05.13.2014-R.WALTER

Gearing Down

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Video: The One Timer

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Video: Go to the Net

05.29.2014_M.PICKLES

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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Video: Hang ‘em on the Post

05.13.2014-R.WALTER

Gearing Down

Hockey season seems like it’s nonstop sometimes. However, Ryan Walter says that it’s important to take a break every once in awhile.

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Training Tips for Spring

If minor hockey players aren’t physically and mentally exhausted after a long regular season, now they are driving their bodies further into exhaustion, creating more physical imbalances and in some cases, which I’ve seen, mentally burning out from hockey. Aside from the experience playing in highly competitive tournaments, spring hockey eats up the most valuable time of a young player’s development.

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Video: Two Puck Drill

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It’s Fine! They Won’t Hurt Themselves…

This whole non-sense of resistance training (or weight training) is dangerous for kid’s growth plates are absolutely absurd. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim and it’s based on nothing but an assumption. Whether a young athlete performs a squat using only their own body weight or added weight, it’s no more dangerous than doing simple push ups with a ten pound plate on their back, and both are resistance training.