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Training Around An Injury

Today’s Thursday Throwback is an article I originally wrote in 2011 that discusses the importance of training AROUND an injury and exactly how to go about it. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section below! Training Around an Injury A few years back I wrote an article […]

March 5th, 2015 | Comments (4)
UMass Lowell Hockey

Late-Season Hockey Training

This past weekend I was up in Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with Devan McConnell (Head Sports Performance Coach, UMass Lowell Hockey). The conference had a few great takeaways that I’ll get to in a future post, but with youth, junior, and college seasons starting to transition into playoffs, and having just […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Comments (0)
Joel Jamieson-Ultimate MMA Conditioning

A New Perspective on Energy Systems

A few years ago when I first came across this presentation from Joel Jamieson, it caused me to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew about “conditioning”. Since that time, I’ve read (and re-read) his two books, seen him speak a few times, and even spoke alongside him when the two of us […]

February 26th, 2015 | Comments (8)
Big Lebowski Meme

Player Development Advice from an Unlikely Source

Every year, in recognition of the giving spirit of the holidays, the Endeavor staff does a small gift exchange. This year the guys got me two books that were awesome. The first of which was called The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keeping your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom. I wasn’t really sure what to expect […]

February 25th, 2015 | Comments (0)
Fitness Expert

Pros and Cons of the “Fitness” Industry

Last week one of our former athletes reached out to me about doing an interview for a class he was taking.  His assignment was to interview someone in the field he intended to work in, just to get a better idea of what it’s like. On a personal note, it’s pretty cool to see athletes […]

February 23rd, 2015 | Comments (0)
Femoroacetabular Impingement

Hockey Hip Injuries: FAI

Today’s Thursday Throwback highlights a structural abnormality that affects the overwhelming majority of the hockey population specifically and much of the elite athletic population in general. While the tone of this post (and the linked article) is specific to one structural abnormality, the foundational theme is not. The real message here is that every athlete […]

February 19th, 2015 | Comments (1)
Complaining about teenagers

“I don’t even want to be here”

Over the last 6 weeks we’ve been training a lot of youth soccer teams. As a general rule, the kids are great, which in part stems from the fact that the organization is very well run and therefore draws in great athletes with comparable attitudes. Last Wednesday, as it always does, our night ended with […]

February 17th, 2015 | Comments (1)

Athletic Development Stuff You Should Read

Over the last few weeks I’ve come across a handful of articles I think you’ll really enjoy. Check them out below: Athletes Are Made in the Off-Season by Steve Nash Projecting the Development of High School Pitchers: Training Habits Matter by Matt Blake Walmart, GNC, Target and Walgreens under fire for selling bogus supplements Airing […]

February 16th, 2015 | Comments (0)
Optimal Skating Stance

3 Keys to Developing Optimal Skating Technique

With the new release of Lee Taft’s Complete Speed Training program, I’ve gotten a few emails from people asking if his system is “hockey-specific”. Grab your copy here >> Complete Speed Training In addressing this question, it’s important to note that off-ice speed correlates to on-ice speed (this well-accepted notion even has research support, so it […]

February 12th, 2015 | Comments (6)
Complete Speed Training Online Package

Quick Feet vs. Athletic Quickness

Today I have a special guest post from speed development expert Lee Taft. This article covers an important topic, the distinction between quick feet and athletic quickness. As a reminder, you can save $100 off his new “Complete Speed Training” system until this Friday (2/13). Grab your copy here >> Complete Speed Training Quick Feet […]

February 10th, 2015 | Comments (0)