4 Great Takeaways from the Hockey Panel of Experts… Part 1

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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This week we hosted our first ever “Hockey Panel of Experts” seminar at RPP. I love it when I get to ask questions, sit back, listen and let somebody else do the talking for a while. In Part 1 of this 2 Part Video Series, our guest panelists touch on a variety of different topics ranging from what coaches look for in a young hockey player, to how to develop mental toughness, and a great work ethic. Great takeaways on this one guys, enjoy.

The number one question every kid and parent wants to know is “what do coaches look for in a young hockey player?”  Bosco coach Greg Toskos talks about it.

Collin MacDonald started training at RPP when he was 15. Even then he knew what he wanted to do, but it wasn’t always so easy. Here Collin’s father Dave MacDonald talks about the path they chose for Collin on his way to playing for D1 hockey at UNH.

Everyone knows that coaches love a kid who is mentally tough.  Here, Suffern Head coach Rob Schelling touches on one way athletes and parents can develop a great work ethic.

Also everyone knows what an accomplishment it is to play varsity as a freshmen or sophomore. Let’s let Mahwah head Coach Brad Segall tell us how he knows when an underclassmen is ready to be brought into the program.

Stay tuned for Part 2 where we’ll hear from former Suffern Hockey Player (and RPP Strength Coach ) Andrew Ojeda on what a hockey player needs in the weight room as well as Physical Therapist Greg Stemkowski talking about hip and groin injuries. And of course more from the coaches.