Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hockey Training Tip: Speed Limitation

Hockey Training Tip: Speed Limitation

Hockey Speed Training Tip: When attempting to improve a player’s speed, it’s important to determine what the limiting factor to his or her performance is. A few of the most common culprits are: Skating technique Lower body strength/power Single-leg stability Training single-leg strength is a great way to improve skating speed When coaches instruct a… Read more

Pre- and Post-Game Meals for Hockey Players

Pre- and Post-Game Meals for Hockey Players

A couple days ago I posted the presentation (with the videos) I gave at the USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Clinic in NJ. If you missed it, check it out here: USA Hockey Level 4 Presentation After the talk, I got a great question from one of the coaches in attendance. To paraphrase, he wanted… Read more

Hockey Specific Exercise?

Hockey Specific Exercise?

Last week I posted a video of a lower body work capacity exercise that we’ve used quite a bit at the end of this off-season. Today i wanted to share a companion exercise that encompasses somewhat of a more “hockey-specific” movement pattern. On that note, I think it’s important to understand what hockey-specific means. It’s… Read more