I have a million different things I’m working on but my favorite project this summer is going to be working with Rocco and Dominic, they both play Center in hockey. Going to pack on some muscle and turn them into monsters!! Even though they play the same position, these tests show me they both need to train differently. Both need some serious VMO work but Rocco will be getting extra lower back work. In hockey it’s important to have a strong lower back and it will also increase skating speed. They both can grind out 4 chin ups, one of the predictor lifts in hockey, cant wait to post them pulling with dumbbells.
Do you have kids in sports? Contact me for an assessment and strength training program. It is super important to have structural balance to avoid injuries and improve performance! #strengthcoach#biomechanicalassessment#klatttest#structuralbalance#youthhockey
1 year remaining, $5.4 million/year
• 35 Games
• 2 Goals | 5 Assists | 7 Points
• 45 SOG
• 20:08 Avg. TOI
• 29 Hits/ 58 Blocked Shots
• 16 PIM
• 5 Takeaways/14 Giveaways
A lot of Blues fans like to rip on Bouwmeester. Yes, he has definitely slowed up and is not the same player he was when the Blues traded for him. Although he played a mere 34 games this season, he was still somewhat effective. Bouwmeester mostly played on the top 2 pairing with Pietrangelo. Despite his lingering hip injury, him and Petro were able to form a solid defensive pairing most nights. But there were a lot of bad defensive nights for Bouwmeester. Due to his lack of speed and failure to put the body on players, he often gets beat to the outside. Teams constantly attack Bouwmeester's side because they know it results in an easy zone entry. His defensive numbers are still in line with what he has done in recent years, but there are signs of decline. Not to mention he has lost all of his offensive skills. And in today's faster and more skilled NHL, Bouwmeester is quickly becoming replaceable. Edmundson wasn't great in a top 2 role this season, but definitely has the potential to take over. Throw in the fact that Bouwmeester is making over $5 million/year and it shows that his time in St. Louis will be done after this season. He was somewhat reliable when he was healthy, but he is no longer a lockdown top 2 defenseman.
POSITIVES: Solid defensively, logs 20+ minutes/night
NEGATIVES: No offensive skill, constantly injured, too slow, gets burned too much *
Ask the Official: Too Many Players on Ice... By Dave Zednik, IHOA Rules & Ethics Chairman
QUESTION: During a stoppage of play, both teams change players. Immediately after the start of the play, one of the On-Ice Officials notices that one of the teams has too many players on the ice and stops play. Should the Referee assess a bench minor penalty?
ANSWER: No. Rule Reference 204(a). It is the responsibility of the On-Ice Officials to see that each team has the correct number of players on the ice before the puck is dropped. In this case, play must be stopped the moment the Officials become aware of the fact that there are too many players on the ice. #IHOA#AskTheOfficial#Referee#Hockey#Stripes#official#penalty#youthhockey
Ask the Official: Home team changing players to counter change made by visiting team.... By Dave Zednik, IHOA Rules & Ethics Chairman.... QUESTION: Immediately following a stoppage of play, the home team makes a player (one to five players) “line change,” following which the visiting team also makes a player change. The Coach of the home team then decides that he wants to put different player(s) on the ice to counter the change made by the visiting team. Should the Referee permit the home team to make this “last change”? ANSWER: No. Rule Reference 204(a). The home team may elect to wait until the visiting team has changed lines before making its own change of players, therefore giving the home team the “last change” privilege. But, if the home team makes a decision to change any number of players on the ice and does so before the visiting team has had a reasonable amount of time to make a change, no further line change may be made by the home team.
🎥: @coachliddell — “This week’s @goaliecoaches @bauergoalie Development Series drill works on our edges while down.
Inspired by a popular drill from @thegoalieguild and @axisgoalies, the goalie here is seeking to build speed while skating backward, and maintain that speed while dropping the inside knee around the turn. This drill challenges our inside edge control, and tests our balance in this loaded position. Once you have mastered maintaining speed through the turn, move on to the second progression where we add a down lateral adjustment, catch our edge, and transition back to our original position.
🔑’s to success:
1) Strong inside edge control — using the front 1/3 of the blade to apply pressure into the ice and pull ourselves around the corner.
2) Balance over the down knee — proper weight distribution, as discussed in prior posts, is crucial in order to maintain speed and balance around the corner.
3) Vertical shin position on the lateral adjustments — when moving on to the second variation, it is important not to rush the push. Be sure to shift your weight over your push leg each time, and get your ankle up off the ice. Goalies often rush the push and slip edges as a result of improper weight distribution and/or lack of balance over the push foot.
Demo Goalie: @samhillebrandt35 (‘05 LC 🍕)”