Feb 112022
 
Reconditioning of "Bantam Back"

“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 […]

Jan 202021
 

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 […]

Dec 272018
 

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 […]