have a professional hockey coach in their pockets. The free app gives players the opportunity to learn a professional training curriculum taught by former NHL player and stickhandling and shooting specialist, Lance Pitlick.
If you’re not a hockey player yourself, e-learning tools can be a valuable addition to your daily routine. Learning a new language, receiving tutoring lessons and completing a college degree are all within the realm of possibility.
Here are four ways you can use e-learning platforms to make the most of your free time:
1. Listen to Podcasts during your Commute
Instead of blasting Top 40 radio on your way to work, swap out the tunes for stimulating Podcasts. No matter your interests, there are likely Podcasts that cover them. From business news to fitness to comedy, Podcasts are a great way to give your commute some extra “oomph.” Need some inspiration? Here’s a list of the top 100 Podcasts.
2. Apply Yourself
3. Take a Free Course
Education isn’t cheap these days, but with the help of the internet, colleges are making learning more and more accessible. There are plenty of schools that offer free online courses in various subjects, including the world of e-learning. To get you started, here’s a list of the top 10 most popular online courses.
4. Read on the Run
Going for an evening jog or a leisurely walk? Why not read a book –hands free- while you’re at it? Audiobook services are a great way to squeeze some extra brain power into your daily routine. These services offer hundreds of thousands of books that can be played instantly on your smart phone. The only problem? You won’t be able to say you don’t have time to read anymore!
How do you maximize your free time? Let us know in the comments below.
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