The 2009-2010 season ended for us less than 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the playoffs. This isn’t something that we are not used to around here. It is amazing how you go from working 6-7 days per week for over 7 months during the season, and then the season ends just like that. The daily routine of going into work for practices, workouts, and/or games suddenly ends.
Right now, as our players are in an “Active Rest” phase, the transition of my in-season mode to the off-season mode is taking place. What’s important right now is for me to maintain a daily routine. I am filling my day with activities such as spending more time with Hillary and Will, walking the dog more, getting my own workouts in, trying to improve my golf game, hiking, writing more, and continuing my education by reading books and watching DVD’s. I’ve also got a few trips lined up in the next couple of weeks including a trip back to Boston to present at a seminar, the NHL scouting combine in Toronto, and another family trip back home.
When the off-season officially starts, I will have around 5-10 players here training throughout the summer. Also, I anticipate having up to 20 younger hockey players who I work with. It will be full go from there all the way until the next season starts.