The Mayo Clinic hockey and skating performance training program offers a thorough assessment and personalized training plan. Players from beginners to professionals can benefit from Mayo's expertise and individual attention.
Mayo's hockey and skating program focuses on improving the mechanics of the sport's physical activities in an off-ice setting. Although sports camps teach team strategy and skills-directed activities, the Mayo program provides individual, comprehensive assessment of current abilities and a personalized training prescription, based on identified goals.
Prior to the physical assessment and consultation, you will complete a hockey-specific questionnaire covering everything from past experience to mental preparedness. This reflects the comprehensive assessment Mayo provides. Besides a musculoskeletal assessment and fitness recommendations, the staff also evaluates personal goals, your history with the sport and mental strategies. A sports psychologist is on hand to provide counseling on mental skills training, such as the establishment of a pregame mental routine.
Experienced, specially trained physical therapists provide the following services, all designed to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury:
Most participants find the most benefit by completing the program in the preseason or off-season, so that they can focus on mechanics and their mental game and complete the prescribed training program prior to the first game of the season.