I wanted to kick this week off by following up on an article from last week on a few tips to help hockey players improve their skating technique. If you missed it, you can check it out here: 3 Keys to Developing Optimal Skating Technique In that article, I alluded to the fact that players… Read more
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While I was in Burlington, VT watching one of Team USA’s games during the Women’s World Hockey Championship, I was sitting in the stands behind two coaches talking about USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM). If you aren’t familiar with the ADM, I highly encourage you to check out the ADM website here: USA Hockey’s… Read more
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