More than ever, today’s game of hockey is dominated by “explosive” players. At every level it’s the fastest skaters who win races to loose pucks, and create the time and space necessary to create (or prevent) high-quality scoring opportunities. For these reasons, hockey players should seize every opportunity they can to improve their speed. Speed… Read more
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It’s been almost 10 months since I last sent out a newsletter. At the end of last Summer, I was fortunate to be offered a new position as the Head Performance Coach with the Boston Bruins. Between moving our family across the country and getting acclimated to a new position/organization, I haven’t had as much… Read more
A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to read through Devan McConnell’s new book Intent: A Practical Approach to Applied Sport Science for Athletic Development For those of you that don’t know Devan, he’s been the Head of Hockey Performance at UMass Lowell for the last 7 years. The impact he’s had on that… Read more
Last week I mentioned that Mike Robertson and Joe Kenn were about to release the newest segment in their Elite Athletic Development series. Well, EADS 3.0 is officially available for purchase today. There’s a ton of quality information packed into these videos, including some good hands-on sessions so you can see not only how two… Read more
I hope you’re having a great week. My article last week on lateral bound norms sparked a few great discussions on the value (and limitations) of the test, and how that test may be a more, or at least equally, suitable power test for hockey players. Speaking of power training, my friend Mike Robertson is… Read more