Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

Head Games: When is Therapy Right for Your Athlete?

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
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Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

In the NBA, the battle over free throws rages on as hack-a techniques are getting more popular by the day. With Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, and Andre Drummond getting intentionally forced to shoot free throws can be an absolute nightmare. While the league has made strides in stopping some version.... More »

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history + MORE

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history Most history buffs are familiar with September 19th’s significance, but for those uninitiated, the mid-fall date has a special place in the heart of athletes everywhere — it’s the birthdate of Emil Zatopek,.... More »
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What If You Could Regrow A Torn ACL?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A new technique pioneered by Boston orthopedic surgeon Dr. Martha Murray carries the promise of harnessing the body’s ability to heal a torn ACL through a mini.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Games That Your Young Athletes Will Remember…

Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is www.CoachDan.com.  Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »
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A little bragging here, but with a message: Bleacher Report Editor in Chief Joe Yanarella has been named Digital Editor of the Year by Adweek.
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Thank you to my friends at Fanatics.Com, FlipGive and Cool Contour for believing in the positive difference adults can make in youth sports and for the awesome gifts they are giving the winners!   The third and final Positive Youth Sports Award goes to Joe DeGuzman, from Chino Hill, California…

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Whether you like it or not, concussions have taken over the sports injury landscape from youth sports all the way to the professional leagues. Of course, concussions are scary, harmful, and dangerous, but they often dominate the news as if it’s the only type of injury worth monitoring. However, that frankly couldn’t be further from […] The post All Youth Sports Injuries Matter appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training

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flag football tournaments 1449068680 1376837387 Hockey Training Tips: Off Ice Balance Training + MOREBy Steve Chmielewski, DPT
Physical Therapist at Athletico, Westchester, IL
Key Points:

This blog post first appeared in Sports Medicine Weekly, founded by our partner Dr. Brian Cole
The author points out the need for proper balance training as part of off-ice preseason hockey preparation, to improve power and reduce injury risk especially to the knees
A simple single leg balance progression is outlined

Lower extremity strength training is a priority when considering a comprehensive training program for youth hockey players…

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