A couple years ago I was invited to go speak at and run the off-ice training for a USA Hockey Regional Festival for 14 year olds. I was really excited about the opportunity for a lot of reasons. First off, I love working with players at that age. They’re sponges for information and are at… Read more
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Using heart rate and heart rate variability to both track and govern physiological responses to training is a hot topic right now. While heart rate monitors have been around for a while, advances in software & technology have made their use much more accessible in recent years, especially in team settings. As with anything new,… Read more
Speed is one of the most coveted qualities in every sport, but especially hockey. As a result, it’s the most common training goal I hear from athletes, parents, and coaches, both at Endeavor and when I get questions through email. A couple weeks ago I had a dad drive his 13 year old son down… Read more
One of the great parts of my job is I’ve now had an opportunity to work with the same players during the off-season for years. A few years ago, I started doing more “performance” testing as part of our intake, as well as the end of the Summer. This not only allows me to better… Read more
Last year, during my first season as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Flyers Junior Team, the team’s media guy asked me to do an interview providing an inside look at what the off-ice development program looked like. I was excited to do the interview because I think the team has a unique… Read more