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Game Ready — Understanding motivation and the relationship between player mindset and ability

Game Ready — Understanding motivation and the relationship between player mindset and ability

Another hockey season is upon us, and I’m sure parents and players have entered it with feelings of both excitement and anxiousness. As a strength and conditioning coach who is dedicated to developing young athletes for long-term success, I’m often asked by parents about the best ways to prepare and motivate young hockey players for [...]

October 1, 2014 Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP — Founder, MyAthletic Performance Inside Edge, Pro 0

Fitness Activities for Dad and Kids

Fitness Activities for Dad and Kids

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get active with your kids. My dad and I created great memories keeping fit together during the off-season. Today I’m sharing a few of my favourite activities I shared with my dad growing up. [...]

June 12, 2014 Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP — Founder, MyAthletic Performance General, Uncategorized 0

3 Ways To Help Your Kids Discover Their True Athletic Potential

3 Ways To Help Your Kids Discover Their True Athletic Potential

Working with young athletes over the years has really helped me to understand the impact that parents, coaches and trainers can have on a child’s future success in sports. This is the basis for why I am so passionate in giving back to my young athletes. While there is no doubt that coaches and trainers [...]

December 21, 2012 Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP — Founder, MyAthletic Performance Special Feature 0