Last night I arrived back in Philadelphia after a great 8-day stay in San Jose. Adjusting to east coast time again is going to be rough. I can make the switch out there pretty easily, but coming back is a battle. Especially because I was up bright and early to head up to Montville, NJ for the FMS Level 1&2 courses. On my grind right now!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a hockey strength and conditioning update, but there have been a couple great additions over the last couple weeks.
Darryl Nelson added a new training program. This is a timely program as it’s the first phase of his Fall program. For those of you that are designing your pre-season and early in-season programs, this will be a great reference for you.
Check out the program here >> Fall Phase 1 Training Program
My new friend Chris Pietrzak-Wegner wrote a great article for coaches. While this was intended for training professionals, I think most of it applies to sport coaches as well. Chris was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Minnesota Wild for the last couple years and is a great guy that really knows his stuff. This article dials in on the basics of being a great coach. When I read it, it made me take a step back and do some self-examining. It can be difficult to go through the process, but it’s always beneficial.
Check it out here >> Three Questions Every Coach Should Ask Themselves
There are a bunch of great forum discussions worth looking into as well. Check out these threads:
It’s good to get questions from a variety of people with different perspectives. The above threads were started training professionals AND players and touch on important topics for everyone in hockey.
As always, if you aren’t a member yet, I encourage you to try out Hockey Strength and Conditioning for a week. It’ll only cost $1, and if it’s not the best buck you’ve ever spent, I’ll
personally refund you!
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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.