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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

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

In May 2013 I had the privilege of hearing Clara Hughes, one of the greatest Canadian Olympians, speak at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Olympic Excellence Series. Hughes is one of only 5 athletes ever to have medaled in the Summer and Winter Games in the sport of Cycling and Speed Skating, respectively. She spoke of [...]

December 10, 2015 Dan Church Road to Sochi, Special Feature 0

Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

This is Percival's first rule because it underpins all of the rest. If we cannot assure our children that they are loved, that we support them in all of their endeavors and will not judge them based on their success or failure, then what is the point of their engaging in sport at all? It [...]

August 8, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0