Training Tips

Take your game to the next level by outworking the competition. Everything you need to develop elite form; plain and simple.

HockeyShot’s Training Tips will deliver results; plain and simple. We give you EVERYTHING YOU NEED in this category to develop elite form. There are a variety of training methods in this section, ranging from articles to videos to give you the edge you need on and off the ice. This guide will take you through a training experience like nothing you have ever encountered, and will have you OUTWORKING YOUR OPPONENTS like never before. Training is one of the most important parts of being a hockey player because every athlete must be in exceptional shape to push themselves to the absolute limit in order to CHANGE THE GAME FOREVER. Whether you’re grinding through another cold hockey season or your battling the outside heat in mid-July, you will be pumped that you found these helpful Training Tips to take your game to the next level!

  • 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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  • In this video we are going to show an effective training exercise to increase your leg strength and power. This will build up endurance and make a big difference in your stride on the ice.

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  • In this video we are going to show an effective training exercise to increase your leg strength and power. This will build up endurance and make a big difference in your stride on the ice. This relies directly to our skating stance such as glides, turns and strides.

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  • For hockey you need to be more than just fast. You need to be able to repeat your fast performance on the ice again and again. Most players will play between 10-30 shifts in a game with each shift lasting 30-60 seconds. During each shift, you may reach top speed 2-5 times. Many players I have trained have good speed on a one-time blue line to blue skating test. When we make them repeat the test 10 times, however, their performance rapidly deteriorates as fatigue sets in. For these players,...

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  • Hockey is not only demanding physically, but also mentally. Also the mental area of hockey is often ignored, it can make the difference between a good player, and a great one. Here is a list of mental characteristics associated with excellence

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  • Hockey is an intense fast paced game that can leave you exhausted, tired and make your muscles feel soar the next day. Most players spend 3-5 days per week on the ice so knowing how to recover faster is very important if you want to avoid running out

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  • Proper nutrition is an area often ignored when it comes to hockey players. However, by eating the right foods, you will have much more energy during games, have a much more positive mental attitude and be able to recover from injuries a lot faster.

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  • Many youth players are starting to use dryland training exercises at the request of coaches and parents. Many hockey coaches are running these dryland training sessions themselves after looking up exercises on the internet or remembering what they did when they were kids.

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  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart with your knees bent. Explode and jump forward as far as you can while still maintaining control. Focus on maintaining proper balance when jumping and landing.

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