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10 tips for the perfect off-season

Mike Pickles shows that the off-season can be just as important as the season in his latest article.

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 […]

Summer Workout Routine for Players

Young hockey players need to enjoy summer but some training will be important for tryouts come fall.

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 […]

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp: The Math

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.  […]

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 […]

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

In 1980 the Cornwall Royals won the Memorial Cup, Canada’s National Junior Championship.
As a result of this victory, the team got to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Fussen, Germany, the following Christmas.

Off Ice Team Training

Summer is long over, but hopefully those who are serious about improving their performance for the hockey season have prepared accordingly. In this article I want to share my perspective on in-season training for minor hockey players. Let’s start by going back again and ask ourselves, “are we crazy about putting our kids in strength and conditioning programs at the minor hockey level?” The answer is, absolutely not.

Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Tennis in Canada has been bolstered recently by a terrific upsurge in Canadian talent. July 2012 saw both Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo win Wimbledon Junior singles titles. Marking the first […]

Dry Land Training Techniques

When it comes to understanding what proper training looks like for players at the minor hockey level, parents can often be confused or blindly miss-led into following all the hype. […]

Time for Off-Season Activities

Many kids get involved in spring hockey after the regular season, but when school is out and summer starts, it’s time to hang up the skates for a while… A […]

The Pros and Cons of Spring Hockey

Spring hockey can be the best of times and the worst of times! It can be amazing or disappointing. It can enhance your player’s skill development or exacerbate your player’s […]