Why hockey players should not stand on Stability Balls.

have never had my athletes stand on the stability ball – I did use a photo of me standing on the ball for a promo shot a few years ago, but I have since stopped. Here is why.

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New way for skaters and hockey goalies to train hip stabilizers.

A common mistake when training hockey players is focusing on the large prime movers and ignoring the smaller stabilizing muscles. Thinking in terms of the quads and glutes, but ignoring the deep hip rotators.

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Adding upredictability to your off-ice hockey drills

Hockey is a multi-tasking sport but far too often players train for the best case scenario. Think about the last time you did some off-ice agility or goalie movement drills. Was anyone trying to knock you off the puck? Was anyone firing a puck at you? Was anyone constantly backing into your? Probably not. You were likely given a pattern and then allowed to practice it unhampered.

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Guest post from Kevin Neeld

I am thrilled to have this guest post from Kevin Neeld who is a colleague who works with hockey players as well. I think it is great to share different ideas and perspectives.

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The worst off-ice training exercise for hockey strength.

Before I reveal the worst off-ice training exercise for hockey strength, answer this question. What are the goals of off-ice training for hockey?

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Top 5 Hockey Training Aids: Turn your basement into a hockey training centre.

Choosing the right hockey training aid is much like a carpenter choosing the right tool for a job. A carpenter must first have a very clear idea of what he is trying to accomplish, then he should consider what tool will help him complete that task in the safest and most efficient manner

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New article! Two hockey conditioning drills to cut down on penalties.

I just posted a new article outlining two hockey conditioning drills that can help you cut down on penalties. The goalies have been getting so much attention, this article is specifically for the skaters!

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London, Ontario hockey training pro shares off-ice drill to improve backward skating.

Off-ice agility drills that I used to work on backward cross-overs for hockey.

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OMHA High Performance Camp – here is a copy of my presentation.

Thank you to all of those players who came to my 20-minute presentation on the components of off-ice hockey training that lead to on-ice success. As promised, here is a full copy of the presentation for you

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Strength Training for Hockey Players: Suffer school for legs.

I have a lot of favourite exercises, but this one is right up there for hockey strength training. It is called the rear foot elevated split squat or the Bulgarian split squat.

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