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Competitive Advantage Total Hockey Development

Competitive Advantage Total Hockey Development, is an all inclusive service to improve the athletic performance of hockey players. Our strength training system focuses on developing balance, movement, strength, and energetics to help build bigger, faster, stronger, and smarter athletes. Our unique approach to on ice skill development is designed to foster the skills needed to be an impact player at any level. Combined, we systematically train the fitness characteristics that directly transfer to hockey skills and tactics.

Philosophy Behind Competitive Advantage Training

Athletic performance is a complex interaction of many movements, and sports have now become a problem solving activity in which movements are used to produce necessary solutions. Having the tools to solve these problems at the appropriate moment is the difference between success and failure.

Our goal at Competitive Advantage is  to help athletes develop the attributes that allows them to out perform their competitors.  Even though conflicting interactions (skill/strength/endurance/agility/mental training) appear to operate independently of one another, in game situations they react simultaneously and are dependent upon one another, to an extent that increases motor learning.

Through a unique method of combining strength training, on ice skill development, and providing mental coaching our program is created for athletes who aspires to be great. As a staff, our ability to logically examine the motor mechanisms involved in a given sport and specifically train those to the needs of the athlete provides the framework necessary for athletic success.

Competitive Advantage Training Methodology

Traditional North American training programs provide repetitive stress, early specialization, and the potential losses from focusing on short term gains at the expense of long term goals. The Western periodization approach aims to separate and train motor abilities independently and does not exhibit the same effect due to the time and effort spent focusing on a specific direction while the concurrent development of other traits are ignored. This also leads to competitive sports traits being developed only once a year (i.e. testing only in pre-season) versus two to three times a year as in our program. 

Athletic success is contingent on control of variables such as situation/season, training design (sets, reps, rest, tempo), stage of training, and level of athlete.  By successively introducing into the training program separate, specific means, each of which has a progressively stronger training effect, and coupling them, we create conditions for linear increase in technical skill, strength, speed, and agility. Initially, our athletes are exposed to a multi-lateral skill development approach, providing the basic framework for all subsequently developed motor skills. As the athlete passes through maturation and is able to functionally specialize, a foundation motor skill pool exists from which the athlete is able to pull. Future development lies from the ability to maintain strength and skill qualities already gained while raising limiting motor qualities. The use of this training system is our own competitive advantage in the market.