High Performance Hockey Academy
“SST put 18lbs of muscle on me in one summer while dropping my bodyfat 4% to below 9%! I highly recommend SST to all hockey players who are SERIOUS in taking their game to the next level! Thanks SST”
Andrew Campbell, Los Angeles Kings Defensemen
Maximum Speed Training
Hockey is a highly competitive sport with many players trying out for the best teams. One skill which will get a player noticed immediately is SPEED! Research has shown that maximum sprinting time off-ice is highly correlated to on-ice speed. The HPH program is designed to enhance a player’s maximum speed through sprinting drills and overspeed training.
A player’s ability to develop first stride acceleration as well as improving separation from another player are two critical factors in their success. The player who is able to get to the puck first or separate quickly from a defender is highly sought after by top-level coaches. Acceleration is improved by increasing strength in the muscles that are specific to meet those demands. The HPH program utilizes techniques such as resisted running, basic strength training, farmer’s walks and sled training to improve on-ice acceleration.
Power = Strength x Speed. A powerful hockey player is not only quick and explosive but is able to hit hard and have a powerful shot. The HPH program teaches athletes to develop this power in two ways through plyometrics and strength development. SST uses plyometrics to utilize the stretch shortening cycle improving maximum speed and we show athletes strength exercises such as “the sled”, “sandbags” and “super yolks” ultimately developing a more powerful hockey player.
From 8 year olds to NHL players, the HPH program develops your speed, acceleration and power so that you can exceed the demands of your game.
SST’s HPH program has helped many athletes in their pursuit of being drafted or receives scholarships. In Burlington alone in the last two years, 10 draftees in the OHL have trained at SST and another four players who received scholarships are all SST clients! Here is what only a couple have to say about SST and the HPH program:
”I’ve been to numerous gyms and SST is the BEST place to gain not only strength, but confidence and mental awareness. As a defenseman, SST has helped build my strength so that I come out on top in every battle throughout every game. Larry has helped take me from Jr. B hockey to Ohio State and hopefully to the NHL. I’ve gained weight, strength, confidence and a desire to succeed because of SST and all they’ve done for me. I’m no longer scared to mix it up in the corners or anywhere else on the ice because I know I’m strong enough for anyone who wants to battle.” Mike Folkes, Ohio State University
“SST is a great atmosphere for athletes of any age and sport. Over the previous summer they really focused on my speed and has really improved my explosiveness. Always a great team to work with to improve your game.”
Kyle Clifford, LA Kings 35th Overall Draft Pick
Results to Expect
• Functional strength which will transfer to excellence in your particular position
• Energy system training
• Recover faster between shifts
• Real functional core and hip strength
• Improved shot power
• Crushing grip strength
• Change of direction enhancement
• Identification and correction of muscle imbalances
• Reduce groin and knee injuries due to overuse
Sounds too good to be true….here is what IHT Director, Burlington Eagles Coach mentor and organizer of the HIGH PERFORMANCE ON ICE COMPONENT has to say about SST’s programs:
” The one thing that impresses me most about this program is the unending search for new information and knowledge that ultimately gets transferred to the student or athlete in this case. Larry is the most knowledgeable trainer I have met and worked with to date and his philosophy is one that I find consistent with the needs of my athletes and my interests as a coach and developer of talent.”
Dan Poliziani, IHT Director, Burlington Eagles Mentor Coach
What each athlete receives:
8 and 12 week academy
• Low coach to instructor ratio to ensure SST type Results!
• A complete Fitness Assessment – $100 value
• Each athlete will receive their own Biosignature Protocol for their nutritional needs – one session per month – $300 Value!
• Free foam roller, rope and HPH T-shirt! – $60 value
• 7 one hour workouts per week- 4 strength, 1 speed, 1 stretch and 1 of SST’s functional training session – Over 80 workouts in total! – $1750 value!
• And, most importantly…RESULTS!!!!
Register early as we will only be taking a limited number of athletes for this CAMP!
Team discounts available for 10 or more players!!!