What a week! This week we kicked off our off-season training for some of the Team Comcast youth hockey organization at our mini-facility in their rink in Pennsauken and we had several more players trickle back in to Endeavor to start preparing for next year. On top of that, yesterday I threw the gear on… Read more
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This is the 3rd and final segment of our “Youth Hockey Training Blueprint” series. Make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already! Building the Training Session The primary training purposes at each level can also be used to construct a training session template. Templates are helpful in dictating the… Read more
Part 1 of the “Youth Hockey Training Blueprint” series presented a real-world example of the environment and philosophy by which a youth hockey organization off-ice training program was designed. Part 2 picks up with age-specific training principles and guidelines, and provides examples of the exact dynamic warm-ups we use for these teams. Enjoy! Age-Specific Breakdown… Read more
Several months ago I wrote a 3-part article series on designing off-ice hockey training programs for youth hockey organizations for Hockey Strength and Conditioning. The series outlines the realities that many coaches face in these situations, which involves sub-optimal space, equipment, and coach:athlete ratio. The goal with this article is to dissect my thought process… Read more
It’s been a wild ride over the last week. Last Thursday I flew into Boston and spent a few days at a seminar with my friend Devan McConnell, and the guys at Northeastern. Sunday, when the seminar wrapped up, I immediately got a rental car and drove to Lake Placid to join the US Women’s… Read more