Time off the ice does not have to be time away from training! This site is a resource for parents and players who are looking to keep their edge during the Shelter in Place shutdown.
Check back frequently for videos, links, and tips from Express coaches and other professionals.
Are you already working out? Spending time shooting pucks in the driveway? Once you hit 10 hours of training time, use the link below to register for the Express Hockey Off Ice Challenge. The registration automatically enters you into a raffle - the winning player gets $100 off their fall season or class fees! Applicable for Express, Jr. Express, Hornets House, and Oakton LTPH Classes.
Good Morning Hockey Community:
I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. We are thinking of you during these challenging times.
Today, the Chicago Steel will be announcing an exciting new initiative which we are calling our “Fan Connection Series.” This will include a series of webinars aimed at various audiences, with six webinars designed specifically for youth hockey players, parents and coaches. The first two of these will be released next week and were recorded with USA Hockey leadership as a collaboration.
I wanted to make you aware of the six-part series. All webinars are free and will be available both live and on demand. As a thank you to all of our fans and those that participate, we are offering a complimentary ticket to a 2020-2021 Steel game simply for registering for any of the webinars.
Registration will be active for all webinars here: https://www.chicagosteelhockeyteam.com/fanconnection
- Running / Rollerblading
- Agility (cones, ladder, etc)
- Squats / Lunges
- Pushups, Pullups, Crunches
- Video Study (YouTube, LiveBarn)
- Stickhandling with Ball/Puck
- Soccer ball juggling
Start here to see what resources are available!
Some quick tips and advice from our coaching staff and other professionals!
Quick Starts - It is impossible to have quick starts on the ice if you can't execute them off the ice! Spend time working on sprints and change of direction footwork drills on the grass. Then, be sure to progress to doing starts using hockey mechanics. V-starts, side starts, and backward starts are all able to be practiced on dry land.
Jordan Mann (Express Head Coach and Power Skating Instructor)
Be ready to return to the ice at game speed - safe and healthy!
"Injuries occur when there is a disproportionate increase in activity. To prevent against injury when you return to the ice, stay as active as possible during your down time. This does not have to be sport specific movement! Now is a great time to cross-train your other athletic skills. Just keep moving!"
- Dr. Megan Hyatt PT, DPT
Check out what your teammates are up to during the break! Who is ready for next season??
Jr. Express Mite Director / Oakton Facility Supervisor
Northern Express Hockey Director