Hockey

Strength Training Based on Age

Strength training and conditioning can be started once the athlete is capable of understanding and learning how to do it properly.

Communicating with Parents

In the world of sports, there is an extremely important relationship between athletes, their teammates, and their coaches. However, there is also a relationship between coaches and the athlete’s parents.

Exercise of the Month

Lunge chop

Benefits of Strength Training

Many today in the world of fitness and athletics are often bringing up the topic of strength training, especially when it comes to athletes. Strength training is loosely defined as using bodyweight and free weight exercises in order to build up muscular strength and stability.

Attitude is Everything

Much of life, especially in athletics, is out of our control. Decisions are made in games that athletes have absolutely no control over. Refs can choose to make calls, other players make dirty plays, coaches make decisions on lineups, and so much more.

Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition in sports is absolutely essential to the modern-day athlete. Regardless of if the athlete is professional, collegiate, high school, or younger, they need to be fueling their bodies properly.

Strength Training: When is it Safe to Start?

It’s the age old question. When is it safe to start strength training? Let’s start with the difference between strength training and weight lifting. In my opinion, weight lifting is just one aspect of strength training. Weight lifting can mean a wide variety of things, but is typically associated with lifting free weights to increase muscle size. The Mayo Clinic states “when done properly, strength training offers many benefits to young athletes, but 

Sport Specific Training

Sport-specific training is an important topic that has been researched and discussed more in recent years. Simply defined, it is focused on training programs that incorporate in muscle groups and exercises that will help an athlete within their particular sport.

Exercise of the Month

Frontal plane agility, power, and stability

The Impact of Coaching

Everyone who has played a sport at any point in their life has had a coach. In order to have a team, the team must have a coach. We all have had coaches in our lives that have helped to impact us in positive or negative ways.

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