All posts tagged Training

Tryout Shape

Hopefully most minor hockey players have been participating in an off-ice training program over the summer, especially at the bantam and midget level. There’s no question that staying in shape […]

Dry Land Training Techniques

When it comes to understanding what proper training looks like for players at the minor hockey level, parents can often be confused or blindly miss-led into following all the hype. […]

Move it: Essential pre-game exercises for moving well on the ice

What should a player do to prepare their body before a game? Skating around the rink before a game or practice is a great way to increase player’s core temperature, […]

Play Like a Riverbank Ranger… Nothing More and Nothing Less

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 […]

Strength Training Tips for Hockey Moms

The life of a hockey mom can be busy taking care of the needs of a son or daughter during the season. With all the driving to games and practices, […]

Ask Meaghan

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.

Top Off-Season Cross-Training Activities For Hockey Players

One of the best cross-training activities I can think of is hiking. Whether it’s the famous Grouse Grind in Vancouver or any other challenging climb, hiking keeps the legs, lungs […]

The Value of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model

I grew up in small a prairie town. I lived my first 10 years a short skate down icy 8th Street to the rink in Carman, Manitoba. From November to […]

11 “In-Season” Training Tips

All summer long players work on developing their game in order to be the most prepared for tryouts at the end of August. Most elite-level players will spend hours in […]

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

No matter what the sport, every young athlete who is fully committed and focused on the improvement of skills will look to gain every competitive advantage available, whether it means […]

The Risks and Rewards of In-season Dry-land Training

Dry-land is an essential part of team fitness. It’s important, though, to make sure it doesn’t become counterproductive. Here are two things to be aware of

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

No matter what the sport, every young athlete who is fully committed and focused on the improvement of skills will look to gain every competitive advantage available, whether it means […]