All posts tagged Athletes
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 […]
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 […]
I often coach people on taking apart the premier aspects of what they’ve done in order to be able to create an action plan for what they want to do next or gain more of. It’s really looking at the details, and more often than not realizing that you already have what you need to be successful again without having to start from square one.
I find it fascinating to watch great athletes proceed through prolonged scoring slumps. I make a habit of observing the best-of-the-best halfway through their slump because I am keenly interested in understanding the process that puts them back on track.
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.
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. […]
At the end of the day, hockey is a great game but it’s just that; a game. We learn from it and hopefully make life-long friends.
Just like you and me, no coach is perfect. And let’s face it, no matter how great a job a coach is doing, he or she will never be able […]
As a “72” tell us a little about your minor hockey experience. For example, what kind of player were you? Did you always play on the top teams? What stands […]
All summer long players work on developing their game in order to be the most prepared for tryouts at the end of August. Most elite-level players will spend hours in […]
Getting Your Athletes To Play Their Best When It Counts — A coach’s guide to effectively managing performance anxiety
In practice he’s fast, aggressive and skilled. His stickhandling is outstanding, and there’s no question that this kid has the talent to play at the next level. So how come, […]
Hockey season seems like it’s nonstop sometimes. However, Ryan Walter says that it’s important to take a break every once in awhile.