USA Hockey Player Development News

14U/16U: Keeping up with The Joneses

Thinking about skipping a level of development to try and accelerate your hockey career? Think again. Trying to take the fast track at any age will hurt a hockey player rather than help them. Green Bay Gamblers associate head coach Pat Mikesch sees it too often. READ MORE »
ABC'S OF ADM
WINDOWS OF TRAINABILITY
Time periods when training has an optimal effect on certain age groups. Where the stimulus must be timed to achieve optimum adaptation for motor skills, muscular and/or aerobic power. READ MORE »
DID YOU KNOW?
Q:Where should my son or daughter play?
A: In the end there is no correct answer or magic path for a player to take in order to become a better player. However, there are some factors a parent should take into account when looking at a specific hockey experience for their son or daughter. Here's what you need to consider.
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HYDRATION
SPORTS DRINKS VS. ENERGY DRINKS
Sports drinks and energy drinks – is there really a difference? You bet there is, and it's time athletes distinguish between the two. What is the proper way to supply hard-working athletes with more energy for training and competition. READ MORE »
SLEEP
HOW SLEEP CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Did you know sleep is just as important to youth athletes as physical training? Learn more about how sleep specifically affects your child at each stage of development and how it can help improve performance.
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