10 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted by Amey Doyle on April 17, 2014
10 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

I love how business often relates to sports.  Good managers understand what it takes to lead a team to success.  Often the road to success is not an easy one and requires hard work, dedication, commitment and the ability to 'get out of the comfort zone'.  I think this article relates well to coaches working to get their athletes to challenge themselves each day.  Set goals, work hard to achieve them and you'll move closer to reaching your potential.

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What do off-ice hockey tests really test?

Posted by Amey Doyle on April 17, 2014
What do off-ice hockey tests really test?

An off ice training article by Maria Mountain. 

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In just over a month there will be an NHL Combine in advance of the draft.  I have trained a few players for the combine which can include bench press for reps, vertical jump, long jump, VO2max, the Wingate test, curl ups, sit and reach and push/pull strength.

I don’t know how much stock the teams actually put into the results of the combine, I hope they are...

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EOTW: Depth Jump + First Step - Hockey Exercise For Explosive Leg Power

Posted by Amey Doyle on April 16, 2014
EOTW: Depth Jump + First Step - Hockey Exercise For Explosive Leg Power

‘First step quickness’ is a term you hear in a lot of sports, but the speed and contained spaces of hockey make it even more important to your success on the ice.  You don’t have 100 yards to open a gap on your opponent; you need instant acceleration, so today I have an off-ice hockey exercise that will improve this aspect of your game.

sorry about the creepy pick – this is what came up when I searched ‘powerful legs’ –...

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Who SHOULD train like a pro.

Posted by Amey Doyle on April 16, 2014
Who SHOULD train like a pro.

I have gotten a lot of questions about kids and off ice training, and I always like to direct parents to one of the best hockey training professionals that I know, Maria Mountain. Please read one of her latest articles where she talks about kids training and what parents should be doing to help their child train the 'right' way!

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Last year I wrote about whether kids need to ‘train like the pros’.  That seems to be a pretty...

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2 pieces of mandatory equipment for goalie training

Posted by Amey Doyle on March 19, 2014
2 pieces of mandatory equipment for goalie training

Maria Mountain is a contributor to Doyle Hockey Development and has been providing us with up-to-date content, exercises and advice for hockey players and goalies of all ages and skill levels. 

I know there is not one of you out there who does not believe that the proper off-ice training will make you a better, more durable goalie.  For most of you it could completely transform your game to the point where players on other teams no longer recognize you.

Here is...

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