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Exclusive Q&A With Renowned Skating Coach Barb Aidelbaum

Exclusive Q&A With Renowned Skating Coach Barb Aidelbaum

Barb Aidelbaum is a devoted member of the HEROS family, as a co-founder and part of the HEROS Board of Directors.  Her dedication to not only coaching but to every student she’s ever worked with, has been invaluable to the HEROS program, and we thought it would be nice to get to know Barb a little better. [...]

September 21, 2016 Guest Admin Special Feature 0

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

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

Is resistance training safe for young athletes, specifically minor hockey players? Yes, it is absolutely safe as long as the trainer is qualified and experience to instruct such a program involving resistance training. So let’s start by understanding exactly what resistance training is. Basically, it involves some form of movement or exercise that resists an [...]

July 20, 2016 Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP — Founder, MyAthletic Performance Inside Edge 0

Off-Season hockey training guidelines

Off-Season hockey training guidelines

Summer is here and as much as young athletes are excited for family vacations they can’t forget about getting into game shape for the fall. Strength, power and speed are key components for young hockey players and it is much easier than you may think to see major improvements without the use of any equipment [...]

July 19, 2016 Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP — Founder, MyAthletic Performance Inside Edge 0

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp

Let’s look at some numbers. A typical recreation player during a season gets 1 practice per week. A season runs September to end of February with a short break in December. That is about a 20-week season. That is only 20 on-ice practices in an entire year. Many recreational (house) players have other interests they [...]

July 14, 2016 Guest Admin Best Skate Forward, Special Feature 0

Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) has teamed up with the Aeroplan Member Donation Program as a great way for our supporters to contribute to the HEROS program. The Aeroplan member donation program makes supporting HEROS really easy.  Instead of donating money, you donate Aeroplan miles instead.  These miles are used by HEROS participants and volunteers selected [...]

June 7, 2016 Staff Writer General, Special Feature 0

Experimental Resolutions

Experimental Resolutions

I have nothing against goals and resolutions but I’ve stopped making them… well sort of.  I grew up with a fabulous father who is super goal oriented and who helped me frame the importance of setting out what you want the future to look like in order to achieve it, we’re all good up until [...]

January 4, 2016 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting On The Fly, Overtime 0