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Why Train Off-Ice During the Season?

I get asked this question many times. Most parents/players think if they train during the summer it is enough. TOTALLY WRONG!! NHL players, with all their games and traveling, train at least 2 times per week-although shorter in duration and not quite as intensely as the off-season. The reason is, is to make sure all […]

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Columbia University Study Proves Light weight Training Safe and Effective for Young Athletes

There have been many studies done on the safety and effectiveness of light weight training, as well as speed, agility and body weight exercises. The prestigious Columbia University recently released findings over a 4 year experiment. I could go in to great details regarding the study but the results were “that when proper form and […]

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Time to get FAST for your Christmas tournament and Playoffs

Many players do some non-hockey specific training in the summer and think that is enough. Not even close!!! You need to be following a professionally designed , hockey specific workout plan all year. The off-season workouts are longer and intense while the in-season are shorter in duration with similar intensity. Hockey training is very complex […]

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Testimonial AA player called up to AAA and dominating!!!

“Hi Kevin”. I wanted to let you know Paul was called up to the AAA Bantams and is dominating.  He is so confident-especially in his skating, from doing your manual he is like a totally different player.  I never thought training in and off-season would help Paul to skate like he is now.  He is […]

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CONFIDENCE IS HUGE FOR A HOCKEY PLAYER

When I was playing hockey, whether it be in minor hockey, the OHL, NHL or Europe the one thing that I always had a ton of when I was playing well is CONFIDENCE!  The best way to be confident on the ice is to know you prepared as well as possible off the ice.  Knowing […]

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Testing Day

This weekend I did some on-ice testing with 12 players who are following the Hockey Speed and Power program.  They ranged in age from 10-16.  The test I really like is goal line to near blue line.  We did many other tests for agility, shot velocity etc.  Most of the players have been on the […]

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NOW is the TIME!!!

Even the greatest player in the world can have an average playoff. What will happen though is Sidney will use the extra off-season to become even faster, more powerful and less injury prone. This is THE KEY time of year to get going on your child’s training. A good 10-14 weeks should be used to […]

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Train Like 12 Olympians

No other Strength and Conditioning Coach can claim they have personally trained 12 players who competed in the Men’s Olympic hockey. Through my 15 years of working with the Oshawa Generals, Kitchener Rangers and consulting to the Belleville Bulls I have had the pleasure to train player’s who have went on to be NHL stars. […]

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