HEALTHY EATING FOCUS: Add some nuts and seeds to your meals/snacks!
Check on Meagan Duhamel’s website for more information:
MINDFULNESS FOCUS: Add some movement outside in nature; Take a forest bath!
SUPPLENESS ASSESSMENTS will take place on: Saturday September 24th, 2016 during off-ice classes.
Suppleness is a key element of the long term athlete development model.
GSC’s suppleness assessments are competed 2-3 times a year. The assessments provide formative feedback to skaters and coaches which highlights both strengths and areas to develop. Monitoring suppleness helps coaches to take advantage of the suppleness “window of opportunity” (I.e., The time in growth when it is easiest to develop suppleness) and monitor suppleness to prevent injury.
ALL skaters (even those that normally do not attend Saturday off-ice classes) are encouraged to come on the 24th to participate in the suppleness assessment.
CLICK ON THE LINK OR IMAGE BELOW FOR EXERCISES TO PREPARE FOR THE ASSESSMENT:
Gloucester Skating Club is partnering with Hockey Canada for the World Cup of Hockey Day/weekend on September 10 & 11, 2016!
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER HOMEWORK PART 1:
CHECK OUT MEAGAN DUHAMEL’S “Lutz of Greens” Site for motivation to eat and live well.
THEN Post your favourite part of Meagan’s site/blog on our GSC Off-ice Facebook page!
LUTZ OF GREENS
Create a Gratitude Journal – Let’s choose our best focus now and throughout the summer!
See the link below to learn more about a gratitude journal.
Basically all you need is some paper/journal and a pen!
REVISED FITNESS TESTING
JUNE 2016 NOTICE
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2016 (REVISED***)
Bronze – 5:20 to 6:20 P.M. (GSC class,10 mins earlier), AND see other time below
Silver/Comp B – 6:30 to 7:20 P.M. (GSC class), AND 7:20 to 8:20 P.M.
THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2016
Gold/Comp B – 5:30 to 6:20 P.M. (GSC class), AND 6:20 to 8:00 P.M.
Comp A/Elite – 4:30 to 5:30 P.M. (GSC class), AND 6:20 to 8:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2016 (NEW***)
Bronze – 5:20 to 6:20 P.M. (GSC class,10 mins earlier)
LOCATION: CRUSH SPACE
****Skaters are asked to attend the full time allotted for their level****
Why: For first time fitness test participants, these tests provide a baseline to compare with future results. For those skaters who participated in fitness tests in the past, these test results will show improvements since the last test and/or further areas for improvement. The aim of these tests is to support optimal athletic development and performance. The results of these tests will be collected, privately distributed to each individualʼs coach, and securely stored for future personal comparison.
Free to all skaters participating in JUNE 2016 & SUMMER 2016
GSC STAR/COMPETITIVE Skate programs.
PRETEST INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL ATHLETES:
- HAVE ONLY A LIGHT MEAL ONE OR TWO HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING (BRING A SMALL SNACK IF YOU FEEL YOU WILL GET HUNGRY OVER A 2‐4 HOUR PERIOD)
- BE WELL HYDRATED (BRING A WATER BOTTLE)
- WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHES AND SHOES (e.g. RUNNING SHOES, T‐SHIRT & SHORTS)
- ENSURE THAT YOU ARE FREE FROM INJURY AND ILLNESS
- AFTER ALL TESTING YOU SHOULD ACTIVELY COOL DOWN AND STRETCH.
Look forward to seeing you at your upcoming testing.
Stefanie Partridge GSC Off-ice Director
JUNE 2016 Fiitness Testing Notice_revised June 10. 2016
JUNE SUSTENANCE FOCUS: Eat 5 different fresh veggies everyday!
JUNE STRENGTH FOCUS: Uptown funk routine everyday!
JUNE SUPPLENESS FOCUS: Spirals – Hold spiral and pulse 20 times; Hold spiral as high as possible for 10 sec.; Repeat 5 times; Everyday!