Coach Mac's Thoughts

Through many trips to the Ice Rink, I've had some thoughts.... You're welcome

Late Pre-season Training

Late Pre-season Training Now we are in late pre-season - time to maintain all the work you did this off season and pre-season. We still want to build a little as we prep for the post season. Drop your weight down to 80% of your base for this. Month 100lb Base...

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Off Season Workbook Guide

There are a few things you should know about this book before we get into the day to day workouts.Get started with your own workbook today! Breakdown In this breakdown you will see the plan for the entire year.If you do a lift at 100lbs x 10 reps and 4 sets as a base we will adjust from...

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Strength Training

A solid base of strength and lean muscle mass supports a player’s physical abilities and technical skills and is a prerequisite to anaerobic conditioning, power, quickness, agility, and speed. Strength assists such skating skills as acceleration, cornering, stopping and starting, pivoting,...

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​ Flexibility Training

Flexibility refers to the ability to move body parts around a joint, through its full range of motion.Many exercise programs do not provide adequate flexibility, and run the risk of future injury. Flexibility can be improved through a systematic daily stretching routine, which should be done...

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Introduction to Off Season Training

CompleteHockeyPlayer.com was launched to help create more complete hockey players. Often times players focus on the 5 main skills of hockey: Passing, Shooting, Stick handling, Skating and Checking. Those are very important, but far from all it takes to be a complete player. We believe that every...

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Your Progress Bar

Good morning! Today I've had some questions on progress bars in the courses. Here is some help. When you are in a course and working through the lessons, you want your progress bar to update as you go. You can see here below the progress bar is at 0%. When I'm finished the lesson, I click...

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Off Season Training - Late Preseason/Early Season

OK, you are almost in season - maybe even have had tryouts. First step is to take one week off. You’ve gone 10 weeks of working to build your body for a season, take one week to let it recuperate. Now it's Phase 3 In this phase, you build on the strength developed in phase 1, and the power in...

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Off Season Training - Mid Preseason

You are now in the swing of your preseason training! It's time to move on to Phase 2! In this phase, you will build strength and muscle. The fast and agile players should be careful not to bulk up too much. You have a good foundation from early pre-season workouts and now the emphasis is on...

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Goalie Dryland Training

Hello Hockey Players! Hopefully you all are working hard in the summer to improve your game. Remember you are not a victim! Are you putting in the work now to be on the team you want this season? Tryouts are already starting! What line do you want to be on? If you haven't started thinking...

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Off Season Training - Early Preseason

Season is long over now, and you leaving off season. You've taken a break, and now it's time to start training for next season. This is Phase 1 How this phase is approached will depend on whether a player is new to weight training or is coming off a season of weights. Building foundation...

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