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This whole non-sense of resistance training (or weight training) is dangerous for kid’s growth plates are absolutely absurd. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim and it’s based on nothing but an assumption. Whether a young athlete performs a squat using only their own body weight or added weight, it’s no more dangerous than doing simple push ups with a ten pound plate on their back, and both are resistance training.
Everyone has goals for a team. From the organization down, there are a number of goals that are important, but in terms of setting expectations and the all important parent-coach […]
Meeting the parents is sometimes a daunting task, and as the season approaches, I felt would be appropriate to share tips for coaches to run effective parent-coach meetings. A good […]
It’s that time of year when we show our appreciation for that man in our lives who is always cheering for us and supporting us at every game. Dads play […]
Sometimes I wonder how I ever made a life in hockey. If ‘becoming a hockey player’ really requires 10,000 hours of training, and thousands of dollars, then how did I […]
Should your kids really be playing hockey or any sport at a highly competitive level? Are there some serious, long-term, mental costs to their involvement? When it comes to […]
Where would all of us hockey players be without mom? More than likely we would be starving, late for practice and missing a skate or glove. Nothing runs smoothly unless […]
One of my favourite times of year is when I enter the classroom setting with our various skills academies and discuss hockey opportunities around the world. Hockey has been an […]
As the countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi continues, and as the days get closer to when the Canadian Team will march together in the Opening Ceremonies, there is a sense of urgency that continues to escalate in anticipation of the competition that will take place.
Bruce McGill’s work is never truly done, but he doesn’t seem to mind one little bit. For the 60-year-old father-of-two, there is the occasional knock at the door as he […]
If you have a child that plays contact sports, you may have already heard about “baseline concussion testing” — a cognitive evaluation tool designed to assess an athlete’s normal state […]
Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level
If you really want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, if you […]