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2017

4 Men’s College Hockey Coaches Discuss What Qualities They Want in a Recruit

  By Steve O’Brien   AT GCA, we have asked hundreds of Men’s College Hockey Coaches this question: Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete? We have received a range of thoughtful and relevant responses from…

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2017

Managing your social media in an era of idiocy

Mediate your media Managing your social media in an era of idiocy By Peter O’Neill Social media isn’t just a trend or some phase that will eventually dissolve. It’s become a societal norm and has infused itself with our personal…

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2017

5 ways hockey players can stand out in try outs!

by Maria Mountain I was talking to one of the AAA players I train earlier this week and he told me that his team was doing spring try-outs this year, so that will be in the next month or two. …

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2017

3 Off-Ice Summer Training Habits for Our Younger Hockey Players

The off-season is the perfect time to build your routine. By Kelvin Cech   The dog days of summer are enough to zap the energy out of anybody, let alone a teenaged hockey player with other things on his mind…

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2017

5 Essential Mental Preparation Tips for Hockey Players

Jamie McKinven Hockey, like all sports, is filled with intangibles and idiosyncrasies that define the game, the culture and determines who achieves the most success. We’ve all heard the saying, “Hockey is 10% physical and 90% mental.” The statement may…

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2017

10 tips for the perfect off-season

By Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP, Founder, Dry-land Hockey Training     I’ve spoken many times about the importance of long-term off-ice development and how minor hockey players need to take it seriously if they want to perform at their absolute…

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2017

NHL off-season training regimen not exactly how it appears

  By Michael Traikos   TORONTO – It is the end of summer and about a dozen NHL players have just finished an hour-long skate and are now spending the rest of a Friday morning in August tucked inside a windowless workout…

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2017

Four Weeks To A Better Player

Take The Right Steps To Improving Your Game and Yourself By: Ricki Dugdale This article was first published in the late summer, but I thought the information would be better shared at this time of the year. Another hockey season…

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2017

How players go from ‘skinny fat’ to lean, mean NHL machines

Hockey players require a long healing process for their broken bodies before they can even think about training hard.  By: Ronnie Shuker   Imagine four weeks of acupuncture, saunas and hot tubs. There are yoga, Pilates, meditation and tai chi…

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2017

Talent gets you noticed, character gets you recruited

  written by James Leath   “He is going to be shocked we no longer want him.” “Come again?” I asked the college assistant coach seated across from me at lunch. “You flew across the country to meet him, and…

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