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 SPEED AND POWER WAY WAS A HUGE PART OF THAT!!Young players need to get stronger and faster and the ONLY way to do this is through proper hockey specific training. Their is nothing wrong with being on the ice once a week for fun but the main objective for ANY hockey player wanting to reach their full potential is to follow a professionally designed hockey specific training manual like Hockey Speed and Power. Playing other sports like soccer is a good idea. The European model of developing great young players is a short 2-3 week rest period following the season and then working on leg, core and upper body strength. Many play soccer once a week which helps with foot coordination and conditioning. When I was playing in Europe and we would be in the playoffs it amazed me to see the young players training with weights(light for young players and heavier as the age went up). To see them jump and their agility was AMAZING and that first stride power comes from body weight and light weight training along with jumping and agility drills. If you watch the NHL most of the Russians and Europeans have superior acceleration-WHY-BECAUSE THEY START TO TRAIN YOUNG WHEN IT HAS THE MOST EFFECT ON THEIR FAST TWITCH MUSCLES. I have mentioned before the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure’s father was out strength coach. I knew I wanted to get into training hockey players so I asked him what made his son so incredibly fast and his answer was train when you are young, set the foundation for years to come. Not only will you see immediate results but the improvements but the effects are very accumulative. Everything he taught me is in the Hockey Speed and Power manual. Every player can greatly improve their skating speed and acceleration and shot power but performing the right exercises with the proper weight is incredibly important. For $49.99 you can have all the best exercises and programs for lightning speed and a powerful shot. It is the best investment you can make for your child. It also includes in-season training which is incredibly important. I GUARANTEE you will be AMAZED at how much faster and stronger your child will be if the program is followed. We spend $1000 on the best equipment why not spend $49.99 to watch your child’s eyes light up when they feel so much faster and stronger. If your child plays other sports the manual will also help them ru much faster, hit a ball much further etc. Hockey is SO competitive now-get the huge edge you need with the Hockey Speed and Power manual.