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 teaching ability. Not a good situation if you’re looking for a healthy indulgence in the greatest game on earth.
Mike Boyle brought this to the public eye. Brian St. Pierre stressed its importance.
If you’re in the hockey world at all, you need to watch this.
Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.