Monthly Archives: September 2015

Linking Speed and Strength Training

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At Evolution, two of our primary goals is to make athletes faster and stronger. We feel that those two qualities are very helpful to building a successful athlete. If an athlete has good skills but they are slower than everyone else, speed training would help this athlete become better at their sport. On the other […]

Are Young Athletes Actually Elite?

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I drive myself borderline crazy trying to keep up with all of the teams and leagues that my athletes are on/in. Soccer and hockey seem to be the big ones where there are multiple teams for multiple ages. For someone on the outside, it is very confusing. Basically what the clubs/private teams are trying to […]

A Training Program for Golfers

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Golf is a sport that I am passionate about. It is the one sport that I still play and will continue to play for a long time. I also realize that it is one of the most difficult sports to get into. It is hard enough to hit the ball straight but then we need […]

The Plan for Developing an Explosive Athlete

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One observation I can make with athletes is which ones are more explosive than the other. This is usually pretty easy to figure out because without any type of formal training, some kids can jump really far or high. Then you can get athletes in a group with their teammates and some just seem to […]

Explosiveness and Sport Training

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It seems like the strength and conditioning field is beginning to make some good progress towards creating better athletes. Before, it seems like the whole idea was to get big and strong. Later, it seemed like corrective exercise and functional training were all the buzz and people forgot to actually train. We are now at […]

3 (More) Hockey Training Myths

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We just did the first half of our preseason testing with the Stonehill hockey guys and most athletes are in full swing. This is a fun time of year because the hockey players are in to train while the soccer and football crew is out and playing. Without further delay here are 3 more hockey […]

Building the Engine for Golfers

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An engine is the driving force for our cars. With no engine we would either need to get pulled or Flintstone it. When we are talking about sports, the engine of an athlete is usually thought of as their work capacity. This is their ability to complete the tasks in their sport. A lot of […]

Sport Specific versus Transfer

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I had a good conversation with a friend the other day. He is heavily involved in developing hockey players through skills and coaching. He was asking me some questions about the squat and how it pertains to the hockey stride. He pointed out that a lot of hockey players will squat wide but need to […]