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Pucks And Pirouettes – USA Hockey Magazine

June 17, 2021 @ 1:19 pm

USA Hockey Magazine, June 2021 – By Shaun Hathaway   When It Comes To Improving On-Ice Skills, Ballet Is Youth Hockey Team’s Secret Weapon. WhenAnatoly Tarasov took over the Burgeoning Soviet hockey program in 1946, he had little experience and even fewer resources to work with. But that didn’t stop the father of Soviet hockey from building an international powerhouse. …

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Youth Hockey’s Secret Weapon: Cross Training in Ballet Takes Center Stage

January 18, 2021 @ 3:10 pm

By Shaun Hathaway, January 2021 Sport specialization is defined as year-round training in a single sport while excluding other sports for more than 8 months per year. Although this approach for athletes is common, scientific studies continue to debunk the practice. The detriments of early sport specialization include among others, the risk of burnout, dropout, overuse injury, fear of reinjury, …

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