For the better part of the last week in September and first week in October, I spent a lot of hours on the phone interviewing with an NHL team. I chose to drop out of the process after a while, but during the process, I emphasized a few things that I think define me as Strength & Conditioning Coach.
One thing I insisted on was that I don’t train hockey players. I train athletes.
I feel if I hand deliver a human that can move better, move stronger, move faster, and move for a longer period of time to an ice hockey coach, then I think they have a better environment in which to make a hockey player.
I read Kevin’s e-book several months ago, and the most dominant remark that I had was that this was more about training athletes than hockey players, which is obviously the more contemporary approach as I see it.
I think this is good for Kevin for a few reasons: 1) now people other than hockey trainers, players, parents, etc. can buy this product, 2) it puts a “right” way to train into an enviornment where (like many), there are many myths and silly training styles, and 3) it shows he knows what he’s talking about.
So there is definitely a hockey envelope on this letter, and there are obviously several key chapters in the book that specifically address ice hockey.
Ultimate Hockey Training is about training ice hockey players.
Last time I checked they were athletes.