2014 was a memorable year for a lot of reasons. Emily and I got engaged, bought a house, I got a new (used) car, and then we expanded our family to include a new dog, Ruxin. In quick succession, we learned that he… despite being from Jacksonville, is an Eagles Fan like me, prefers watching… Read more
Posts in "Off-Ice Hockey Training"
Last week I broke down the skating technique of a youth hockey player. If you missed that post, you can check it out here: Analyzing the Skating Stride The main focus on that post was on identifying on-ice technique flaws, and following up with a few basic tips on how he could try to make… Read more
When I was growing up playing hockey, at least once every season I’d have some sort of left groin or hip flexor issue. None were ever significant enough to keep me off the ice, but they were always enough that I was constantly “aware of it”, which is not where you want your focus going… Read more
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
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