Since publishing Ultimate Hockey Training in 2011, I received three specific pieces of feedback repeatedly. The first was a request for programs. This is pretty straight forward. For many hockey coaches, players, and parents, they just wanted to know exactly what to do, not necessarily all the “whys”. And for performance coaches, seeing… Read more
Posts in "Off-Ice Hockey Training"
Conditioning for hockey is arguably one of the most misunderstood elements of preparing for the sport. If done well, conditioning can help support speed development and repeating high-speed efforts over the course of a game and throughout the season. If done poorly, conditioning can interfere with speed development, and compromise the consistency of a player’s… Read more
More than ever, today’s game of hockey is dominated by “explosive” players. At every level it’s the fastest skaters who win races to loose pucks, and create the time and space necessary to create (or prevent) high-quality scoring opportunities. For these reasons, hockey players should seize every opportunity they can to improve their speed. Speed… Read more
It’s been almost 10 months since I last sent out a newsletter. At the end of last Summer, I was fortunate to be offered a new position as the Head Performance Coach with the Boston Bruins. Between moving our family across the country and getting acclimated to a new position/organization, I haven’t had as much… Read more
Last week I had an opportunity to join Anthony Renna on the Strength Coach Podcast to discuss our upcoming seminar Optimizing Adaptation and Performance. During the interview, we discussed: My assessment and performance profiling process and how it influences program design Specific examples of how to train around ankle mobility limitations Strategies to individualize training… Read more