Author Archives: Jennifer Matras

Weekly Writing – PLAY

One of my favorite moments last summer was when we decided to take our training crew to a football field. Was it being outside that made it special? Not really. Was it doing different drills together? Not exactly. What made … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – DISTRACTIONS

Years ago I heard the following statement. “No bible, no breakfast. No bible, no bed.” It was a particular father emphasizing what beliefs they have in their home. I love this, not just because of the concept of reading scripture … Continue Reading

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Weekly Writing – DISAPPOINTMENT

It’s a common reaction to my lessons. A look of fear, body language of defeat or sometimes even big crocodile tears. There has also been the random cuss words, sticks thrown and stomping of the feet when disappointment hits that … Continue Reading

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Competitive Edge Skating Suggests ProStockHockey’s Goalie E-Book

Competitive Edge Skating and Strength Training (C.E.S.) is a company that thrives on helping others become the best they possibly can be. In his book, Unbeatable Mind, Retired Navy SEAL, Mark Divine, says there are 5 mountains one needs to … Continue Reading

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The Importance of In-Season Training By:  Josh Coenen, CSCS,  Strength Coach as C.E.S.         One of the biggest misconceptions in athletic performance is to stop training once the season starts. A lot of athletes and trainers fail … Continue Reading

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Where Does Power Come From

Jim McKee, MS, CSCS, CISSN, SPS Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for CES www.ceskating.com    Check us out on Facebook!       Power can be defined as force times velocity (f x v) or as work divided by time (w / … Continue Reading

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Stop the Insanity

Stop the Insanity By:  Jennifer Matras, head skating instructor at CES          If you don’t already know,  the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.   I recently got off … Continue Reading

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Coaching From the Heart (Part Two)

Coaching From the Heart (Part Two) By: Jennifer Matras, CES Head Skating Instructor           “Make my kid hurt!”  “Number 10 out there, he’s my son, work him extra hard!” “My player skates slow, so fix him!”   These are only a … Continue Reading

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Coaching From the Heart (Part One)

Coaching from the Heart (Part One) By:  Jennifer Matras, President of CES                 I can remember the looks of disappointment and the feeling of shame as my coach left my lesson as if it was yesterday.   Actually this happened multiple … Continue Reading

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The Olympic Lifts: True “Power Lifting”

The Olympic Lifts: True “Power Lifting” Jim McKee, MS, CSCS, SPS Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for CES            Power can be defined as force times velocity (f x v) or as work divided by time (w/t) (1). In sports it … Continue Reading

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