PLAYERS & PARENTS > TRAINING & NUTRITION

July 31, 2014
Hockey Nutrition: Eating healthy vs. eating to compete
Eating healthy is an excellent place to start. For hockey players, though, that’s just what it is: an excellent place to start.

June 23, 2014
Hockey Nutrition: Follow these fueling rules of the road
Players who want to gain a competitive edge while traveling must learn how to fuel their performance on the road.

June 11, 2014
Hockey Nutrition: Consistency counts, no matter the season
I typically begin working with hockey players during what is technically their offseason during the summer, but calls are starting early this year.

June 11, 2014
Training gurus show how to get ready away from the rink
When the season ends and there are no more practices, it’s up to the player to do his own work to improve.

April 6, 2014
Hockey nutrition: 10 tips to keep you sharp
As I write this letter, you’re in the midst of your season, but by the time you read it, many of you will have played your last game.

January 27, 2014
Hockey Nutrition: Carve a nutrition game plan
Every year between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I spend time thinking back and looking forward.

September 19, 2013
Hockey Nutrition: Ramp up knowledge to raise the ‘bar’
It is the convenience and portability of bars that have even the most nutritionally disciplined players hooked.

August 23, 2013
Hockey Nutrition: Pack your own fuel
Thinking back to the last two hockey tournaments I attended, I’m hard-pressed to find enough healthy options to fuel a player’s performance on the ice.

August 1, 2013
Hockey nutrition: Sports drinks help fuel performance
Dehydration can be a player’s fiercest opponent.

May 21, 2013
Hockey Nutrition: Rise, shine and eat
It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This seems to be especially true for student-athletes, who need to fuel their brains as well as their bodies for academic and athletic success.

May 17, 2013
Davidson, Wilson named Vermont Academy head coaches
Vermont Academy is pleased to welcome two new head coaches to their ice hockey program for the 2013-14 academic year.

May 6, 2013
Hockey Nutrition: How to maximize your camp performance
Julie Nicoletti explains how proper nutrition improves a player’s energy levels, speed, strength and stamina.

March 4, 2013
Hockey Nutrition: Solid plan starts with simple steps
Proper nutrition positively impacts speed, strength, size and stamina.

March 28, 2012
From NEHJ: Make developing durability a priority
In team sports, the ability for athletes to be healthy on a game-to-game basis is sometimes what separates the good from the not-so-good.

February 28, 2012
From NEHJ: What's a standard pregame warm-up?
With professional players, it is not uncommon for them to have their own routine before games. They fully believe that their own routine (and sometimes superstitions) will help give them the best chance for success.

January 28, 2012
From NEHJ: Strength training takes on many forms
Whenever I have the opportunity to interact with coaches and parents, I’m always asked the question: When can my son/daughter start strength training?

December 26, 2011
From NEHJ: Reap the benefits of proper stretching
I’m frequently asked when players should stretch and what types of stretching they should do. The answer I usually give to both of those questions is, “It depends.”

December 17, 2011
From NEHJ: Get players on board your bus
I’ve become a fan of some really good motivational books that talk about teamwork and bringing positive energy to your workplace and life in general.

August 21, 2011
From NEHJ: Improving the crossover step is key
The crossover step in hockey is an important component of skating for any hockey player at any level.

July 28, 2011
From NEHJ: Choosing the right training coach critical
From the mag: Skahan on big choices