Our progressive dryland training circuit focuses on plyometric exercises to enhance an athlete's quick twitch muscles. We utilize these plyometric exercises along with overspeed training through speed chutes, power harness', and bungee cords to help augment the quickness, speed and power development initiated on-ice.
Conditioning and flexibility are discussed and encouraged during these sessions by educating players on proper hydration, how to prepare for a game or practice, how to train during the pre-season, and what each player can do to maintain their optimal physical condition during the season.
RMHS Staff will run the students through a daily stretching progression. We teach different styles of stretching that will allow them to improve their on ice performance.
Most young athletes do not understand the role stretching takes in the prevention of injuries. Not only will RMHS staff teach the students how, and when, to stretch, but we will also extensively cover static and kinetic stretching and why they are so important to an athletes performance.
During our Videotape Review sessions we will go over stride, stopping and starting, and proper technique. RMHS Staff will use our professional stride analysis program to go over the complete hockey stride in full detail. This will give each player the opportunity to see themselves on a television and receive the proper corrections to improve their skating efficiency.
The RMHS Staff will also use these sessions to review videos of NHL, collegiate and European games to better identify and learn correct tendencies, systems and tactics.
HOCKEY CHALK TALK
Every RMHS camp will include a daily, 30-minute hockey chalk talk. In these sessions RMHS Staff will discuss performance improvement topics such as proper nutrition, hydration, higher avenues of hockey, drug prevention, and Sports Physiology. The Staff will also quiz the players through the camp to be sure they understand how they can negatively affect their athletic and interpersonal lives via these habits.