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!

  • 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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  • 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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