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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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Why train Hockey Specifically from a young age?

Many players and parents think after their winter season is over spring and summer hockey is the best way to improve-nothing could be further from the truth. I have mentioned many times Matt Duchene started at age 9 with my training. He is the FASTEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD AND STARTING TO TRAIN THE HOCKEY […]

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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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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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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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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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