Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + 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.
Adweek honored Yanarella, who became editor in 2009, for turning B/R from “a place where unpaid bloggers got an ego boost with a byline—and nothing else” to a place that “has ESPN and Sports Illustrated not only looking over their shoulders but in many cases trying to catch up with an editorial machine that’s laser-focused on social and mobile…

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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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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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