As you likely know by now, I think the athletic development model that most youth programs follow is entirely backwards. It drives early specialization without even a loose consideration of psychological and physical readiness. It forces commitment, instead of letting a developed love and passion for the game naturally reveal it. Working smart is replaced… Read more
Posts in "Hockey Player Development"
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 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
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
Just wanted to let you know that I recently did a hockey training interview with Mike Robertson that is now available through his site. The interview covers everything from what makes the best players the best to strategies to improve players’ durability to what young hockey strength coaches can do to excel in the field!… Read more