Posts in "Leadership"

5 Things Every Youth Athlete Should Know

5 Things Every Youth Athlete Should Know

We’re getting hit with another storm, so we had to close Endeavor today. Unfortunately, it means I had to cancel a bunch of manual sessions with the Flyers Junior Team and none of our clients can come in. On the bright side, I was able to sit at home and watch the Olympics and now… Read more

Hockey Training Tip: Give A Reputation To Live Up To

Hockey Training Tip: Give A Reputation To Live Up To

Let’s face it, every youth hockey team has a few (or…more than a few) knuckleheads that have their own agenda. Some just don’t buy into off-ice (yet); some don’t respect authority; some may suspect blood sugar fluctuations due to their even more suspect food choices; and some may have just had a bad day/week. What… Read more

The Illusion of Invincibility

The Illusion of Invincibility

What percentage of performance is mental? I was first posed this question while taking a class at the University of Delaware on the mental aspects of peak performance. Every one of my classmates responded somewhere between 50-90%. Since that time, I’ve asked dozens of people the same question, and the responses almost invariably fall within… Read more

Weekend Hockey Highlights

Weekend Hockey Highlights

Tomorrow I’m going to share a detailed article series on off-ice hockey training for youth hockey organizations that I wrote for Hockey Strength and Conditioning several months ago. The best hockey training resource.Before I get to that, I want to diverge from the normal hockey training content nature of this site and congratulate some of… Read more

Hockey Development: The Catapult or the Wall?

Hockey Development: The Catapult or the Wall?

I’ve been involved in the game of hockey for 20 years now. Throughout that time I’ve played the roles of diverse player, power skating and skills clinic instructor, coach, athletic development coach, and injury consultant. Within each one of these roles, I’ve worn many hats. I’ve been a forward and defenseman, a leader and a… Read more