Hockey training


Pillar Hockey is designed to help improve your skating stride as well as strengthen and condition your body. This program is owned and operated by former professional hockey player Taylor Raszka. Taylor and his staff are determined to help improve you skating abilities and help you build the confidence you need to take your game to the next level!

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How Treadmill Training Works

Skaters are lead through a variety of progressive drills by athletic training professionals based on their current skill level. These drill help improve biomechanical positioning while executing a proper stride. The trainers watch and instruct as the player skates on the synthetic ice in real time, as well as on a delayed video monitor, to analyze their stride post-interval. With trainer instruction, correction, and guidance, the athlete is able to make corrections, allowing for all players with different learning styles to succeed.

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When to Expect to See Results

According to a number of research based programs that have been tested through treadmill training, you can expect to start seeing physiological and technical adaptation results (muscle memory) by the 8th training session. Of course, when training consistently. The majority of skaters we have at Pillar Hockey begin to see changes in their stride after their first session, after learning basic skating mechanics. Treadmill training is high intensity interval training, with one-on-one attention and instruction from the trainer with a period of rest. The interval training mimics the fast paced hockey game, but enforces constant correction, while on the synthetic ice. The constant cueing and instruction of the trainers allow the skater to identify their skills and weaknesses. The skaters learn how to use their body effectively and efficiently, translating these skills to the ice in game pressured situations. The greatest results come from those athletes that are committed to the process.