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So, some agility training or agility related movements can be beneficial not only for agility (obviously), but also for body composition enhancement.
A lot of non-athletes think that athletes have it made. They're doing what they love, and there's no mental health problems. But athletes experience a lot of anxiety.
Speed truly is one of the most athletic actions a hockey athlete could ever express, and it is one of the most secretive areas in my industry of strength and conditioning because nobody wants to share their systems.
And let’s face it – many scouts don’t care (if you make it at a younger age). If you don’t make it, it should provide incentive to work harder. If you do make it, you better keep working or it will be a short-lived time at that level.
“This sport has moved me so far. I’ve exceeded all of the goals I could’ve ever set for myself.”
"Every year we have to go out there into the community and into the boys and girls clubs and into some of the schools and some of those neighborhoods to try and convince these kids that this is an incredible opportunity to give hockey a try."
Stair sprints are a fantastic way to drop some body fat but still train the lower body in a hockey specific way. Beyond this, you are going to gain some serious cardiovascular adaptations in your body along the way.
“I just can’t imagine and I’m so excited to see what the future holds for this discipline because I think it’s really going to explode even more.”
Just because something looks cool on paper, or just because it has been issued a name from some East-European country does not mean it is a great program for your hockey athletes in this moment.
Make recognition a part of each practice and game – highlight someone who’s improving, demonstration good sportsmanship and the one who made the big play.
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