Hockey research tells us that second to skating, sprint speed is the strongest indicator of skating speed. There is about an 83% correlation between an athlete’s sprinting ability and their skating speed.
My hockey dryland training programs are focused very heavily in sprint and jump mechanics. The entirety of our off-ice hockey training is laser-focused on increasing efficiency, power, and agility to translate back to on-ice situations.
Without a doubt, body-weight exercises are important and I put each of my athletes through their non-weighted paces.
However, I also put emphasis on bringing my athletes into the weight room, focusing on squats, dead-lifts, and power-cleans. Developing powerful movements can often differentiate athletes during their developing years.
It’s obvious that each player I train has unique gaps that need to be addressed. All of my hockey dryland training programs include custom-created warm-ups and recovery routines to maximize results for my athletes off the ice.
Just as I’ve created programs for skaters, I work with goalies to improve their lateral mobility to help them stay in front of the puck at all times.
However, mobility is not just about improving joint range of motion (or flexibility) it is also about improving joint strength and stability.
The more flexible an athlete needs to be the more strength they will need in order to control that joint at those increase ranges of motion.
My goal with my goalie dryland training is to help these athletes develop the right techniques and routines to improve these important elements and excel throughout their careers.
If you’re a hockey player looking to get into peak physical form before the season, or keep in condition during the season, my programs will make a great fit for you.
Looking to get a few more details on my hockey conditioning programs in Calgary? Book a free consultation, or contact me directly and we can find a dryland program that fits your needs.