Category Off-Ice Training

The 10,000 Hour Rule In Girls Hockey

[ posted by Kim on 29th of July, 2015 ]

How young is too young for players to start getting serious about playing at the elite level of women’s hockey? Is 15 too young?  How about 10? 7 years old is definitely too young, isn’t it? If an aspiring player’s goal is to play in the Olympics, it might not be. When it comes to […]

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Pros & Cons of Summer Hockey

[ posted by Kim on 4th of June, 2015 ]

Throughout April and May, I get a lot of emails & calls about “spring/summer hockey”. I’m sure we could debate for hours about the value of playing on a spring/summer hockey team. There is no doubt that playing in spring and summer tournaments is FUN.   It’s a welcome change from the focused intensity of the […]

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What Great Stickhandlers Do

[ posted by Kim on 24th of June, 2014 ]

Your ability to stickhandle effectively is a key skill that can really make you stand out in girls’ hockey. And it’s important to note that stickhandling isn’t all about having the fanciest moves on the ice.  It’s about being able to beat people 1-on-1 while maintaining control of the puck.  It’s about maximizing the distance […]

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