Happy Monday and Happy New Years Eve! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!
- For strength coaches, the question shouldn’t be “how much we can do or fit in during the time we have?” The question should be “how little we can do and still get the results we are after?
- The sport of hockey is all about one thing – speed. The game is seemingly becoming faster and faster each year. The nature of the sport requires athletes to constantly stop, start and change direction, which doesn’t typically allow players to reach maximum speed very often. The game is really a series of short distance foot races between players. What separates player speed on the ice is explosive acceleration who can gain the most distance in a short period of time. Which is why we spend ample time and really doubled down developing acceleration off-ice with both straight ahead acceleration drills and change of direction drills.
- In the weight room, you don’t need variety until you have mastery. Once you master things, then you can progress.
- My goal is simple: Make a stronger, faster, more explosive and better conditioned athlete, and let the skill coaches teach them the specifics of the on-field task. – Loren Landow