I was the new guy at tryouts. I didn’t have the same team gear as the returning players.
Or the same style.
No fancy tape jobs or ear loops for me.
And I was called up from AA.
The other players whispered and chirped my style.
But it didn’t matter…
I worked hard all summer long and improved a ton over the past season.
That’s how I got the chance to fight for a spot on the coveted AAA team.
I knew that I could play with ‘the big boys.’
I knew the spot was mine for the taking…
And sorry to say, one of the other guys won’t be laughing when Coach posts the final roster…
Does off-ice training really work for youth hockey players?
Many trainers will say that youth athletes should wait until they are older before they begin sport-specific training.
After more than 30 years of training and working with elite athletes, I can guarantee that it is possible.
And it can be extremely beneficial for youth athletes to develop a routine and good habits,
a strong work ethic, and build a foundation for when they start training full-time.
Is training as a youth athlete practical? Would it work for me or my child?
Yes. Training PROPERLY, and in the right amount is very practical, and can often save you time and money.
By easing your child into a training regimen, you will cultivate their athletic ability at an early age.
Rather than needing to register in multiple leagues or do multiple sports, you can receive
better sport-specific and overall training through the use of a proper, structured workout regimen.
At BodySmith International, I have trained countless youth athletes from all athletic backgrounds and starting points.
Some may take longer than others, however, all of our athletes end up in great shape and ready for peak performance.
The biggest reason youth athletes come to me...
Although almost all of my athletes are motivated and ambitious men and women,
most people come to see me out of desperation, not inspiration.
Every year, leading up to training camps or tryouts, after cuts have been made,
or after disappointing season endings, I see a bunch of new faces walk in the door.
And while I'm happy to help new clients succeed, it is often better to start early and prepare now,
rather than when you or your child finds themselves on the bubble of being cut or traded.
Now it's often said, but it's not your fault if you've never trained properly before...