In my experience, most hockey players are terrible runners. The trend over the last decade or so for hockey players to specialize early, play year-round, and not participate in other sports (or train) has created a number of extremely talented hockey players that lack basic levels of athleticism (Quick side note: Many think this is… Read more
Posts in "Hockey Speed Training"
About a year ago, I posted a couple core training videos (Hockey Core Training Exercises) based on a protocol referred to as the “Bunkie Test”. The Bunkie Tests are used to test the integrity of various functional pathways within the body. Because the various testing positions are founded upon fundamental structural links within the body,… Read more
Speed training for hockey is one of the most highly sought after areas of hockey development information. My colleague Chris Collins put together an article about an interesting strategy he uses to prime the nervous system for continued high performance following a speed training session. I’ve heard Gray Cook emphasize in the past that “the… Read more
A couple weeks back I posted a video of a lateral speed training starting position. If you missed it, you can check it out here: Hockey Speed Training: Lateral Start Progression. At the end of that post, I mentioned that we eventually go into strictly dynamic starts, or probably more accurately, we progress to an… Read more
Most of our off-season hockey training programs have progressed to the final phase. With that, our speed training has reached the point where we’re merging away from static sprint starts and incorporating multi-directional dynamic starts. We generally run a linear and lateral sprint progression in parallel throughout the off-season, meaning one speed day has a… Read more