FITS HOCKEY METRICS

The Most Advanced Hockey Specific Profile

FITS Metrics

Discover the numbers of athleticism and injury prevention. Numbers Don’t Lie

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HOCKEY TRIAD INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM

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Hockey Triad Injury Prevention Program

Targeting common hockey injuries that CAN BE prevented.

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OFF-SEASON DEVELOPMENT

Building Better Athletes

Off-Season Development

Experience how FITS can make you into a better athlete.

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In-season Development

YES! It is possible to improve during the season

In-season Development

Maintain and develop your athleticism during the season

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FITS HOCKEY METRICS

The Most Advanced Hockey Specific Test

FITS Metrics is unlike any professional combine. We don’t just evaluate your speed, ability to change direction and conditioning, we evaluate how you move, your injury risk and how you produce and use force – a process that reveals your “Movement Signature”. This process utilizes advanced video motion capture, biomechanical analysis, injury data from hockey players at all levels, and expert consultation. For the hockey player this means you’ll understand your movement control, power generation, and energy system utilization. In addition, we also offer on-ice analysis in your skating stride and shooting.

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Skating performance is directly related to motor control of our entire body and the force, and power signature of each leg. At FITS, we utilize proprietary technology in our human performance lab to assess these qualities.

  1. Are you able to get your trunk, hips, leg and edge into the Optimal Skating Power Position?
  2. How much power does each leg produce? Force Plate Analysis & Reactivity Analysis
  3. How well do you control your edges? Single Leg Control, Depth, & Balance
  4. Does your low back, hip or groin bother you during skating? Hockey Triad and the Law of Performance
  5. How does each leg produce force during acceleration? Acceleration Analysis
  6. How Powerful are you?
  1. Force Plate Technology
  2. Microwave Sports Radar System Ka-Band, 15 mw nominal
  3. Linear Positional Transducer
  4. Full Motion Capture
  5. Isometric Dynamometry
  6. Proprietary Data Management System
  1. System Control & Coordination
  2. Leg Power Signature
  3. Reactiveness
  4. Power Endurance
  5. Hip Health (Hockey Triad Screen) – Mobility, Structure, & Symptom Evaluation

Force Plate Analysis using FORCE DECKS

Who Should be Tested?

At this stage we concentrate on improving the athletes Physical Literacy by improving their movement awareness, posture, mobility, system stability (CORE), and fundamental movement patterns aerobic conditioning. This key period is key to develop movement qualities to prevent injuries (such as Jumper’s Knee and ACL ruptures) and to improve future performance.

We first focus on ensuring these athletes meet our Physical Literacy or our Movement Standards. Many of these athletes have early symptoms of chronic overuse injuries or development pain in the knees which are associated to how they move. Once these athletes have cleared our standards they are prepared for Flight School.

Even at a relatively young age, many players have fall victim to the Hockey Triad early in their career. To continue to develop in this critical period, players need to be able to avoid the problem areas to improve on-ice performance.

A long grueling season will exhaust players cause their bodies to break down. Injuries usually occur in a fatigued state, when compensations to proper skating mechanics are made. Increasing the longevity of a players body, while still maintaining key athletic qualities is key to a successful career.

Asymmetry Analysis – Which leg is more powerful? Is there an existing injury on one side?

On-ice Analysis of Stride Acceleration per Stride

FITS Off-Season Hockey Athletic Development 2017

FITS Hockey Athletic Development Program is unlike most hockey focused programs. We’ve taken our knowledge of sports science and our success working with hockey athletes to discover and address key opportunities in the development of hockey players. You’re probably wondering what secrets could exist considering the long tradition of hockey strength and conditioning – how can we evolve our programs to get better? The secret is how hockey athletes move. Most people in the hockey community can identify a hockey player by the way they walk and move. This is a BIG problem, because those characteristic movements lead to characteristic problems that plague the hockey community, which we call the Hockey Triad – namely hip and groin problems (Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Sports Hernias, Adductor Strains), low back pain, and shoulder problems. This doesn’t have to be the case. Sport Science has clearly identified the factors that lead to the development of these conditions. Thankfully, our program addresses these factors along with factors that will dramatically increase skating speed, slap shot velocity, durability and game performance.  Change the game by how you train.

Key Features of the Program

  • Movement Control to prevent the Hockey Triad

  • Rotation Power for a BLAZING SLAP SHOT

  • Speed Kills with FITS Elite Athletic Development

  • Long Term Athletic Development featuring the Movement Development System

  • Training the Brain for Agility and Decision Making

  • System Stability – more than just the “CORE”

  • Movement Diversity for Improved Athleticism

  • Advanced Athlete Monitoring and Individual Recovery and Regeneration Strategies

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THE HOCKEY TRIAD

  • What is it?

  • Why should the hockey community be concerned?

  • What can be done to prevent it?

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FITS In-Season Hockey Athletic Development 2017 – 2018

Research clearly shows that just like language skills, athleticism has a window of heightened adaptability. This means if you start at the right time, you can change the ceiling of athleticism. This typically occurs before puberty and it must focus on developing physical literacy or motor control of foundation and speed movements. A minimum of once per week of neuromuscular training is necessary during the season with focused off-season training and sport diversification.

What does this mean for the Athlete

  • Injury prevention
  • Improved skating performance
  • Improved recovery and regeneration = less fatigue
  • Improved hockey performance that develops through the year
  • Improve long term athletic development
  • Life skills to lead an active healthy lifestyle
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Key Features:

  • Research driven strategies to enhance all major qualities of athleticism – motor control, speed, power, reactive abilities, mobility, and energy system development
  • Industry leading FITS Hockey Triad Injury Prevention Program to enhance adaptation

  • Research driven pre-game and pre-practice training / warm-ups to activate and train the body.
  • The best equipped facility in Toronto with an integrated human performance laboratory