The Hockey Strength Podcast
Mike Boyle on Communication, Coaching, and How to Keep Getting Better

Mike Boyle on Communication, Coaching, and How to Keep Getting Better

April 12, 2021

On episode #104 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #6 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Potenza and David Rosales talk with Mike Boyle.

Mike is one of the most influential people in all of strength and conditioning. He owns Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Massachusetts. He's worked for Boston University, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox; he's written books and giving keynote presentations.

In this episode, we go all the back to his time at BU, from what he learned to Coach Parker, and move to discuss what's made him successful, from how he changes his mind and tries new methods in his programs, to how he evolved into an excellent speaker and writer.

You can find links to everything discussed at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Ray Bear on Finding Mentors, Tactical S&C, and The Performance Director Role

Ray Bear on Finding Mentors, Tactical S&C, and The Performance Director Role

April 5, 2021

On episode #103 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #5 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, David Rosales and Mike Potenza chat with Ray Bear.

Ray is someone you may not be familiar with, and that is by design. He's served as a Director of Human Performance with the Third Special Forces of the US Military since 2010.

Prior to that, we worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Atlanta Thrashers for 9 seasons.

For those wanting to learn more about the link between hockey and military training, this is a must-listen episode. 

As always you can find links to everything at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Peter Friesen on Lifelong Learning, the NHL Combine, and Why We’re Always Wrong

Peter Friesen on Lifelong Learning, the NHL Combine, and Why We’re Always Wrong

March 23, 2021

On episode #102 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #4 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Potenza and David Rosales are joined by Peter Friesen.

Pete was the head athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach of the Carolina Hurricanes from 1997-2017.

His enthusiasm to keep learning and to question the assumptions fo the strength and conditioning field shows why he's one of the best in the business.

For all links discussed, over to the show notes at prohockeystrength.com.

Connect with Pete on Twitter

Mark Fitzgerald on The Foundations of Coaching, Learning From Others, And How to Have Difficult Conversations with Coaches

Mark Fitzgerald on The Foundations of Coaching, Learning From Others, And How to Have Difficult Conversations with Coaches

March 15, 2021

On episode #101 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, and episode #3 of the SCAPH alumni series, Mark Fitzgerald joins the show along with Mike Potenza and David Rosales.

Mark is the owner of Elite Training Systems in Whitby, Ontario and the Head of Performance/Combine Development with Under Armour.

Previously, Mark served as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Anaheim Ducks (2015-2019) and the Toronto Marlies (2008-2014).

In this episode, we dive into Mark's experiences from the AHL to the NHL to the private sector. He shares the lessons he's learned in how to work with athletes at all levels and how to communicate with head coaches and management (hint: it's not so easy).

You can find Mark on Twitter (@FitzgeraldETS), Instagram (@FitzgeraldETS), and on his website, fitzgeraldets.com.

 

For links to everything discussed head to prohockeystrength.com the official website of SCAPH.

New York Rangers Legend Reg Grant on Learning from Players, Program Philosophy, and Building Relationships

New York Rangers Legend Reg Grant on Learning from Players, Program Philosophy, and Building Relationships

March 8, 2021

On episode #100 (yes, we made to it 100) of the Hockey Strength Podcast, David Rosales and Mike Potenza continue the SCAPH alumni series.

In this episode, they sit down with long-time New York Rangers strength and conditioning coach Reg Grant, who held that post from 2002-2019. Reg shares stories from learning about training coaching from Jaromir Jagr to John Tortorella, how his program and coaching philosophy changed over the years, and what he learned the strength and conditioning business is really about. 

 

Since leaving the Rangers in 2019, Reg has served as the Director of Human Performance at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey.

You can find links to everything and show notes at the official SCAPH website

Lessons and Stories from 20+ Years in The NHL With Lorne Goldenberg

Lessons and Stories from 20+ Years in The NHL With Lorne Goldenberg

March 1, 2021

Episode #99 of the Hockey Strength Podcast marks something a little different. Mike Potenza and I begin our "SCAPH Alumni Series" podcast episodes, where we interview a former NHL strength and conditioning coach. 

In today's episode, together Mike and I interview Lorne Goldenberg. Lorne has over 20 years of NHL experience, ranging from 1986 to 2010. He's an award-winning S&C coach, bestselling author, and the President/Owner of Strength Tek Fitness & Wellness Consultants.

For all links mentioned in this episode, head to our show notes at prohockeystrength.com

How an NHL Strength Coach Prepares His Team to Play Every Other Day With Mike Potenza

How an NHL Strength Coach Prepares His Team to Play Every Other Day With Mike Potenza

January 30, 2021

On Episode #98 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, Mike Potenza from the San Jose Sharks comes back on the show to talk about the tumultuous start to the 2021 NHL season.

Mike talks about...

- How he trained his players after lots of time off

- What training the players are doing in-season

- How he prioritizes nutrition and recovery in season

- His go-to people and resources for nutrition.

For the full transcript of the episode and more, head to prohockeystrength.com

Sports Science, Subjective Measures, and Following Your Curiosities with Adam Virgile

Sports Science, Subjective Measures, and Following Your Curiosities with Adam Virgile

January 11, 2021

On episode #97 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, I sit down with Adam Virgile.

 

Adam is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science at The University of Vermont (UVM). He also serves as the Sports Science Coordinator at UVM where organizes the collection, interpretation, visualization, and applied integration of physiological data from the Men’s Ice Hockey and Men’s Basketball teams.

Prior to UVM, Adam was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2013-2015) and Sport Scientist (2015-2019) for the New York Rangers.

Through his personal brand, Adam also creates tools and sports science resources including Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets tutorials, plug-and-play sheets/files, and infographics. You can find all of that at his website, adamvirgile.com

For the full transcript and all think for this episode, head to prohockeystrength.com.

Long Term Athlete Development with Joe Sawicki

Long Term Athlete Development with Joe Sawicki

December 5, 2020

Joe Sawicki from Shattuck St. Mary's discusses his long term athlete development with elite prep/high school athletes.

Find show notes and more at prohockeystrength.com

Follow Joe on Twitter (@JZ_Sawicki)

Individualizing a Training Program with Tim Lebbossiere

Individualizing a Training Program with Tim Lebbossiere

November 7, 2020

Tim Lebbossiere, the strength and conditioning coach for the Providence Bruins joins the show.

We discuss:

- His journey coming up through the ranks in the strength and conditioning world

- How he creates individualized programs in team settings

- How he's dealing with so much time off and uncertainty around the AHL season.

 

Read the full transcript of the episode and links to everything mentioned at prohockeystrength.com, the official website of the Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey.

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