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HEROS launches Surrey Program!

HEROS launches Surrey Program!

It is hard to find the right words to describe the feeling inside of the Sport Chek this past Monday in Surrey, BC.  HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) expanded their programming to the city of Surrey, an area that proved to be a great fit for this incredible non-profit organization. HEROS teaches at-risk youth [...]

October 19, 2016 Staff Writer Special Feature 0

Aviva Community Fund: Vote For HEROS

Aviva Community Fund: Vote For HEROS

HEROS has the great opportunity of being one of the organizations in the running in the Aviva Community Fundraising competition.  Our hockey program for marginalized youth across the country needs YOUR help to get us through to the next round! Voting ends on October 28, so CLICK HERE to cast your votes today! We really appreciate [...]

October 13, 2016 Guest Admin Special Feature 2

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, Dry-land Hockey Training 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, Dry-land Hockey Training 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