My son, Ted, is a first year Jr. Panthers Bantam travel hockey player. Luckily, during the summer he and his teammates had the opportunity to train at Impact Sports Performance with Rich Molin. Ted loved it! What makes Rich’s program special is how he consistently incorporates adequate focus on both cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercises and uses core workouts to stabilize endurance and balance. He also knows how to properly motivate the boys. Having working out with the teammates really does push you to your limits as opposed to training yourself in a gym environment. It keeps everyone working hard and at the same time makes it a fun team bonding experience. All of it is very important in the game of hockey.
In addition, the huge bonus is that Rich Molin is also a hockey coach. He is very organized and comes consistently prepared whether for dry land training sessions or ice practices. He has an excellent mastery of ice hockey skills and the game, and he communicates it clearly. Coach Rich’s practices incorporate new and old drills, so the boys are always engaged, and he has the demeanor that makes the kids really want to train hard and learn. He demands respect for the game and at the same time treats and respects each and every boy as his own person. The kids feel that he is genuinely interested in their individual progress and want to do well to the best of their abilities and beyond. My son has to be bedridden before he even thinks about missing a practice with Coach Rich, and he cannot wait until next summer to start intense dry land training again.
I have been around sports almost all my life and am fairly familiar with the basic training technics and sports conditioning. (Too bad it is impossible to train your own kid -J) I would recommend Rich Molin for everyone who is serious about improving their physical condition and truly ready to take their game to the next level. There are no quick and instant results. It is a process, not a destination. Even though my son has long way to go, and his body is still growing and developing, I can see the newly found confidence in his game already.
If you are willing to train hard, listen well, follow through with instructions, and have a specific and realistic goals, Rich Molin has all the tools (physical and mental) in his arsenal to help you achieving these goals. Having this experience, I have no doubts in that!
Feel free to contact me personally with any questions you might have.