What’s New In The Duckett Performance Centre?

  • With the winter hockey season behind us, it is time to start thinking about 'off-season' development. As important as rest is, inactivity is not a productive use of time for young athletes trying to excel at their sports and improve general athleticism. Whether it is working on skills specific to your 'main sport' or working on growing the base of your general athletic skills, you can recover from your winter hockey season while taking part in activities other than hockey.

As we look down the road to the spring, we want to ensure everyone is aware of our off-season training programs at the Edge School/Duckett Performance Centre. Beginning April 8th, our Young Guns  program will enable grade 3-7 athletes to do off-ice training 2-3 times each week. Sessions will be held at 3:30-430 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 am on Saturdays, until June 15th.

Each 60-minute Young Guns session includes movement skill training, neuromuscular strength training, conditioning and flexibility. Throughout the 10-week Spring block (April 8-June 15), competition and fun will also remain central to our development process.

Our program packages are flexible and customizable to ensure that there is a plan that fits every athlete. For more information or to register, click the link below. If you have questions about customized packages please contact Ross at rmccain@edgeschool.com for details.


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  • Big congrats to @jacob.elms on signing with the @nyrangers! #paytheman #originalbantam @nhl @edge.school @whlhurricanes @westernhockeyleague #yyc #calgary #newyork #lethbridge #nyc #bigapple
  • Congrats to @dillondube on being named @theahl Player of the Week. @ahlheat @nhlflames @kelownarocketswhl #paytheman #dubes #yyc #calgary
  • Congrats to @tarohirose on signing his contract with the @detroitredwings! #paytheman #nhl #detroit #detroitredwings #yyc #edgeschool #msu @edge.school @msu_hockey @msu_athletics @michiganstateu @sasilverbacks @nhl @ncaa @ncaaicehockey
  • Congrats to @kithirosee on committing to the Minnesota State Mavericks! @maverickshockey @mnstatemankato @minnesotastatemavericks @edge.school @sasilverbacks @ncaa @ncaaicehockey #paytheman #yyc #D1 #edgebantamprep #edgebantamoriginal @gobchl
  • We are 2 weeks out from playoffs and @huffman__adam and @er342 have the @edgeprepbasketball acute:chronic workload ratios (ACWR) locked in.

ACWR is calculated by dividing the previous week’s workload by the average workload of the previous 4 weeks. Being in the sweet spot, the green area marked in the graph, is ideal for development and injury reduction. Working outside of the green zone increases risk of injury.

The ACWR can be calculated using internal or external workload values. With the @edgeprepbasketball team we are using @polarglobal heart rate monitors during every bout of exercise to track workload. @edge.school #yyc #strengthandconditioning #basketball @underarmourca @nikebasketball @niketraining @nike @nikeeyb #paytheman #todayfortomorrow @npacanada @northpolehoops
  • @trainwithpush. @matt5tin. Measuring velocity allows you to stay in your appropriate load/intensity range for your current level of readiness. The push band provides instant feedback to the coach and athlete and immediately adds engagement and intent to every lift. #pushband #paytheman #highschoolstrength #s&c #strengthandconditioning #yyc #calgary #trainwithpush
  • Spring/Summer training registration is now open! For more information or to register go to http://tinyurl.com/y3kagx9n or email Ross at rmccain@edgeschool.com #yyc #strengthandconditioning #hockey #paytheman #yourbetterstartshere #todayfortomorrow

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The Duckett Performance Centre (DPC) has earned an elite reputation as a premier training centre for high performance athletes. The DPC offers teams, groups and individuals alike, state-of-the-art equipment and professional services at a world-class level. The DPC plays host to aspiring athletes along with Olympic and Stanley Cup Champions.

The DPC has been designed with an acute attention to detail. The treadmills, Keiser functional trainers, medicine balls, free weights, high-end Mondo flooring and Olympic-quality straight track combined with the DPC staff’s meticulous training programs ensure that each athlete benefits to his or her maximum potential.

Key Performance Features

VO2 Max Testing

Wingate Analysis

Movement Assessment

Assessment of Performance Measures

Personalized Programming

Certified Strength Coaches

Keiser Suspension Units

Woodway Treadmills

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