Bongo Board for Improved Hockey Balance

Bongo Board for Improved Hockey Balance

Off-ice Training, Skills
Use the Bongo Board to Improve your Hockey Balance While Away from the Rink! I recently had the chance to test out a number of new products from HockeyShot's balance line. I'm a big believer that developing balance and coordination off the ice can lead to improved performance on the ice. The first product I tested out was the 20" Wobble Board. The next product I checked out was the Bongo Board, which is shown in the video above. Construction: At first glance, the Bongo Board looks like a skate board without wheels. It's made of solid maple plywood, and has a non-slip surface on the top. The underside of the Bongo Board has the track, with the bungee cord, which fits with the double ball bearing wheel system. The…
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Rick O’Shay Hockey Targeting System

Rick O’Shay Hockey Targeting System

Hockey Drills, Hockey Equipment, Off-ice Training, Shooting, Skills
The Rick O'Shay gives an alternative perspective to the conventional "Shooter Tutor" style, roll-up canvases. The Rick O'Shay is a great hockey targeting system that gives an alternative perspective to the conventional "Shooter Tutor" style, roll-up canvases. Since it's a 3D mold, there are endless rebound possibilities, which makes for a much more realistic scrimmage experience. Construction: The Rick O'Shay is made of super durable plastic, which will hold up to your hardest shots. In addition to being durable, it is also very light weight, and can be separated into halves, which makes it easier to transport. The Rick O'Shay is fastened to the net with bungee cords that fit between molded channels, which provide a shield against shots. Design: The most obvious difference between the Rick O'Shay and most…
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Increase Hockey Speed with Plyometric Training

Off-ice Training, Speed
Click Here for a printout of the hockey plyometrics diagram used in the video. Plyometric training is a great way to increase your leg strength and explosiveness, which will contribute to improved hockey speed and skating power. There are many different plyometric exercises and routines out there. This video outlines one of my favorite methods for developing that leg strength and explosive power that all hockey players need. I've had a lot of success with this routine, but I'm interested to know what other plyometric exercises you may have seen or used in the past. Enjoy! PS: Here is a link where you can purchase your own set of plyometric boxes. These aren't exactly the same as the ones I have, but they will definitely do the trick. This place…
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