In this article we look at the financial struggle Canadian athletes have striving for to fulfil their Olympic dreams, while exploring how science and technology is changing soccer and hockey. We also take a look at injury prevention strategies and other related physical activity news and how exercise is medicine. Enjoy and don’t forget to share.
Does jumping like Vince Carter, Michael Jordan, Aaron Gordan or the reigning two-time defending dunk Champion Zach Lavine matter for a hockey player? The simple answer is YES. Photo Credit: JOHN SWART/AP; JESSE D. GARRABRANT/GETTY IMAGES; AP; ELSA/GETTY There have been numerous studies that directly show vertical jump is directly related to skating speed, skating agility, skating acceleration[1-5] and even hockey performance in the NHL, NCAA[1, 7], KHL, Czech ELH, women’s IIHF[4, 9]. In fact, Burr et al (2008) has shown vertical jump taken during the NHL combine is predictive of [...]
In this edition of the FITS Sports Science Magazine we’re promoting the 2nd Annual Hockey Sport Science Presentation. We’ve assembled an expert panel that will speak about injury prevention, performance, sprinting to enhance hockey on-oce speed, and the growth mindset. To learn more about the event, the speakers, and how to register visit www.fitstoronto.com/hockey2016. We’ve also just release our new Hockey Programs for Spring and Summer 2016 as well as our programming for the 2016 – 2017 – visit www.fitstoronto.com/hockey. We also have some very important topics: 1. The stigma of mental [...]
Attention parents, coaches and athletes involved in Minor and Junior Hockey. “Talent is Overrated” what matters is adaptation and long-term athletic development. During this highly engaging and informative presentation, Dr. Lam will explore how common hockey injuries are connected to how we squat, our single leg control and how we control our bodies. In his work in Minor hockey, the majority of hockey athletes are at risk. This doesn’t have to be the case – Sport Injuries CAN BE Prevented. Learn how to protect your developing athlete and give them the opportunity to [...]