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Whether players should lift during their hockey in-season training is often confusing. The proven benefits of 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
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.
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
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
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.”
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?”
By: Tim Hanaway Sports Performance Director, Velocity Norwood In part one of this installment, I set the landscape as to why in-season training was so necessary for youth athletes. In a nutshell, the answer boils down to two main points:
By: Tim Hanaway – Sports Performance Director – Velocity Norwood Strength, in my opinion, is the single most important physical attribute that an athlete can possess as strength is literally the precursor to all forms of athleticism. Want to get
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