2016 Hockey Coaches Conference
Topic: The Power of Play
Presenter: Mark Fitzgerald
Mark Fitzgerald is one of the top athletic trainers in North America and who just happens to spend a lot of his time working with hockey players. As the Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Anaheim Ducks he has the privilege of monitoring the performance of some of the top players in the world on a daily basis. However, in the summer he spends his time in Whitby, Ontario overseeing several hundred athletes from various disciplines through his company Elite Training Systems. In addition, he is the Director of Health and Performance for the Canadian Hockey League, Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour Canada, in addition to various other roles in the field of sports performance.
Mark joined us in Vancouver to discuss the Power of Play. His presentation focused on long-term athlete development and reinforced that “Play” shouldn’t be viewed as mindless activity, but instead as motivating means for athletes of all ages to discover their true potential.
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