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Complete Guide to in-season hockey training

The Complete Guide To Hockey In-Season Training

Whether players should lift during their hockey in-season training is often confusing. The proven benefits to developing strength for athletes are significant. It’s beneficial for injury prevention, speed, power and more. There is no question that young hockey players need

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Is Weight Training Good for Kids?

Strength training for youth is endorsed by all major medic
and professional organizations. While
the old myths of it stunting growth or being dangerous slowly die, its
understandable that some people are hesitant.

The benefits are large and necessary to prevent injury in athletes.  Weight training is an efficient and effective method for athletes.   Do it right and reap the benefits.

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guide to sport-specific training

The Essential Guide to Sport-Specific Training

Sport-specific training is a constant topic of discussion among athletes, parents, and coaches. For our team at Velocity, it comes up daily in settings from local performance centers to our coaches at Olympic training facilities. While some performance coaches scoff

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what is sport specific training

What Is Sports Specific Training?

Sport specific training is a constant topic of discussion among athletes, parents and coaches.  For the Performance Team at Velocity, the question of what is sport specific training comes up daily. It happens in local performance centers as well as

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Inseason Training

The Importance of In-Season Training: Part 3

In part two of the ‘Importance of In-Season Training Installment,’ I discuss what happens to an athlete’s young body when they stop training. However, to re-cap, we must first revisit the main reasons why in-season training is so necessary. In-season

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Do You Want Sport Specific Training

Why Do You Want Sport Specific Training?

The most common request we get from parents and athletes is for sport specific training.

Now sometimes as professionals, we want to roll our eyes when we watch the latest Instagram post that is some guru doing “sport specific training.”

Why?

Because just putting a stick in their hand or making them do their sport’s technical drill with a bungee cord is NOT sport specific training.

In fact, we aren’t against sport specific training at all.

However, as professionals, we know there is a lot more to being sport specific than you may think.

That’s why we ask: “Why Do You Want Sport Specific Training?”

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