We kicked off episode four of our Off the Ice Podcast by asking the hypothetical question of “what separates the Generational players from their peers”? We determined that most NHL players are on the same “playing field”, with access to a wide variety of resources to help reach their maximum potential. Resources that include access to premium training facilities, nutrition, trainers, so on and so forth.
So what allows players by the likes of Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and the other generational players, to get to that level? Are players of that caliber just born with a natural gift to achieve that level that a majority of players aren’t? Are all skills coachable and trainable, so that, in theory, everyone could reach that level if they put in the time and work hard enough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! (00:00-14:09)
From there, our conversation segued into our conversation with ice hockey coach Rich Mihelic from HockeyCoach. com. Rich is an ice hockey coach that helps players of all ages hone their key skills within the game of ice hockey, everything from stickhandling, shooting, power skating, mental IQ, and so on.
So in our conversation with Rich, we talked a little bit about his coaching background, what inspired him to become an ice hockey coach, his training techniques, and his goals for his players he coaches. We also got some really interesting stories about NHL players and GM’s he has skated with in the past! (14:10-46:41)
Check out the interview on Youtube here or listen to the full podcast on any one of the major streaming platforms here. Lastly, you can check out Rich’s website here!
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