Rank #1: Initial Phases of Summer Training with Rich Molin
On Episode 66 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we sit down with Rich Molin, head strengt coach at Dynamic Fitness Solutions in DelRay Beach, FL.
Rich will be presenting at the 2018 Training for Hockey Clinic in Colorado Springs, June 8th and 9th, and we're excited to check out his presentation on the initial phases of off-season training.
On this episode, Rich talks about
- How to determine where and when to start summer training with players
Assessing incoming players
Minimizing injury risk in the first phase of training
Regaining movement quality
Rank #2: Intent with Justin Roethlinshoefer and Devan McConnell
When it comes to monitoring, data collection, and using data to drive and suport decisions when training hockey players, Roethlingshoefer (with Anaheim Ducks affilliate, San Diego Gulls) and McConnell (UMass Lowell) are 2 of the best.
Now they have come together to co-author a newly released book called Intent: A Practical Approach to Applied Sport Science for Athletic Development. It's an essential users guide for any coach looking to use data and other information to help them make decisions about training, nutrition, sleep, and recovery.
On this episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, I talk with Devan and Justin about:
- How to develop a holistic system of monitoring including nutrition, recovery, and training
Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels of collecting and analyzing data
Gaining buy-in from players and coaches
What's on the horizon for sport science
After you listen to this episode (or before, if you want to have a really good background of what we're talking about, you can read before) pick up a copy of the book here!
Pick one up today and make yourself a better coach!
Rank #3: Developing the X-Factor with Dr Tiffany Jones
On today's episode, I sit down with Dr Tiffany Jones of X-Factor Performance and talk about the importance of improving connection with and the mental skills of your athletes.
Whether you are coaching pro athletes or 9-year-olds, this one in a must-listen. In this episode we will discuss
- the impact technology has on today's athletes
why we can't just blame the parents
how thep sychological development today's athletes can be up to 6 years behind their physical development (18 year olds can really be more like 12 year olds!)
connecting with your athletes by understanding their DISC profile
the free resources you can use to make yourself a better coach
If you'd like to learn more about Dr Jones' work, head to xfactorperformance.com/ and check it out.
Also mentioned in the show (a few times!) is athleteassessments.com/. Head there and see what they have to offer, from guides to DISC profiles.
Rank #4: The Best Clinic Yet? with Scott Caulfield
On Episode 64 ot the Hockey Strength Podcast, we are joined by Scott Caulfield, head coach at the NSCA and the man behind the NSCA's Training for Hockey Clinic.
We are going to catch up with Coach Caulfield about a few things, including...
- Who will be presenting at this year's clinc?
How did this clinic come to be?
Your (two) options for attending the clinic in Colorado Springs
The REAL value of coming in person (hint: it helps to form some big ideas)
Listen in, and enjoy finding out about the speakers and topics.
When you are ready to book your trip, head to https://www.nsca.com/hockey2018/ and book your spot. Early bird pricing is good until May 24th, but book soon because there is a very real capacity in the conference room at NSCA Headquarters.
Rank #5: Using Data to Drive Program Design with the SJ Sharks' Kevin Neeld
On the 71st episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we talk with the final presenter for the 2018 NSCA Training for Hockey Clinic, strength coach with the San Jose Sharks, Kevin Neeld.
Kevin's presentation will be about how the Sharks use testing to individualize the training process for the players. In this chat, we will discuss
- the purpose of the screening process
the value of communication and feedback for the players
common issues we see in hockey players
how working in the private sector helps Kevin coach in the team setting
If you enjoy Kevin's presentation, there's still time to grab a seat at the clinc. For more info about the clinic, or to access the live stream, head to https://www.nsca.com/hockey2018/
Rank #6: Creating Grassroots Change with Joey Garland
Today we're talking long term athlete development with Joey Garland, formerly the strength and conditioning coach and athletic therapist for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires. Joey talks about his masters thesis where he dug into the competitive history of a group of players who made it to the OHL to see the similarities and differences between those experiences.
This episode got a little long relative to our other episodes, so we got into a few awesome topics like
- The difference between players who ended their carreers in the OHL, and those that made it to the NHL
Are Canadian National Team players all great athletes?
The value of creative play, and why it's lacking today
How you can make a difference in your community and help develop young athletes
Hope you enjoy this episode, lots of meaningful stuff here.
Rank #7: Using Data, Not Just Gathering It with Justin Roethlingshoefer
On the 66th episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we talk with Justin Roethlingshoefer from the Anaheim Ducks about making better decisions with the information you have at hand. In this episode we discuss...
- making training decisions on the fly the day of training
creating buy-in when it comes to tech usage
keeping athletes connected with themselves
a special offer for the families of the Humboldt Broncos
Justin is just one of many great presenters coming to the 2018 NSCA Training for Hockey Clinic which fires up on June 8th.
If you'd like to purchase Justin and Devan McConnell's new book, Intent, purchase here Remember, profits from the book will be donated to the families of the Humboldt Broncos.
Rank #8: In-Season Business with Doug Crashley
Today we talk with Doug Crashley of Crash Conditioning in Calgary, AB. In this super-sized episode we talk about the cyclicality of having a hockey business... crushed in the summer, quiet in the winter. Crash has some interesting ways to manage himself, hit team, and his business throughout the year.
Rank #9: A Collaborative Approach to Injury Prevention with Bill Burniston and Doug Bennett
On Episode 70 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, the Carolina Hurricanes' Sports Performance staff talks about the team effort it takes to keep NHLers healthy throughout the season. Head Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett and Head Strength Coach Bill Burniston talk about
- respecting the expertise of those around you
the reationship between athletic trainers and strength coaches
gaining the trust of the players
the daily injury prevention measures of the Hurricanes staff
We look forward to hearing from these two at the Training for Hockey Clinic coming up in just a few days.
To join us at the clinic, or to join the live feed head to https://www.nsca.com/hockey2018/
Rank #10: The ABC's of Athletic Development with Joe Sawicki
On this episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we talk to Joe Sawicki, Director of Sports Medicine at Shattuck-St Mary's School in Fairbault, MN. We talk about the emphasis of the U14 training program at the school that saw helped to develop players like Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Towes, Jack Johnson, and Nathan MacKinnon.