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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

Becoming A Leader of Tomorrow

Becoming A Leader of Tomorrow

November can easily be the most stressful and physically draining months of the season requiring a brotherhood amongst the team that motivates players to play at their fullest potential. Having a group of players that are motivated and ready to make the necessary steps to achieve the next level is essential in a team’s development. [...]

November 30, 2015 Jonathan Irving Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the Ride

When I was a young hockey player, back in Belleville Ontario I use to love this time of year. I loved the feeling of the crisp autumn air. The smell of freshly falling leaves, and most of all, the fact that hockey was back in full swing. Whether it was at school, at home, or [...]

October 22, 2015 Marc Crawford Inside Edge, Pro 0

Life and your mind: Take a three minute break everyday

Life and your mind: Take a three minute break everyday

Whether you’re a parent or player involved in sports, we often find ourselves bouncing from one event to the next at mock speed. In each situation we are asked to gather our energy and put forward our best selves. From these situations we often look back to determine both our degree of growth and success. [...]

June 20, 2015 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0