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SPEED and ACCELERATION are what makes players DOMINATE!!

Great hockey players almost ALWAYS have it. It is called EXPLOSIVE ACCELERATION or FIRST STRIDE POWER!! When I made the Hockey Speed and Power hockey training manuals these two things were what the whole training program revolved around. WHY? Because through my years as a professional player and strength and conditioning coach I witnessed just […]

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Speed, Acceleration, Strength can be improved DRAMATICALLY from a YOUNG age!!!!

I have written a few times before about how I trained Matt Duchene from the time he was 9. Matt was a good young player but not a superstar. What turned him in to one was training properly from a very young age. We worked on his speed and acceleration and fast twitch fibers with […]

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Speed is what won the Canadian’s the Gold Medal

I think pretty well everyone watched the Gold Medal game between Canada and Russia. Both teams were extremely FAST!!! Watching Domi and MacDavid fly around the ice was fun to see. The biggest thing I noticed was the ACCELERATION of both teams. ACCELERATION is how fast you can get going from a standstill. When I […]

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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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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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Why Choose Hockey Speed and Power

I have shared with you many testimonials including Sidney Crosby and Matt Duchene. These players have trained the Hockey Speed and Power way. This should make your decision very simple-choose the manual designed by an ex NHL player who has trained some of the worlds best players. As mentioned 12 Olympians in total used my […]

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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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