Victory Athletic Centre Blog
Is Your Body Playoff Ready?

Hockey is an incredibly demanding sport, with an equally demanding season. For most hockey players, its almost 6 months of grit, grind and glory before the puck drops at the first game of the playoffs. This demand brings with it a unique challenge: Keeping the body at peak performance status well into the length of […]

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Youth Strength Training Benefits Part 2

Prevent Injuries In any most sports, the body is in constant state of displacing and transferring forces. This is especially true in contact sports. These forces places extremes amount of stress on the body, especially the joints, ligaments and tendons. Proper strength training acts to prepare the body for these stresses, why teaching to body […]

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Functional Stupidity – 5 Common Mistakes of Functional Training

We’ve all seen it. The guy at the gym doing 155lb Barbell Squats on a BosuBall in the middle of a crowded gym. Or the Kid attempting  Cleans for twenty repetitions after watching a video on YouTube. If anyone dares to question their purpose for such ridiculousness, they’ll  undoubtedly  respond with: “Its Functional bro.” For […]

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Active Recovery – Work Hard, Rest Hard

In any sport, finding balance during any phase of training is hard, especially during the In-season. Long practices with an intense game schedule can overwhelm any athlete physically and mentally. With this in mind, “Rest Days” it seems, would be best served with a heavy dose of sleep and netflix. This might suffice for the […]

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What Athletes Need To Know About In-Season Training

Stronger Longer   Three of the most common questions from athletes and parents regarding in-season training has to do with the rationale, frequency and placement of training. In other words: Why, How Often and When? Think of an athlete’s body as a high performance race car. Routine maintenance and frequent upkeep are vital to ensure […]

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Preventing ACL Injury – Victory Athletic Centre

This is the one injury that no athlete or coach ever wants to hear about: An ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear. For years it has been synonymous with shorten careers and shattered dreams. But recent developments in surgical procedures and rehabilitation protocols has significantly improved an athlete’s ability to return to sport with full functionality. […]

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Keys To Maximize Youth Athletics

It is no secret that youth athletics is a multi-billion dollar industry in North America. From uniforms to team fees, parents are more willing than ever to invest in their children’s future through athletics. As with any worthy investment, there are significant amounts of variables to put into consideration. Often, both parents and athletes are […]

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Right Moves at the Right Time: Periodized Plan Made Easy

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity…”  – Ecclesiastes 3:1 As a Strength and Conditioning Coach, I’ve always liken my job to that of a structural engineer: Drawing up the frame work, designing the structure from the grounds up while tackling the environmental and human variables, and ensuring functionality. Often, […]

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Strength and Youth: 5 Reasons Why All Youth Athletes Should Strength Train

Strength training for youth athletes has never been more popular. Yet in minds of many parents there are still lingering thoughts of concerns, especially regarding safety as well as the benefits verses risks. Their concerns however, often stems from misinformation, myths and outdated science. Here are five reasons why strength training should be an integral […]

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