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Conditioning

Conditioning

Hockey players want to be just as fast and as powerful late in a game as they were at the beginning of the game, so devising a proper conditioning protocol is a critical area for a strength and conditioning coach. Although the coach’s job is to help hockey players become stronger and faster, conditioning is also part of the job description. read more
Testing and Tracking Progress

Testing and Tracking Progress

The assessment process is an important aspect of a year-round hockey training program for older players (age 16 and above) to measure the results of all the work they put in as well as track their progress over time. Power, speed, strength, and conditioning are attributes that coaches and strength and conditioning coaches can continue to evaluate as a player matures. read more
Seasonal Scheduling and Logistics

Seasonal Scheduling and Logistics

A calendar year for any hockey player should include three main components: the off-season, the preseason, and the in-season. Each component represents times of the year where different parts of an all-encompassing program are emphasized more than others. read more
Examining Title IX

Examining Title IX

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, few athletes at the high school or university level were female. Women who participated received little support from athletic department budgets. With the enactment of Title IX, women began to see exponential gains in athletic participation at the high school and university levels. read more
Agency relationships and restatements

Agency relationships and restatements

Determining when the first person in the sport industry entered into an agency relationship is impossible. A clearer historical record can be established related to player agents. The first well-known player to hire an agent to represent him in contract negotiations was early football star Red Grange. read more
HIIT Workouts

HIIT Workouts

The HIIT workouts in this section are broken down into 20-, 30-, and 45-minute workouts. You can choose based on how much time you have to exercise, your level of fitness, and your training goals. read more
Practice Drills

Practice Drills

Following are illustrations of several drills of each type discussed previously. read more
Fat Burning and Weight Loss Strategies

Fat Burning and Weight Loss Strategies

Be assured, you will not have to go to the lengths Laffit Pincay went to, to control your own body fat. read more
ATP-PC Focus

ATP-PC Focus

Lacrosse is a game of speed and speed endurance. Sudden breakaways, fast-paced offensive systems that force the defense to react to split-second movements, and defensive slides or switches to cover offensive attackers are all performed in the ATP-PC zone. read more
13 reasons for engaging in resistance training

13 reasons for engaging in resistance training

If we were to compare the muscles of the body to an automobile, they would be analogous to the engine. As noted earlier, your muscles serve as the engines of your body, and strong muscles enable you to function better in all physical activities. read more
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