Training Tips

Everything you need to improve your hockey skills is right here! Browse through our selection of hockey training tips.
  • I have not included crunches in any of my off-ice hockey programs for at least 8-years. The fact is, they add to wear and tear on your lower back and contribute to disc herniation, they DON’T strengthen your ‘core’ the way you need...

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  • The Weighted Sled sounds like a winter exercise, but you are probably more accustomed to seeing it associated with football practice than hockey. Of course, there is the HockeySled training device for using with your hockey stick, to create some explosive power and prevent injury.

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  • The following article was written by hockey strength and conditioning coach Dan Garner, who contributes to www.HockeyTraining.com on a regular basis. Check out the website if you are interested in more hockey training articles. Enjoy the post!.

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  • Body changes during the Adolescent Growth Spurt (AGS) can temporarily diminish a player’s overall skill and speed and increase vulnerability to injuries. The effects of AGS and its effects on core strength, postural control and performance—coordination, skill, speed, quickness, agility and technique—can be enormous while athletes struggle to adjust to their rapidly changing bodies.

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  • You are a defenseman. You patrol the blue line, protect your end, and sometimes get called on to block shots between the hash marks. Every now and then, you like to introduce your opponents to the boards in the neutral zone or the corners of the rink. You could be gentle, but that's why you wear the pads.

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  • Strength and conditioning is critical to the success of hockey players at all levels. Athletes will spend time in the off-season increasing speed, power, strength, endurance, and agility, as well as, rehabbing injuries. Considerable amounts of time and resources are spent in these endeavors.

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  • A tool that we like to use for training is the jump rope. It is a low cost, portable and highly effective piece of equipment. A good plastic speed rope will cost you approximately $4. Plus, if you are going to be away from your local training facility for a period of time, the rope is easy to pack and bring along.

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  • During the hockey season players typically do two types of workout - the nothing at all workout or the team workout, which often (not always) looks something like running stairs.

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  • Hockey is the greatest sport on earth. Finally recognizing this, the number of youth hockey programs in the U.S. continues to grow rapidly.  Characterized by rapid high-intensity movements, high velocities, and full-speed collisions, it's not hard to see why off-ice training would be advantageous.  With injuries such as groin pulls, hip flexor strains, sports hernias, and shoulder separations plaguing the sport, it's not hard to see why off-ice training is a NECESSITY.

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  • There's nothing more frustrating than spending countless hours working toward something, only to realize you haven't made any progress.  Actually, there is one thing: spending countless hours working toward something, only to realize you've actually been progressing in the WRONG direction!  In the world of hockey training, crunches, sit-ups, and partner leg throw-downs predominate as the most utilized forms of core training.  Bad news for players that were actually hoping to...

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