Thank you for being a beacon of hope for all of us. Your resiliency and will to live are ingrained in all of us. We are all more courageous because you showed us how to defeat fear. We love you Ma, and we miss you. Until we meet again. 💜
Great catching up with good friend Daniel Ciampini, or Champ as he’s known. Great to hear his perspectives on so many things with respect to how to be committed to what you love to do, because being diligent and working hard are the little things that can make the biggest differences. It’s all about understanding the economics; supply & demand! Oh, and he’s a National Champion.... and has his MBA. And keeps up with the Kardash... ok, Pop Culture. Great episode today! Have a listen!
Hey guys! Guess what? We are back and definitely on the path towards bringing a ton more value! First up: Kyle Reidhead from Health Simple. Simply put, this episode is nutritious! Packed full of high quality info, we dive right into trying to dispel some common myths around athletes and nutrition / lifestyle choices, and do our best to give some actionable details for you to try. At the end of the day, it’s about trying it for yourself. Forget blindly listening to what we say, try it out for yourself and see if you can experience a lot of the benefits that we have learned along the way. One thing is for sure: we wish we would have had this info readily available when we were young(er)! Either way, we are making it work for us now, so have a listen and see if you can give yourself a head start!
At the intersection of athletics and personal branding, we meet .... a stand up comic with a bunch of Gold Medals🥇 that likes combat sports? 🥊 Possibly in the future! Either way, it was great to have Zach on the show to discuss what he has been up to! Zach has had some amazing achievements thus far in his hockey career, winning gold at most levels of International representation for Canada🍁. As well, he has built himself a nice community on social media that he keeps engaged by constantly showing small bits of who he is. The key is authenticity and communicating a positive message! Zach is a recent signing with the Vegas Golden Knights, and he is looking for a fresh start in a place that has captured the attention of all hockey fans! It’s no coincidence that Zach would be on their radar! We also get some insights as to how goalies view training camp (hint: you vs the puck!). Merci Zach d'être sur le podcast! Et bonne chance cette saison!
In this episode, Daniel dives into some pressing issues with college teammate and goaltender Gordy Defiel. Topics such as the mental fortitude required to defy odds and acquire a Division 1 scholarship as a late bloomer. Also as many players struggle with the idea of retirement and life after playing and competing which is all they've known for a lifetime. Some hard hitting components to this episode make it a great listen for those dealing with similar issues, and having a hard time finding their warrior mindset in order to combat performance anxiety and self doubt.
If you want to be inspired, have a listen to this episode💥 Mason’s story is very unconventional to playing pro hockey, but what’s more of an anomaly is his absolute inability to make any kind of excuse. This is the kind of thing that makes or breaks success. Quite simply: if you’re looking for a story to inspire you, listen in to hear Mason talk and hear his perspective, it’s definitely worth the time. ⏱
Dennis Lindsay joins us with his wealth of knowledge, expertise and implementation strategies for athletic development and evaluation. Join us for a fantastic, informative episode about off ice and on ice testing parameters, why they are important, how to test them and why we even bother testing certain aspects of athleticism.🏃🏻♀️🤸🏼♂️🤾🏻♂️#RunJumpThrow
I’m just going to be completely honest, there are a lot of tips and actionable details in this episode about skills associated with mental resiliency and preparation. We talk about emotional resiliency and why that matters, and how you can improve it. 📈 Guys, we aren’t doing the episode justice, you just need to listen. Be ready to take some notes! 📝
Have you ever wondered what analytics are useful vs which are relevant? In this episode we take a look at how context makes all the difference when you're talking about understanding nuances of tracking stats and putting them to good use. Mike has a great take on this approach, and a lot of experience to draw from in his time doing analytical reporting for TSN & The NHL Network. He also talks about his newest role working at Sportlogiq and what he has learned there that is helping him tell new stories at "The Point". Great episode to learn more about stats & hockey analytics! 📊📈
What's the ROI of an upside down 🥅? It doesn't really matter, but you should tune into the Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave to see why that is relevant to them! Really enjoyed this chat with Jordie from over at the Cave. They really have a unique thing going on there, and it's very engaging and very much about promoting fanship around hockey. What is very apparent from the first moment you see their content is that their personalities stand out; they are just some nice people who love hockey and like to talk about it!🚨 In our world of player development, you might be wondering why this is relevant. Well, there are a few ways, which we discuss on the show, but mostly it's about getting more people to love hockey! In our opinion, things like the Cave need to exist going forward in the new age of technology, helping more people to love hockey, to help make our jobs easier eventually when they want to translate that "love of the game" into full-on development! 💥Have a listen! 🎧
THIS EPISODE IS STRAIGHT FIRE 🔥. You really want to grab a notepad and take some notes from our inaugural professorship with one of my oldest friends! Who just happens to know a thing or several in the area of neuroscience. And more specifically, performing under pressure. Listen guys, if I’ve ever brought you some value, this episode trumps that. Not only do we tackle some pretty cool stuff, but we also translate it to practical actions, and we go deep on a few personal issues that I think might resonate with you. Either way, Dr. P is well spoken and has a lot of knowledge to share, so please please have a listen, it’s one of my own personal favourites to date! Enjoy! 💥
On this episode we take a look into what makes an off season program work, and how it can be applied. You must work smart and hard in this time and realize that although rest is a weapon, work is a must as well. Enjoying the process and understanding how powerful this time can be as you recharge are both essential elements to a great off season. Periodization in terms of strength and conditioning are very important features of our off season lifestyle, planning the work and working the plan.
Ever wondered why less North Americans NHLers will represent their country at the World Championships than their European counterparts? Well, have a listen to hear our take as to why this is. From experience, we have seen both sides of the equation. We explain what’s at stake and what can be useful to the Euro’s vs what North Americans don’t know about playing in front of European fans! 🏟🏒🥅
Hey guys, this is just a very very important but often overlooked part of building your brand. People live on social media now, and it's super important to understand why that is, and why it's important. This is some quick advice as to why it's important and a few key points on how to start to understand how to use each platform to build your profile. Remember* that your Personal Brand = Your Reputation. People that you expect to be employed by are going to do their due diligence (if they're smart) and being able to portray your AUTHENTIC self is of great importance! Hit us up with questions if you need more info! 📲
In the age of parity in hockey, there are so few things left that are relatively untapped to use as a differentiator. Enter: intuition. Having Sport Specific IQ is just another way of saying you are coachable. You can be put in any scenario and have a firm grasp of what to do. Having that knowledge helps you make decisions quicker because you know what your opponent is thinking before they even think it! That’s great intuition. That’s also a great advantage! Hope you like this episode, it’s something I’m super passionate about, because it’s the thing that has allowed me to play professionally for as long as I have. The great differentiator!
Learning about what sugar is and how it affects our bodies is really a big step towards unlocking a potential you didn’t know you had. To help you perform better. Have a listen today if you’d like to begin the process of understanding what it is. Hopefully, it can spark your interest to continue to learn more. ❤️
To all of the people and families affected, we express our sincere condolences, and we pray for God to grant you strength in this moment. To all of those who have left us, we pray for you. And to the entire hockey community, we pray for you as well. Sending love to all members of the hockey community, we all need it in this moment.
Hey guys, just a quick note on a very specific tactic, team bonding. One that is so often overlooked, but so important to the success of any team. Find time to get to know your teammates on a personal level and you’ll see that you’ll start to play a little harder for them, and they will know that you have their back in any situation; even when they’ve made a mistake. So so important to make others feel like you’ve got their backs, because it makes them more fearless and will lead to good results.
On today's episode, we have Roanoke Jr. Dawgs Bantam team coach and defender Steve and Mason Esworthy, from Roanoke, Virginia. This Jr. Dawgs team worked with The Shiftd Hockey Program in the spring of 2017 prior to a 29-3-4 season that saw them capture the Carolina Hockey League's Bantam Championship on February 25th, 2018. On Shiftd Radio today we discuss the importance of Long Term Athletic Development vs the stress of chasing early athletic peaks. We also dive deep into the the Shiftd Hockey process and how it works from the players/coaches/parents perspective. The benefits, learning tools, resources available and passion that Shiftd Hockey possesses are all described by Steve and Mase as they document how our curriculum helped them this past season.
What a great, honest chat this was with Jordan! We dive right into some tough topics, like what to do after hockey and how to prepare for it. Jordan has some great advice for both youth hockey players and current pros; and his advice comes from having had the willingness to put in the hard work that it takes to make it. He has played pro for 11 seasons so far, so we think he's done a good job leading by example! And if you're someone who likes to think outside the box, you'll definitely love this 🔥 chat!!
Loved catching up with our friend Zach, and hearing what he's been up to. He is definitely a student of the game 👨🏻🏫; he brings a strong work ethic to his coaching and player development role, and you can see it in the success his teams are having, as well as the individuals he works with. Zach has a ton of enthusiasm for the sport of hockey, so it's nice to hear that he's doing well! 🕺🏻#NoDust
Mike & Dan truly just offer some very honest insight into what the company has been doing to date, where they see it heading, and understanding how valuable the Shiftd platform can be. Listen in to this really fun episode to hear why they love what they do, and what they believe will set them apart from others as they continue on.
Design. Culture. Brands. Hockey. 🏒 Listen in to the episode as we chat with Vince Arnone about his path to becoming a designer with some attention in the hockey community. The game of hockey has many different areas in which it can grow, and design is one key area. What people might not think of is the entire process that it takes to get each product to the players to use. Many times aesthetic design is the intial step. Listen in to hear what projects Vince has been working on and what he has planned, and what his goals are around the sport that he loves!
The episode sets the foundation for understanding how athletes train in-season. 🏋🏻♀️Each athlete is different; their summer training protocols set them up for peaking at different times, while their mindset towards training is what keeps them focussed. Learn how the schedule of each level of hockey plays a distinct role, and why it's so important to maintain your strength while in-season. 🏋🏻
Must. Listen. Episode🔥! If you’re a parent, player, coach, or a fan of hockey. 🎧 Really enjoyed chatting with David Manning about a wide range of topics; from mindset to how soccer and rugby are useful to planning hockey strategy, David’s knowledge and experience makes him a very resourceful person by nature. His strong grasp for teaching people as individuals has allowed him to have success, at a prestigious school. The program at St. Andrew’s College (SAC) is world class, and he has a lot to do with it! You guys are going to love this episode.
We go deep on a few topics on this episode, addressing things like mindset, fighting in hockey🥊🏒, and the state of hockey today. Brandon gives us very honest insight from someone who is still currently in the mix. Hearing his passion for the sport come through the speakers makes us understand how he's achieved almost 600 professional games; and his mindset of "earning it everyday" has catapulted him to a hockey career he once couldn't foresee. Have a listen! 🔥
This episode gives some insights into the experiences of going in either direction. Mike ➡️CHL / Daniel ➡️ NCAA . We had our friend Ted moderate with his questions. Have a listen and see what each path has to offer based on our experiences !
This was a super interesting conversation we got to have with Dave, who is a pro hockey player and also an aspiring business owner. Dave talks about a lot of things that athletes should be aware of, like the importance of learning new skills while you continue to play. His company Pro Sport Protection came to be because of a chance connection, that wouldn't have happened if he wasn't aware enough to take advantage of his network. Dave has also dominated the leagues he's played in throughout his pro hockey career, so it shouldn't surprise us! 💥
Really excited for you guys to listen to this episode! Jordan is a fun guy, with a lot of perspective that he's built on an 11-year pro career thus far. From small town Alberta to Belarus and back, Jordan has seen a few things. Oh, and he's been a pretty darn good player over those years as well. But what's interesting is how he views things, and in particular what he's done about them and how he responds to adversity. Always calm and collected, Jordan's leadership has made him a valuable resource to his teams, and will continue to serve him well.
🏒 If you are a hockey parent, a young hockey player, or even just like hockey in general, you need to listen up to this episode. ⚡️ Roman and his dad Owen join our show to talk about how they got started, why they continue to do what they do, and how Instagram started out for them. Listen to how documenting their process has lead them to opportunities and people that they might not have had the chance to encounter. Social media is connecting us all; this is how you use it to inspire others in the right way, by being authentic! 🙌🏻
Being a good teammate is about being accountable to yourself, and about understanding that you're all in it for the same reason. Your role is imperative; bring your best. Teammates are like family, except you see them more.
Essential oils are such a great weapon to use for combating illness, inflammation, and even bad breath! Take a listen to how Eucalyptus can help you perform better and stay healthy during the season! Because who wants to be missing games because you're sick?!?!
If little Johnny is disinterested in being out on the ice and gives 30% effort, and little Jake is giving 100% effort, who do you think is affected more? Listen to why it's important for you to either bring it when you're out there, or recognize when you're negatively affecting your peers who are trying to get better.
If you really want to know how kids view hockey in other places of the world, this is a tremendous place to start. Dominik Bittner, from a small town in Bavaria, Germany, shares his experiences and perspective of growing up in a country where hockey culture is not number 1; he shares how the culture is changing, for the better, in a place where hockey fans are extremely passionate! This is an amazing chat with a person who's passion for the sport is very evident when you hear him speak! Have a listen! ⚡️
Happy New Year to all of you! 2017 was such a great year full of tons of self-awareness and learning, and we know that 2018 will be amazing too, but first: we need to plan for it! Setting goals sets you apart from the rest. Find measurable and specific goals for you, and then match it with work ethic and 💥 you are off and running to start the year!
💛 This episode captures the golden heart for its sincerity and honest look at how family and sports are blended together, from the perspective of an athlete who's career can be defined as the leader. Mike has a great perspective on what it's like to lead, how great teams are formed, and why family is so important. "Watch what I do" is how Mike has left his mark on a sport he loves. Listen in for a great chat with an all around great human being!
Context is 🔑! This episode is a great bit of information that gives the listeners some great insights into how athletes can benefit from stats. Being able to watch your game back and see what transpires leading up to or after an event, is how you can start to see trends but also form habits or correct weaknesses. If you're a player or a parent or coach, have a listen and see what we athletes feel is the most beneficial part of tracking stats. We have a red light 🚨 alert, also!
Just a quick take on the new Sponsorship Agreement between Bitcoin Suisse &Rungsted Seier Capital. The future of sport is going to be super interesting. Will athletes be paid in Cryptocurrencies? Who knows. Either way, there are changes coming to the way things are now. Time will tell if we accept them, or if there will have to be new concepts created. Whatever the case, they have our attention!
This is such a great way to start off our Shiftd i.D Series, with one of our great friends Blake Parlett! Blake has been on 🔥 in the past couple years, winning a couple big time Championships! We talk about things that make up his mindset, his experiences, and how some things have helped shape who he is. We dive into what athletes are thinking as they navigate pro hockey, and dealing with success and failures. We also learn of our common affection for box jumps! Hope you enjoy the episode, we are thrilled Blake joined the show!
Hey guys, just wanted to give this bit of perspective for some of you that may need it. Being your own best friend is imperative, because when push comes to shove, no one is going to care enough about your problems because they have their own going on, so you need to do what you need to do to help yourself. Don't turn small setbacks into lingering funks. Break the habit quick and refocus on what you can control!
Listen to this quick rant about why hockey and fighting are two things that can't be separated. It's not because we are romantic about the actual fighting, but rather it keeps us players safe and accountable. If you toe the line with your actions, you'd better be prepared to answer the bell ! Let us know how you feel about it !
Being an athlete teaches us many things, like working well with teammates and being able to listen to direction. But what you might not expect is that the most vital skill we learn is what we learn about ourselves (HINT: it's self-awareness!) Listen in to hear some other skills that athletes can take with them to their day-to-day lives, and into their careers after hockey.
Athletes deal with highs and lows on a daily basis. One minute, you're at the top, and the next you're left out. Listen to how Delusion is an athletes best friend, and what mindset athletes can use to help them be motivated (hint* it's about how much time you have left in the game!) 🔥 We hope you enjoy hearing how these apply to us, and we hope this can help you in some way! Have fun; you can't do this forever . But WORK like crazy to get where you want to go!
Gratitude is such a crucial element to our day to day lives. The smallest things always add up to biggest life events! Amazingly, we discover how the things we didn't pay attention to as kids are really the most important parts of our days as adults. The small things. Be consistent! Be thankful you can be who you are.... you are a 4,000,000,000,000 : 1 long-shot at being you, but somehow: here you are! Gratitude will change your perspective and upgrade your performance by making you happier. Thanks for listening!
The start of Shiftd Radio! Learn about what Shiftd Hockey does, what/who we are, and how OUR Failures are so vital to YOUR success! This episode is straight truth about the state of hockey and where it's headed. We think you'll really enjoy learning about what we do, and it will offer some context about it. If you like this episode, please share it, and let us know what you thought! Thanks all! - Shiftd Team