Conditioning for hockey is arguably one of the most misunderstood elements of preparing for the sport. If done well, conditioning can help support speed development and repeating high-speed efforts over the course of a game and throughout the season. If done poorly, conditioning can interfere with speed development, and compromise the consistency of a player’s… Read more
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On April 2nd-3rd, we’ll be hosting Joel Jamieson’s Certified Conditioning Coach course at Endeavor. I’m incredibly excited to take the course, as Joel has had a significant impact on the way I view sports conditioning. In fact, being introduced to Joel’s work ~3 years ago has led to more changes in the way I design… Read more
Last week was an exciting week for Emily and I as we bought our first home. We’ve bounced around from Baltimore to center city Philadelphia to Collingswood, NJ over the last 6 years, and finally decided to “settle down” and get a place in Cherry Hill. As always, the Endeavor Crew and my friend Shane… Read more
Last week I got an email from a guy with a ton of hockey and teaching experience asking about skating treadmill protocols. I haven’t written much about skating treadmills. I stopped using the one at our old facility because I was working to get players to skate LESS in the off-season, especially in the first… Read more
Today’s post will cap off a 3-part series on creating on- and off-ice training and conditioning programs that compliment one another from an energy system standpoint to allow a stronger adaptation. If you missed the first two parts, check them out at the links below: Matching On- and Off-Ice Demands Off-Ice Hockey Conditioning Programs Short… Read more