Feb 242011

I apoligize as I know it has been a few days since I have updated the blog.  Even though I have been pretty busy at work, I still have to make time for the blog.  I promise that it will be updated more frequently in the next coming weeks. 

As for HockeySC.com, we have been getting some excellent material from our usual contributors and some others.  The forum has had some great discussions going on including sled training, long response plyometrics, and psychology vs. physiology. 

For the articles and videos, we have some great new info including:

Metabolic Circuit #1 by Darryl Nelson.  This is a great example of a workout that can be done with a hockey team with minimal equipment.  I have used versions of the plate circuits late in the off-season with our players.  What I liked about these workouts is that we can get plenty of quality work done with a 25-lb plate.  Good stuff from Darryl. 

Youth Sports and Fitness by Darryl Nelson.  Another good submission by Darryl.  These are actually 2 different articles that talk about the reality of our youth and fitness today and the direction of where it may be going.  Scary stuff when the statistics are brought to our attention.

Presentation on Youth Hockey by Brian Burke.  This is a fantastic presentation by Brian Burke, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  As a former employee of “Burkie”, I got to interact with him on a daily basis.  He is a guy who says it how it is and holds nothing back.  This presentation is right on the money and it will hopefully provide a good guideline for those coaches and parents who may listen. 

A Minor League Hockey Player Aspiring to be a Strength Coach by Kevin Schaeffer.  This is another great piece written by a current professional hockey player who is playing for the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.  I like this because it gives a players’ perspective on the reality of playing and trying to get workouts during the grind of the ECHL.  You have to make do with what you have.  I think by Kevin learning as he goes along, he will be a bright strength and conditioning coach when he decides to retire from pro hockey. 

That’s it for now.  Thanks for reading!

Sean Skahan

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