Over the last week, I’ve released two videos on the most popular topics in hockey training. If you haven’t watched them yet, you can check them out here:
Today’s video discusses the most important components of an off-ice hockey training program. Most players only focus on a handful of these qualities, and therefore don’t make NEARLY the progress that they would if they took a more comprehensive approach. I also find that many of these factors are simply poorly understood by coaches, or generally thought to be isolated from other desirable adaptations. In other words, they may not recognize how much training one quality (e.g. strength) will influence a seemingly unrelated quality (e.g. conditioning).
Please take a few minutes to watch the video below and post your comments. If you picked up a couple good hockey training ideas, please forward it along to all the players, parents, and coaches you know that would benefit from watching it also. Thanks!
P.S. If you’re looking for a strategic hockey training plan, check out my book Ultimate Hockey Training!
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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.