Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

4 Things Your Child’s High School Coach May Not Tell You, But SHOULD + MORE

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The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team + MORE

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Inadequate Helmet Fit Increases Concussion Severity In High School Football Players

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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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