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HockeyShot Tip of the Month: Advanced Pass & Shot Drills

February 13th, 2019

You can find a lot of hockey passing tips and shooting advice on HockeyShot.com, though the only way to really get good at them is to practice in an environment where you can concentrate. You want to practice receiving the pass with your back to the net so you get some practice taking a pass,…

Taking Liberties With… Evan Weinger

February 8th, 2019

EVAN WEINGER Position: Forward, San Jose Barracuda (AHL) Hometown: El Segundo Youth Teams: LA Jr. Kings, LA Selects Last Amateur Team: Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: How nice has it been to start your professional career in California? Evan Weinger: It’s been really nice. This is actually the first year…

From the Trainer’s Room: Sport-specific training – looking at the truths and the myths

February 7th, 2019

With sports specialization at a young age becoming the norm, how about the question of sport-specific training? Social media and marketing suggest that all athletes should train specifically for their sport using cool-looking exercises that mimic specific sports. Are these training programs truly helping your athlete or making matters worse by overtraining the same movements…

6 Helpful Ways to Conquer Your Hockey Fears

January 16th, 2019

Let’s talk about some ways you can address your fears. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Here are a few simple recommendations that we might use with a player that might help you deal with fear and put it in perspective: 1. Address your fears directly. What are you afraid of and what might be the reasons?…

Taking Liberties with … Collin Delia

January 14th, 2019

COLLIN DELIA Position: Goaltender, Chicago Blackhawks(NHL)/Rockford IceHogs (American Hockey League) Youth Hockey Teams: Anaheim Jr. Ducks, California Stars, California Titans, California Wave, Inland Valley Wild, Orange County Hockey Club Last Amateur Team: Merrimack College (Hockey East, NCAA D-I) READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: You have some interesting hobbies, leatherworking for one? Collin Delia: I’ve…

From the Trainer’s Room: What to look for in growth spurts with our athletic children

January 12th, 2019

As we watch our kids grow up, we see varying stages of their development that excites us. We see them get taller, their feet and hands grow, and they get stronger. With this development, we as parents expect more from our kids. What we tend to forget is that as they physically grow, it takes…

Taking Liberties With… Matt Tennyson

December 12th, 2018

MATT TENNYSON Position: Defenseman, Rochester Americans (American Hockey League) Hometown: Pleasanton Youth Team: San Jose Jr. Sharks Last Amateur Team: Western Michigan University (NCAA D-I) A veteran of 122 NHL games (as of Dec. 12), Matt Tennyson found himself playing youth hockey in California in his teens after his father’s job transfer to the Bay…

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 2 of 2

December 11th, 2018

5. Use slow-motion video capture: I can’t overstate how important slow-motion video capture is. I would have killed to have this technology on my phone as a kid. Slow motion picks up on things that we often overlook when we look at video in real time. It is a great tool to offer awareness in…

From the Trainer’s Room: How to diagnose and treat groin injuries in hockey players

December 6th, 2018

Groin strains are common injuries in the game of ice hockey. The main groin muscles include the adductor longus, magnus and brevis and the gracilis. Their primary function is to bring the leg back towards the middle of the body or adduct the hip. Groin injuries can be debilitating as the muscle group is elongated…

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 1 of 2

November 15th, 2018

10. Use a Notebook: Those with more awareness will build skill at a faster rate. We all know those moments where we’ve been working so hard on a skill, and we make one small tweak and it finally clicks. I would get so excited as a kid when these moments happened that I would need…