Some great new additions to Hockey Strength and Conditioning this week from coaches that have a profoundly successful history training pro hockey players:
Video: TRX Lateral Line from Sean Skahan
Coach Skahan presents an interesting core training exercise using the TRX. This was one of those videos that gave me ideas for a half dozen other exercises. Great stuff.
Program: Phase 2 for an NHL or College Player from Michael Boyle
A sample training program for elite level players from a coach that has trained more elite level hockey players than anyone else in the world. Not a bad resource to look at!
Article: VO2 Max Testing from Jaime Rodriguez
Jaime is currently working as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Worcester Sharks, the AHL affiliate for San Jose. This is a great article addressing the appropriateness/importance of using VO2 as a quantitative measure for hockey players.
Article: How do you customize or individualize a workout for a hockey player? from Mike Potenza
Coach Potenza outlines how, why and when to customize training programs for specific individuals. This is a great look into his personal coaching philosophy, which has developed from years of education and experience.
If you aren’t a member yet, you’re missing out big time! The forums have been as busy as ever with great content, including a post with heart rate data from an elite level player during a game, and a grad student inquiring about NHL/AHL internships. For less than $10/month, you won’t find more powerful content anywhere.
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Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.