Apr 122011

With professional players, it is not uncommon for them to have their own routine before games.  They fully believe that their own routine (and sometimes superstitions) will help them give them the best chance for success. 

For some players who are still young and really haven’t established their own routine yet, we will do a pre-game warm up one hour before the puck drops. This is done in a hallway outside of our dressing room whether it is at home or in an opposing arena.   Here is an example of what we may do pre-game using a 10-15 yard distance and a small agility ladder (4 boxes):

Movement Prep

     High Knee Tuck

     Heel to Butt with Opposite Arm Reach



     Lunge Walk + Forearm to Instep + Arm Reach/Thoracic Rotation + Hamstring

     Reverse Lunge with Reach

     Lateral Squat Walk

     Over and Under Hurdle Walk

     High Knee Run


     High Knee Skip

     Backwards Open Door Skip

     Backwards Run

     Forward Run

Agility Ladder

     2 in the hole x2

     Lateral 2 in the hole L/R

     Quick Shuffle

     2 in/2 out Forward

     2 in/2 out L/R

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