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Training for Youth Hockey Player


#1

I realize this is likely not in your wheelhouse (age) but would love your input just the same as I am always interested by your unconventional approach. Not asking for a program but your philosophy and overview would be appreciated.
10 YO (2005). have introduced him to training but have not been consistent yet. I want to ramp up some training this summer as he has expressed an interest. I try to avoid taking movement to failure often and am careful not to work him too hard. I have done the following almost always after a dynamic warm-up, picking a few items below and mixing it up.

  • dynamic warm-ups
  • 8lb ball throws
  • jumps
  • push/pull-ups, planks
  • light goblet squats (much better form than just BW)
  • agility speed: ladder,5 ten 5, 4-cone drills etc.
    Thanks much for reading.

#2

what you’re doing sounds about right. Definitely, above all else, focus on fundamental skills. Especially shooting.


#3

Thanks for the input, he will be skating a good bit this summer. I will spending a great deal of money on that so don’t want to pay someone for something I feel I can do. I am confident that I know the right exercises-just wondering about which to concentrate more on and overall frequency. He is a small kid so he needs all of the speed and strength he can get;.