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From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at offseason planning, training for hockey players

April 20th, 2021

As the hockey season winds down and off season kicks into high gear, this is the time to plan out the coming months to allow for rest, recovery, proper training, on and off the ice, and preparation for the upcoming season. This can be an overwhelming task as the season ends and there is already…

From the Trainer’s Room: Taking a look at flexibility vs. mobility in sports

April 12th, 2021

Flexibility and mobility typically get mistaken as the same thing, but they are very different. Flexibility can be defined as the range of motion of a single joint or the ability of a single joint to move freely such as your hip, shoulder or knee. Mobility can be defined as the ability of one or…

OneHockey brings aboard former NHLer Seiling as girls tournament director

April 9th, 2021

Ric Seiling played 10 years in the NHL and later worked for NHL Central Scouting and coached in the junior and pro hockey ranks. He was also part of the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) during the league’s inaugural season five seasons ago, leading the Buffalo Beauts to the Isobel Cup championship. These days, Seiling…

From the Trainer’s Room: Four tips that can lead to a faster recovery time

March 22nd, 2021

As sports kick into high gear with more practices and games being played, an emphasis on recovery will be a key element to maintaining performance while staving off injuries. As much as we think playing sports builds muscles, they actually break them down when they don’t get enough time and rest to repair. This breakdown…

Team OneHockey squads gearing up for summer tournament events across United States

March 19th, 2021

Summertime is right around the corner, and OneHockey is again offering multiple events for youth players of all ages. Having fun, while staying on track and playing hockey, are just some of the positives the events have yielded over the years. “When we first started OneHockey back in 2004, we used to put together summer…

From the Trainer’s Room: Five tips to staying healthy, on and off the outdoor sports field

March 5th, 2021

Outdoor sports have officially returned to Orange County. Though many athletes have been training, conditioning and playing games, the intensity will definitely be ramping up with more practices and games each week. The COVID-19 pandemic put many sports on the shelf for a significant time, and with club and high school coaches raring to go,…

From the Trainer’s Room: Common hockey injuries and how to prevent them

February 22nd, 2021

In a high-velocity contact sport such as ice hockey, injuries are bound to occur. NHL players can reach speeds of over 20 mph on the ice and a puck can be shot at over 100 mph. With players ranging in size, the amount of force created in a check or simply skating or shooting can…

OneHockey spring, summer showcases a springboard to junior, college hockey opportunities

February 10th, 2021

For more than 16 years, OneHockey has provided a unique tournament format that has had teams, associations, parents and coaches all raving about the entire experience. Once the spring and summer arrives, OneHockey kicks it into another gear with its showcase events. “Since 2004, we have helped hundreds of players move to all junior leagues…

From the Trainer’s Room: Building a stronger, more stable hockey player

February 10th, 2021

We often see social media posts of athletes lifting massive weights in an attempt to get bigger muscles. Many young hockey players see these posts and want to do the same – get huge muscles because they think it will make them better hockey players. Well, unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true. Today’s hockey player needs…

LiveHockeyTraining.com introduces new hockey training virtual platform, looks to be part of game’s future

January 22nd, 2021

Like most people in any line of work, even hockey, Ben Frank scrambled to adjust to the COVID-19 regulations and restrictions last spring as the pandemic gripped the world. The president of the Jr. Reign, a USA Hockey Model Association operating out of LA Kings Icetown Riverside and Carlsbad Icetown, Frank didn’t miss a beat,…