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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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OFF-ICE TRAINING STARTS NOW!!!!

I often get asked when young players-ages 8 and up should start their off-season training program. The answer is by May 1st at the latest. This gives a good 3.5 months of great training-many players start their team on-ice in Mid August. The nice thing about the Hockey Speed and Power manual is that every […]

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Time to build that EXPLOSIVE ACCELERATION and CORE STRENGTH

As we head towards May it s essential for all young, aspiring hockey players to really work on their off-ice strength, power, core strength and anaerobic and aerobic conditioning. It takes a good 4 months to really maximize your results from a training program so don’t wait until to June or July-get started NOW. I […]

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Core Strength Training for Hockey

Most people have heard of core strength training but really don’t know what it means and how important it is. It is so important to hockey training that I have included six different core training routines in the Hockey Speed and Power Manuals. Core training involves much more then situps and crunches. Most effective core […]

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Matt Duchene’s father Testimonial when he was 11

I thought proof from a parent of an NHL star and a player who is considered THE fastest player in the NHL would help parents decide on the effectiveness of the Hockey Speed and Power manual. I worked with Matt personally for 3 years both off on on-ice. Many people think these NHL stars were […]

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Time to Train for Play-offs

As mentioned in numerous posts, you need to be training during the season. The most important time of year is coming-the play-offs and how you perform during this time really gives you a reputation of being a big time performer or a player who doesn’t perform during the playoffs. The Hockey Speed and Power manual […]

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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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