Is Weight Training Safe For Kids?

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

No matter what the sport, every young athlete who is fully committed and focused on the improvement of skills will look to gain every competitive advantage available, whether it means […]


10 tips for the perfect off-season

Mike Pickles shows that the off-season can be just as important as the season in his latest article.

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Home Fitness: What You Need

Parents often ask me, “What can my child do at home?” to stay fit and get stronger. First, it’s important to keep it all in perspective. Parents don’t need to […]


Summer Workout Routine for Players

Young hockey players need to enjoy summer but some training will be important for tryouts come fall.

Move it: Essential pre-game exercises for moving well on the ice

What should a player do to prepare their body before a game? Skating around the rink before a game or practice is a great way to increase player’s core temperature, […]


Competitive Sports are They a Good or Bad Thing?

Should your kids really be playing hockey or any sport at a highly competitive level? Are there some serious, long-term, mental costs to their involvement?   When it comes to […]


How to Make the Perfect Saucer Pass

A saucer pass spins like a UFO through the air, hence the name. The key in making a successful saucer pass is to start the puck at the heel of the blade, and slice the blade as you follow through. I like to compare the motion to a cut serve in table tennis.


Your Hockey Path — Where will it lead you?

One of my favourite times of year is when I enter the classroom setting with our various skills academies and discuss hockey opportunities around the world. Hockey has been an […]