Posts in "Hockey Player Development"

Hockey Training Interview

Hockey Training Interview

At the end of last week, I did an interview on various hockey training and player development topics with my friend Brian St. Pierre. In the interview, we covered: My background and how I got involved with training hockey players Why hockey players are the best athletes to train Common issues I see in youth… Read more

Concussions in the NHL

Concussions in the NHL

Concussions have been a hot topic over the last two years in the NHL. Not in small part to Sidney Crosby’s concussion, more attention is now being paid awareness, prevention, and more conservative return-to-play guidelines. Long-term concussion symptoms are becoming a more prevalent problem Concussions are far from a simple injury. It’s the underlying complexities… Read more

Current Ice Hockey Research

Current Ice Hockey Research

I’m really looking forward to this week. On Wednesday I’m taking off for Lincoln, Nebraska for a 4-day course called Advanced Integration from the Postural Restoration Institute. Lincoln isn’t exactly the most ideal December destination (I would have preferred they host the course in St. Maarten), but the course is going to cover integrated ways… Read more

What if Talent Doesn’t Exist?

What if Talent Doesn’t Exist?

A few weeks ago, after returning from USA Hockey’s ADM Symposium I ordered a half dozen books, many of which were recommended by the presenters. After wrapping up On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deady Conflict in War and in Peace by Lt. Col Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen (a really interesting insight… Read more