Posts in "Hockey Testing"

Testing Power in Team Sport Athletes

Testing Power in Team Sport Athletes

Testing is an important part of the training process. Not only does it help coaches profile the athlete, and therefore make decisions about which areas require more attention from a training perspective, but it also provides a mechanism to track progress over time. In a previous post, which followed all of the controversy surrounding one… Read more

Ultimate Pull-Up Transformation

Ultimate Pull-Up Transformation

If you’ve missed the news, there’s been a lot of talk about how Sam Bennett, the top ranked prospect in the upcoming NHL Draft, failed to do a single pull-up. Photo from Getty Images While I think it’s easy to point out the negatives of the situation, there are two really quick points that are… Read more

Assessing and Monitoring Performance Indicators

Assessing and Monitoring Performance Indicators

The preceding two articles discussed the various limitations to range of motion, and the 8 key factors influencing sport performance, respectively. If you missed them, you can check them out here: Understanding Range of Motion: More is not better Dissecting Performance Limitations Today’s article will build on these by presenting a few simple strategies to… Read more

A Hockey-Specific Power Test?

A Hockey-Specific Power Test?

Last week, I posted three articles that gave a fairly detailed look inside the recent testing process we went through with the Philadelphia Flyers Junior A team, how we reported this information back to the players and coaches, and how it immediately influenced our programs. If you missed those three posts, you can check them… Read more