All posts tagged hockey
A mastery of skills is what defines a true hockey player. To have an A-game on ice, you need to capture all the distinct yet inter-related, hockey techniques. Though it […]
Tips For Parent Conduct, Team Trip Organization, and Communication. Youth sports programs often can only run with the help of parent volunteers. Whether your role on the team is crucial […]
This article is originally published here. What gets lost with many goals, is that teamwork made them happen. With the encouragement of Constable Sue Crawford from the bench, 11-year-old Myrina took […]
Whether you are an elite professional hockey player or someone who plays shinny once a week for fun, we all have one thing in common: a love for the game. […]
The hardest part of my job is educating parents and coaches by having them understand the facts and myths about off-ice development. Most of all understanding that it’s a long-term […]
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 […]
One of the most common questions I get asked from parents is if I can talk to their child about nutrition. Every team and player I work with gets educated […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
This whole non-sense of resistance training (or weight training) is dangerous for kid’s growth plates are absolutely absurd. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim and it’s based on nothing but an assumption. Whether a young athlete performs a squat using only their own body weight or added weight, it’s no more dangerous than doing simple push ups with a ten pound plate on their back, and both are resistance training.
I was recently re-reading an article by Earl McRae of Sun Media about a friend of mine, Mike Bossy. Mike and I played against each other in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the years that the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cups. In his interview, Earl McRae asked Mike why players in today’s game miss the net so much.