Parents of hockey players spend lots of time in rinks for hockey practice. Small area drills, scrimmages and more on-ice fun all contribute to building great hockey players to bring championships back to North Reading. Just like every sport we should remember there is another side of physical training that needs to occur off-the-playing surface, strength training.
World-renowned, but local strength coach Mike Boyle has trained NHL players, MLB players, Olympians and more. He recently wrote "Hockey Advice from a Strength Coach" - perfectly-directed at our growing hockey players.
Here are some key ideas:
- Every Hockey Player Should Train Year Round for Strength and Power.
- Every Hockey Player Should Speed Train.
- Know Who Your Fastest (and Slowest) Players Are
- Train Every Player for Speed Twice per Week
- Train Speed on and Off Ice
Read Mike's full article here.
Remember, the best program is customized to the player's unique situation. Progress slowly and with input from trained professionals.