Hello Pro Edge 2018 Team
Adam Herold was a 16 year old hockey player playing for the Humboldt Broncos, he was the youngest individual traveling on the Bronco's bus that fateful day when tragedy struck.
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him the tributes from his coaches struck a cord with me, you see while we teach hockey skills in our Camp those who have been with us in years past have come to understand this Camp works hard at instruction and teachings off the ice as well. Leave things better than you found them, respect yourself and others are a few of the discussions we will have after practice, it seems Adam understood those rules and embraced them as much as he did his hockey playing.
As their parent I will let you decide if your Athlete is old enough to view this story my hope is you allow them to as this tribute speaks of character and humilty.
We all should try to instill a bit of Adam into our everyday lives, I for one know I will.
Former NHLer Mike Blaisdell who coached Adam Herold was emotional as he shared some of his fondest memories of Adam and reflected on the young hockey player’s life.
Dreams happen when they are ready...not when YOU are ready... in Pro Sports like life you need to embrace the 3 P's....as this Great Athlete Did... Patience / Persistence / and you must Persevere.
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Hello Pro Edge Athletes, here are a few simple tips that every D man should practice before each Game. Make it a routine so it becomes as instinctual on the ice as off.
Carry in your hockey bag a golf ball... find some room and add a Pivoting, forward to back transition movement to your pre-game warm up. The game of hockey is played in all directions and by warming up movements that you will use in a game it allows your body and mind to react quickly to muscle movements. Pivot both to your right, and then left to mimic escape moves when the forward pressures you.
Keep your head up and control the golf ball while stickhandling throughout the drill. A proper warm-up is pivotal to proper game preparation as you continue to move into higher levels of hockey.
Good Luck and I will see you in August at the Pro Edge Defenceman Camp.
Pro Edge Instructor
Head Defenseman Camp Instructor
The aspect of getting ready to play the Game of Hockey is not as simple as showing up at the Rink.
It's important to realize and understand at an early age proper preparation will lead to success. The old saying as it pertains to other things in life pertains perfectly for this sport.
"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail" Benjamin Franklin
Here are a few "musts" to put both your body and mind in the right frame to play.
This starts with the night before your game, a good nights sleep will allow you to focus and be at the ready to participate however the Game shapes up.
While everyone has their own favorite foods, your body happens to be the greatest machine in the world, capable of turning proper food into important energy.
Make certain you have a mix of foods that will sustain energy throughout your activity, pastas, eggs, potatoes, breads are great forms of energy that your body will use to fuel itself throughout the game. Protiens such as Chicken, Turkey, Ground Beef, Lean meats are Great sources of protein and energy. Sugary drinks, doughnuts, French fries, hotdogs are things you should stay away from on game days as your energy peaks will affect your level of play and concentration.
Arriving at the Rink and throwing on your equipment to go play does not allow your body the proper time to warm up its muscles and functional movements.
When you hit the ice you want to be prepared and ready to play at the highest level you can, pushing the pace of the play so you take advantage of your opponent's lack of preparation.
This will require about a 9 to 11 minute routine, of stretching your muscles/ Jumping rope (skipping, a Staple in Pro Edges Camps), fast feet exercises to work on muscle twitch quickness. Running a few sprints.
Visualize what Coaches have been telling you in practice, see yourself making the play, be mindful of shifts over 40 seconds long, one long shift could simply tire your legs out to the point where they feel weak and you're too tired to play at the level you want to.
Be a Great Teammate/ Leader
Support your teammates with positive reinforcement, lead by example both on and off the ice. If someone makes a mistake, reinforce the fact that you know they can do better and will next time.
If you score a goal, act like you have scored a few before, celebrating unnecessarily sometimes embarrasses the other team, more importantly...It Embarrasses you.
Don't pout, throw tantrums, realize you are a DIRECT Reflection of your Parents/ Your Guardians/ Your Team and always remember that your actions speak louder than your words.
My boys are excited about the opportunity to participate in another summer session with Proedge!!
Aidan, our 13 year old eldest, learned how to skate the winter before your summer session. This winter he has played house hockey at the Bantam age group and scored on multiple occasions and has contributed to a team that is currently scheduled to play for their championship gold bracket banner this Sunday.
The camp took a young man from beginner skater to a very strong skater that can guard a puck and contribute to the success of team.
Aidan wanted me to reach out to you and let you know about the game and to say “Thanks”. The camp took a young man from beginner skater to a very strong skater that can guard a puck and contribute to the success of team. Just as important, your coaching provided him the emotional essentials to succeed. Attitude, effort and accountability. He is a believer in the process, as are we.
Agustin and Sarah Rubio (Athletes Aidan & Ethan)