All posts tagged athletics

It’s Fine! They Won’t Hurt Themselves…

Is resistance training safe for young athletes, specifically minor hockey players? Yes, it is absolutely safe as long as the trainer is qualified and experience to instruct such a program […]

Getting Back On The Horse

I often coach people on taking apart the premier aspects of what they’ve done in order to be able to create an action plan for what they want to do next or gain more of. It’s really looking at the details, and more often than not realizing that you already have what you need to be successful again without having to start from square one.

It’s Fine! They Won’t Hurt Themselves…

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.

You’ve Got To Hit The Net

I was recently re-reading an article by Earl McRae of Sun Media about a friend of mine, Mike Bossy. Mike and I played against each other in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the years that the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cups. In his interview, Earl McRae asked Mike why players in today’s game miss the net so much.

The Scholarship of a Lifetime

“Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in life,” Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) Participant Nick McCurdy wrote to begin his Thurgood Marshall Scholarship winning essay. “Based on my […]

Olympic Hockey Top Ten

The Sochi Olympics brought back some great hockey memories and added a few new ones as well. So as a tribute to the many inspiring Olympians we watched this February, here is a top-ten list of the best Olympic hockey moments. Relive the blood, guts and glory of the past century.

Under Pressure!

As the season begins to slowly come to a close, the focus level of my team has become increasingly better. My team understands that topnotch performance is essential in every […]

Under Pressure!

The last week of the season, leading into the state championships can throw many different unexpected occurrences that unprepared teams may have a struggle bypassing. Having the feeling of preparedness and productivity in my team I feel like whatever stresses or curves slid our way will not affect us to the point of failure.