Evolve High Performance Hockey Program

Evolve Strength will be implementing Edmonton's highest level hockey training program available for all teams and players in the City of Edmonton and surrounding area. Our goal is to provide a fully monitored, high performance program focusing on sport specific development of speed, strength, agility, and power, while analyzing each athlete’s physical and mental health to ensure the greatest development to prepare them for the season. The program is led by a high caliber team of strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers specific to hockey. To support the health of our athletes, Evolve has fully incorporated the usage of services from our team of physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, dietitians, chiropractors, and yoga instructors to first rehabilitate any existing injuries developed in the previous season, and second, to ensure each individual is working at their highest ability during the off season. 

With such a strong and wide array of professionals working together with the players, coaches, and parents, we can deliver the most efficient and effective program in Edmonton to ensure top quality treatment, training, and monitoring of every individual and member of your team.

 

In Season Team Training

In-season team training will be led by Shawn Belle, the Director of Hockey Training at Evolve. He will be hand picking a trainer based upon the unique needs of each team to ensure elite level service. With the rigors of the hockey season, we have been able to produce a hockey specific program to further develop or maintain the athlete’s power, speed, and strength. Whether it is at our facility or off site, a sound program will be given to produce the best results during the season.

 

Off-Season Program Development

Off-season programs are vital to helping athletes achieve success and maximize their growth for the upcoming season. This program is developed to address any existing injuries or inefficiencies present in the previous season, then will shift focus to enhancing the stability and power of our athletes, while developing their speed and agility as it applies to hockey specific movements and drills. The off-season program is committed to educating each player in other key areas such as; injury rehabilitation, nutritional guidance, proper warm-up and cool-down protocols,  and safe and effective Olympic lifting techniques as the basis of all power derived movements in training are developed from this . Physical testing will be offered throughout the program to consistently track the athlete’s progress during this critical point in their hockey development.

A heavy emphasis of the off-season will be put on the athlete’s mobility, speed and power; with the ultimate goal to create a faster and stronger player on the ice. Focusing on core stabilization will play a large role in protecting our athlete’s health and season durability, while ensuring the athlete’s strength is being properly used. Each athlete will develop cardiovascular systems effecting anaerobic and aerobic levels that prepare the body for fitness testing and the rigors of an entire hockey season.

Program focus will always stem back to the individuals on ice performance and ultimately what the player needs to become an overall better athlete. In conjunction with the off-ice program, our trainers will be able to work in close relationship with the on ice staff to ensure our athletes reach full potential.

On Ice Program

Playing a large role in the process of each individual athlete will be the transfer of knowledge and abilities from the off-ice program onto the ice. We strongly encourage our athletes to allow us to be responsible for both on and off-ice programming to ensure the player is properly executing both areas of training. A strong emphasis will be placed on Power Skating and Skill Development sessions with specialized coaches in those precise fields. A direct line of communication between on and off ice trainers will be established to ensure our athletes are correcting areas of weakness and maximizing all areas of their skill set. 

Breakdown of the included on ice program is as follows:

  • 10x sessions with a Power Skating instructor
  • 10x sessions with a Skills Development Coach
  • Additionally a pre training camp conditioning camp will be made available to each athlete at a separate price in the month of August

Off Season Training Packages and Pricing

Pro Package:

  • 5 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • 20 on ice sessions beginning in May
  • Hockey specific fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $3000.00 (gst included)

Pro Package: (No Ice)

  • 5 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • Widespread fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $2400.00 (gst included)

Amateur Package:

  • 2-3 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • 20 on ice sessions beginning in May
  • Hockey specific fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $2200.00 (gst included)

Amateur Package: (No Ice)

  • 2-3 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • Widespread fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $1600.00 (gst included)

Train with us

Meet our hockey specific strength coaches

Shawn Belle - PTS - Shawn is a personal trainer and the Director of Hockey Training at Evolve. Shawn played 10 years professionally, splitting time between the NHL, AHL, and several European hockey leagues. Amongst his top accolades include a first-round pick for the St Louis Blues and numerous championships with Hockey Canada. Upon retiring he became an Assistant Coach for the Sherwood Park Crusaders and is currently the Associate Coach for the NAIT OOKS Men’s hockey team.

Dylan Stanley PTS - Dylan is a personal trainer and a hockey specific strength coach at Evolve. Dylan has played high level hockey with the University of Alberta Golden Bears program that won him two National Championships in just 3 seasons; while winning league all-star awards in all 3 seasons as well as played professionally in the United States, Germany, Italy and now presently in Austria.

 

 

 

 

Interested in reaching the highest potential you can? Contact us at info@evolvestrength.ca.

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