Hockey Tips

Perfect Practice , practice  using proper technique   , a player develops 10 times quicker in one practice then in one game

10,000 Hour Rule,  Practice as much as humanly possible to get your time in as quick as possible. Experts say once you have reached 10,000 hours you should proficient at what ever your activity is.

Even Edges, Get your skates Profiled and sharpened often from reputable shop that knows how to maintain your current profile. Don’t wait till they are dull, often that’s way past due. Good rule of thumb 6-8 touches

Warm up, Mobility and stretch , always give your self enough time to warm up, Activate your muscles with a mobility routine  and stretch before after practices and games.

Rest ,Recovery , hydration, nutrition and exercise 5 keys to becoming a better hockey player

Rest and Recovery = Sleep is the most important way we can recover. Be sure get enough sleep every- night and take a nap before games. Welcome  Rest Days, over training will lead to poor performance.  Foam rolling,  chiropractic adjustments and message will also aid in recovery. Skaters Edge uses Sauna, Cold Plunge and Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy to enhance recovery to take your recovery the next level.

Nutrition = We as busy athletes don’t eat near enough in our daily diets to meet or exceed the Vitamin and mineral requirements for athletic performance. Be sure to supplement with a Good Raw Whole food multi-vitamin along with protein for recovery , carbohydrates for energy and electrolytes are essential for normal function of our cells and our organs. Ideally you want to consume a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein recovery drink.

Exercise = get a good Hockey dry land program at least 3 to 4 days a week. Yoga is a great supplement to any hockey program and will aid in recovery and mobility.

Always out work everyone on the ice in practices, games and in the gym. Give 110%                               

Hydration =  How much water do we need ? The amount of water you need varies greatly on your initial level of hydration, the climate, and duration and intensity of your exercise. A good rule to follow is frequency of urination and urine color. If you are well hydrated, you should be urinating once every 1.5 to 2 hours. Before practice or exercise try to drink eight to 16 ounces of water or an electrolyte drink. During practice, games and exercise, drink one-half to one cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes . After your game or practice its recommended to drink a recovery drink that has a good mix of protein, carbohydrates  and electrolytes. Contact Coach Dave for a personal pre and post game tailored program

Daily Calories               Minimum water intake                                                     

2000                                     60 to 80 oz                                                                           

3000                                     100 to 120 oz                                                                   

 4000                                     140 to 160 oz   

Shooting Zones for offence 

The percentage  of goals scored in these areas at all levels, are just one of many reasons why most coaches and teams try to work the puck into and shoot from the middle of the slot zone area.
The more successful teams use the textbook triangular attack to create more scoring chances