Monthly Archives June 2013

Benefits of Dryland Training

June 20, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Keg lifting during dryland training

Hockey is learned on the ice, but perfected off the ice.  I realize that is a bold statement, but it’s true.  Russian hockey coaches have used dryland training to perfect skills, build strength and train all the various aspects of

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Tabata Training for Hockey Players

June 19, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Tabata Training for hockey

One of the key component of elite hockey players is their tremendous conditioning.  It is this quality that separates good players from great players, and allows hockey skills to be realized on the ice.  Depending on your hockey season and

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What It Takes

June 18, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Summer hockey training

With summer in full swing most hockey players should be well into offseason training in preparation for the next hockey season.   As I consult with players and teams I notice that some players will do what it takes to make

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Hockey Sled Dragging

June 17, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Justin Todd Hockey Sled Dragging

In 1996 while watching a dogsled race on TV I noticed that pushing a loaded sled seemed like a pretty tough event.   I immediately started searching for information on both sled pushing and sled pulling to see what was out

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The Rangers New Coach?

June 16, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Rangers New Coach?

The New York Rangers need a new coach.  They didn’t go as far in the playoffs this year as they had hoped after spending a good deal of money on talent, and the team decided to gas its flamboyant head

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212° – The Tipping Point

June 15, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
The Tipping Point

In the world of science 212 degrees Fahrenheit is the boiling point of water (under standard atmospheric pressure).  At 211 degrees water is very close to boiling, but not quite there.  It takes that one extra degree, the tipping point

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Make Hockey Fun

June 14, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Outdoor Hockey

Every morning my son and I go to the park to play baseball.  We bring some balls, the bat, cleats, and gloves to practice our skills.  Some days however, we play in the mud.  You see my son is only

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Year to Year Dryland Progress

June 14, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
  • Year to Year Dryland Progress
  • Year to Year Dryland Progress

As a hockey strength and conditioning coach one of the most frustrating things I see in hockey is the stagnation in year to year dryland progress.  Many players spend a lot of time and energy building up strength, power and

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Stanley Cup Playoffs

June 14, 2013  |  Posted by David Pollitt
Stanley Cup Playoffs

In anticipation for the start of the finals, in this years Stanley Cup Playoffs I wrote a question on my DP Hockey FB page asking who people thought might win the Cup.  A lot of typical posts ranged from a

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Justin Anonas, NCAA

June 14, 2013  |  Posted by admin

“Dave has helped me become an all around stronger player with his innovative training methods that keep me in the gym and excited to workout. He has helped me get to the next level of hockey with his inspiring attitude,

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