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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, MyAthletic Performance 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, MyAthletic Performance Inside Edge 0

Ask Meaghan

Ask Meaghan

As a member of Team Canada and an idol for many aspiring female hockey players, which skills do you believe are the most important for players to focus on at the minor hockey level?  L.J. — Vancouver, B.C.   Every hockey player is asked many times throughout their career how old they were when they first [...]

February 19, 2015 Meaghan Mikkelson Special Feature 0

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

Everything good this season will result from the energy of your players! When it comes to playing your best game, understanding how to re-energize is every bit as important as mental toughness, or knowing the team system, or game preparation. NHL coaches pay intense attention to the energy of both their individual players and their [...]

November 1, 2014 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Contributors, Inside Edge, Pro 0

Mike Johnston on Building A Winning Team And How Parents Can Help

Mike Johnston on Building A Winning Team And How Parents Can Help

When the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks’ owner, Bill Gallacher, wanted to revamp the Hawks’ hockey operations in 2008, he turned to Mike Johnston — a sought-after coach who knows there’s a lot more to hockey than what goes on after the puck drops. With nearly 10 years of NHL experience, Johnston has an impressive track record [...]

October 17, 2014 Christi Judson Inside Edge, Pro 0

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

Is Weight Training Safe For Kids? A doctor and a strength coach weigh in on the dos and dont’s for youth hockey players

No matter what the sport, every young athlete who is fully committed and focused on the improvement of skills will look to gain every competitive advantage available, whether it means putting in a few extra hours of practice, eating right or soaking up tips and tricks through television, books or the Internet. And for many [...]

October 8, 2014 Christi Judson Inside Edge, Pro 0