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Yoga for Hockey Players

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 04/24/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Although pain is an annoying thing to deal with, yoga is producing a growing body of evidence suggesting that it can really help those with chronic pain issues.

Developing Power, Speed and Explosiveness

By Ryan Williamson, Minnesota Hockey 04/23/2018, 12:00pm CDT

With summer fast approaching, it is a good time to evaluate and develop your plans and goals to increasing your explosiveness. You’ll be thankful for that extra power next fall.

Minnesota Goalie a Standout Outside the Rink

By Dan Scifo, USA Hockey 04/23/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Standout Sidney Peters is recipient of 2018 hockey humanitarian award

“You need to find what you’re passionate about. We’ve been given so much, and with great power comes great responsibility. We need to be intentional about what we’re doing with that platform.”

Developing Power, Speed and Explosiveness

By Ryan Williamson, Minnesota Hockey 04/18/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Playing other sports expands a child’s athleticism by developing more motor skills, agility and coordination through the use of different muscles with different ranges of motion. 

Path to the Pros By an NHL Player

By Jessi Pierce, USA Hockey 04/18/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Drafted with the No. 20 pick overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Nick Schmaltz made his professional debut on Oct. 12, 2016.

What Hockey Training Program Is Best For Me?

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 04/12/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Goalies need to be incredibly mobile, they have a different conditioning need, they need to be very explosive, and their reaction time needs to be at an elite level every time they step on the ice.

Body Contact Should Be Taught at Every Level

By Mike Doyle, USA Hockey 04/10/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Players can use their bodies to protect the puck. Bracing for impact and having strong balance are key in puck protection

“Understand that it’s OK to bump and it’s going to happen out there, and that it will help with being stable out on the ice. Just giving them that mentality that this is how the game is played.”

Stickhandling Secrets

By Jessi Hinrichs, Minnesota Hockey 04/09/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Consistency is not only important in your game, it’s important in your work ethic.

The more sports kids play, the better athletes – and in turn, hockey players – they will be long-term.

Coaching Puck Possession in Today's Game

By Michael Caples, USA Hockey 04/06/2018, 12:00pm CDT

It’s got to be engrained, and that goes into when the kids go home, stickhandling and reps and having a stick in their hands and a puck – the better off they’ll be when they get on the ice for handling the puck without looking at it.

Opportunities to try the sport can be rare in inner-city Detroit

Detroit Ice Dreams Provide a Place to Play Hockey

By Greg Bates, USA Hockey 04/04/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Opportunities to try the sport can be rare in inner-city Detroit

In just four short years, the Detroit Ice Dreams have built a strong program. There are about 30 kids ages 3-17 who play on a regular basis plus another 10 kids in a learn-to-skate class.

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