“Bantam Back” is a description of a lumbar stress fracture in youth hockey players. For those unfamiliar, Bantam refers to hockey players ages 13-15 years old. Basically, it is Spondyloylsis which is a stress fracture in the pars interarticularis of the lumbar vertebrae which is a small bone joining 2 vertebrae. These fractures can happen […]
As I am working in my 18th year with a professional hockey franchise, I want to share my thoughts on working with a team. There are lots of perceptions and outside opinions from others on the way that things should be done. However, I think that when you do have experience, I think you can […]
Here is a recent interview that I did with Made Hockey.
I wanted to write about something that I have seen happen over the last 5-10 years in the hockey training realm. Before I express my view, it’s important to note that I am a strength and conditioning coach. My work is primarily off the ice. I believe young hockey players are skating too much during […]
Here is a recent podcast that I did with my friend Matt Riley. It was a lot of fun to catch up with Matt and talk about hockey and strength and conditioning. https://padhockeytalk.blubrry.net/
I originally wrote this a few years ago. Looking back, I still feel the same. Today’s hockey players are becoming bigger, stronger, and faster while becoming more fit than they were in years past. In addition to young players participating in other sports, they are also participating in strength and conditioning programs either at their […]
I wrote this a while back and it was posted on StrengthCoach.com. I may post some others that aren’t on this site. The goals of the pre-season strength and conditioning phase for hockey are 1- To help prepare for the demands of training camp and 2- To bridge the gap between the off-season and in-season […]
I like to read books all the time- although I probably don’t read as much as others. Here are some of the books that I have read recently and have almost finished: The Five Minute Journal Tough to say that this is a book that I am reading but I did purchase it and do […]
Here is a link to a recent podcast that I did with Steve Breitenstein from TCBoost Sports Performance: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-speed-podcast/id1333698295?mt=2 I had fun participating. I hope you enjoy it!
This is another phase 1 exercise. I like this because it allows us to get shoulder and arm work done with one exercise versus performing dumbbell curls and shoulder presses individually. – The athlete is tall with their hips extended. – The arms must be long at the start of the curl and the wrists […]