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Special 4th of July Sale

What a stretch. With Endeavor closed today for the 4th of July, this is the first time I’ve had to sit down to write in about 2 months. Over that time, I flew to Colorado Springs to help with the US Women’s National Team Camp, then straight to Provo, UT for an on-site learning week […]

July 4th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Sports Performance Internship

It’s that time of year again. Our off-season hockey group is growing rapidly, and with the addition of a few camps Endeavor will be running I’m more excited for this Summer than ever. With that said, I thought this would be an appropriate time to repost an article I wrote last year about internships. We […]

May 7th, 2015 | Comments (1)

A Powerful New Exercise

Today I have another guest post from my friend Devan McConnell, Director or Sports Performance at UMass Lowell. In this article, he shares a new exercise he’s using in the off-season with his hockey players. Enjoy! Introducing the Cable SLDL Hold w/ Overhead Cable Pulldown by Devan McConnell The Cable SLDL Hold with “Overhead” Cable […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Comments (1)
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Sports Nutrition Tip: What you need to know about fat

I’m particularly excited about today’s sports nutrition tip from Brian St. Pierre. As in the past, this tip is a “teaser” from the Nutrition Guide he wrote for my new program Ultimate Hockey Transformation. Today’s tip covers a topic that is essential to fueling consistently high performance and making significant gains in off-season training. It […]

April 20th, 2015 | Comments (2)
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Core Training, Hamstring Strains, Athlete Monitoring & Athletic Development

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve come across a few interesting articles I know you’ll enjoy. Check them out below: 1) No More Pulled Hamstrings by Mike Robertson Mike continues to punch out great information on a consistent basis. This article highlights a multi-faceted approach to minimizing hamstring strain risk. While this is focused […]

April 16th, 2015 | Comments (2)
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Training Youth Athletes: Optimal Teaching Strategies

Training youth athletes can be a challenge, even for the most experienced Performance Coaches. With the drastic fluctuations in structural, hormonal, and neurological development across adolescence, one of the most difficult things to do is teach youth athletes how to perform exercises (and other athletic movements) with proper technique. Matt Siniscalchi is one of the […]

April 15th, 2015 | Comments (2)
Breaking A Slump

Busting A Slump: The Performance Coach’s Role

A lot of teams will go through a slump at some point throughout the season. In recognizing this, it’s imperative to minimize collateral damage and try to keep the team focused. This is exactly what happened with the UMass Lowell Hockey Team this season. After graduating a lot of seniors, the team got off to […]

April 13th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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5 Ways to Get the Most from Your Athletes

Today’s Thursday Throwback discusses a few tips related to “the art of coaching” that will help you get the most out of your athletes. Despite originally publishing this over 4 years ago, these things continue to be staples in how our entire staff at Endeavor approaches coaching our athletes. These are timeless principles that can […]

April 9th, 2015 | Comments (2)
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3 Easy Tips to Get Strong

Matt Sees, my coworker at Endeavor, recently competed in his 2nd ever Olympic Weightlifting meet and absolutely crushed his totals from last year. As a result, I thought it would be a great time to have him weigh in on a few simple tips that he’s relied on to get really strong, and some things […]

April 7th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Were you duped by EMG?

EMG (electromyography) is the measurement of the electrical input to “activate” a muscle, and is often used as an indication of how much force the muscle will produce. It can be a useful research tool, and one that I’m very familiar with, having spent my two years of grad school working in the Exercise Neuroscience […]

March 18th, 2015 | Comments (5)