U.S. National Team Player Kelley Steadman Transitions From Camper To Coach
Kelley Steadman’s nickname at her first USA Hockey Player Development Camp was “Celly.” Not because she had a unique on-ice goal celebration, but because as a 14-year-old in 2004,...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:24
Fun, Friendship And Fundamentals Are The Cornerstone Of USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps
It’s been an annual rite of passage for more than 40 years as many of the best young hockey players from around the country gather every summer in Amherst, N.Y., and St. Cloud, Minn., to...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:21
Lessons Learned And Friendships Made At Player Development Camps Can Last A Lifetime
What might have appeared as just another summer day in central  Minnesota was anything but. In St. Cloud, Minn., the sweltering mid-July heat pushes the thermometer to the edge of 100 degrees....
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:12
Jim Christopher is a freelance writer based in Buffalo, N.Y.
It’s mid-July and the Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y, is buzzing with activity. The four-sheet facility on the outskirts of Buffalo is wrapping up a summer of development as it plays host to...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:05
Brewster, N.Y. Teen Puts Promising Modeling Career On Hold To Compete At Nationals
It’s difficult to imagine a more unlikely pairing than hockey and high fashion. In fact, the differences are seemingly endless. But, as anyone with a discerning eye will tell you, these two...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:49
Snacking on the go can be a challenge for young athletes. It’s easy to grab a quick plate of nachos at the rink in a pinch, and although they’re tasty, nachos won’t help you out on...
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 13:51
U.S. Women’s Team Learn That Proper Diet Can Be The Key To Success On The Ice
As part of their yearly off-ice training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., members of the U.S. Women’s National Team took part in a nutrition session with sports dietician Carrie Aprik, who...
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 13:40
The three pillars of health are diet, exercise and sleep. Shortchange one of the three, and just like a stool with a bum leg, the entire structure is likely to topple over. Sleep is a precious...
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 13:31
Proper Diet And Exercise Are Key Ingredients To Players’ Development At The NTDP
Over the course of his 16 years with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, Darryl Nelson has worked with athletes of different shapes and sizes. One thing they all have in common is...
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 13:00
Striking The Right Balance When It Comes To Fitness And Nutrition Can Help You Excel On And Off The Ice
You take power skating lessons to perfect your stride. You spend hours in the driveway shooting pucks to improve the speed and accuracy of your shot. You play countless small area games to bolster...
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:53
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