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"Because in the end, the game is fun and the support of all my teammates and coaches helped me overcome."
The biggest reason why I have my goalies incorporate relative strength programming (sets of 1-3 reps) more often than my offense/defensive athletes is the sheer importance of the need to be as fast and explosive as possible
Be good to your goalies, and chances are your goalies will be good to you and your team.
In celebration of Minnesota’s pond hockey season, Minnesota Hockey spoke with University of Minnesota Gopher hockey legend Pat Micheletti about the culture of outdoor hockey.
Because training was only the stimulus, your nutrition and sleep are going to determine whether or not you actually adapt to that stimulus to build muscle tissue.
Be sure to stay connected with your players and guide them along with positive reinforcement and optimistic messages. If you stay upbeat, so will they.
Hockey movements in the gym are skills that you develop over time in the same way that you develop new skills on the ice.
Body contact is as critical a skill as shooting or passing. But it doesn’t have to be rocket science.
At the end of the day, you will find some of your best friends on the ice. It’s a lot easier to be a good teammate with people you know will be lifelong friends.
While skills like making hard passes, or having stick on puck may seem elementary, they play an increasingly important role as players progress to higher levels of hockey.
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