“Why don’t you lift legs?” “My legs are already big enough. I don’t want them to get any bigger.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation with hockey players that started just like this. First off, in probably 97% of cases, their legs aren’t big enough. B: Something tells me… Read more
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I played hockey for 15 years before I made the transition into coaching. Throughout that time I rarely played other sports. Soccer for a few years when I was very young. Baseball for a season. But that was about it. Last night I went bowling for the first time in a while. A huge fan… Read more
After 18 hours of weeping following an embarrassing Eagles performance, I’m ready to get back to talking hockey. Last week I started talking about the importance of setting up a well-designed dynamic warm-up before every training session, practice, and game. Let’s take a deeper look into that area. When I put together a warm-up, I… Read more
My high school english teachers would hate me for this, but the current state of youth hockey can only be characterized by one word: ridiculousness. Hockey has a higher burnout rate than any other sport. The parents are the most crazed. Even worse, many times the coaches have the shortest tempers and very little actual… Read more
On Monday I posted 13 questions every hockey player and coach should have the answers to if they’re serious about training to fulfill their hockey potential. The list is extensive, but not all-inclusive. From consulting with coaches and players throughout the years, I know considering all those forms of training can be a bit… Read more