Frustrated With The Hockey Training Mentality

One of the reasons that I like training hockey players is that they’ll do whatever it takes to take their game to the next level. As a general statement, the only other athletes I’ve ever worked with that share that kind of work ethic and drive are rowers. Especially with kids, though, it seems like the two markers of a good training sessions are:

1) Being exhausted/borderline sick at the end
2) Being extremely sore the next day

I’ll touch more on these things in the next few days, but I want to leave you with two of my favorite sayings:

1) Any idiot with a whistle and loud voice can make a group of kids tired. That doesn’t make it effective training.
2) Playing in traffic will make you sore. That doesn’t make it effective training.

– Kevin Neeld

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