Hockey Strong Newsletter – The Year Of Training
Unlike any other year, games are at a premium. You could say the 20/21 hockey season is the year of training. Practice, practice, practice. It’s definitely not the way anyone envisioned it to go down, especially the kids. all we can do as parents is support our kids and reinforce the fact that it won’t always be like this and they will come out a better hockey player on the other side.
On another note, welcome to the new and improve Hockey Strong Newsletter. I’m going to try my best to bring you the best info on everything hockey training every one to two weeks. With your feedback I’m hoping to make this the best hockey training resource out there.
Off The Ice
You will hear a lot of coaches telling kids to improve their “foot speed’ or get “quick feet”. What they are really trying to tell the young athlete is get more explosive and more coordinated. The coach wants a player to move with more fluidity and control.
- Body awareness
off the ice is a great place to start.
Utilizing hurdles on field turf is a great way to improve foot speed away from the ice with plenty of drills to challenge every skill level in the year of training.
Creatine Supplementation For Youth Athletes
Known for being one of the most studied supplements in history, Creatine has probably had the most impact with athletes. To be more specific athletes that are competing below an elite level. It seems that the less experienced you are with resistance training the more impact Creatine has on the body.
- and Fat-Free Body Mass
On The Ice
It may not be the Yellow Brick Road, but in respect to helping someone reap the rewards at the end, I would say it’s just as grand! The Royal Road is an imaginary line that goes completely through the centre of the ice
- Passes across the Royal Road 22%
- Screens 10%
- One-Timers on the same side of the Royal Road 9%
- Broken plays 9%
- Possession across the Royal Road 8%
- Deflections 8%
- Great Rebounds 8%
- Small town hockey off season workout, Bobby Hull style!
- If you want your kid to play with power, teach him how to protect the puck.
- Strength and Conditioning training for hockey, this basically sums it up.
- With balance like this, she’s definitely going to be a hockey player! *Apologies in advance for the name of the insta page in the previous link, but to cute not to share.