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BRS High Performance Hockey

BRS High Performance Hockey is a Denver, Colorado based LLC offering performance-oriented ice hockey player development through private & semi-private lessons, camps, team training and off-ice strength & conditioning. Our program is founded upon the ”4 Pillar Approach” of (1) coaching fundamental skills through exploration and experimentation, (2) training problem solving through a constraints-led approach, (3) developing athleticism & physical literacy and (4) using science-based, age-appropriate strength & conditioning practices.

Our teaching methods are not the traditional “drill-based” or “technique-out” model in which students are taught to perform in a pre-determined drill but not necessarily to translate this improvement to the chaotic environment of a real game. Instead, our teaching methods are based on an “environment-in” model, meaning that we provide athletes with rich, game-representative learning environments that actually develop the functional and adaptive skills that are necessary to meet the demands of a dynamic game environment. We don’t teach rigid techniques because a hockey game is not a rigid environment!

Athletic Development

In general, the best hockey players (and the longest lasting hockey players) are the best overall athletes. At BRS High Performance Hockey, our on-ice and off-ice programming is designed to develop well-rounded athletes rather than hockey robots. 

Fundamental Skills

Through private lessons, camps and team training, we offer progression-based skills coaching that lays the foundation for future success in hockey. We can help you improve performance in the areas of skating, shooting, passing, stickhandling and checking. 

Problem-Solving Skills

A hockey game is not a test of who can do the best C-cut up and down the ice with no pressure. Our teaching methods are unique in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region because we teach players to solve-problems while cooperating with teammates, competing against opponents and performing within the context of constrained, non-linear and game-realistic environments.

Strength & Conditioning

Athletes of all ages can benefit from performance-oriented, age-appropriate and science-based strength & conditioning programming. BRS Hockey founder Brandon Reich-Sweet is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with years of experience helping athletes translate their work in the weight room to improved on-ice performance. 

Athletic Development

In general, the best hockey players (and the longest lasting hockey players) are the best overall athletes. At BRS High Performance Hockey, our on-ice and off-ice programming is designed to develop well-rounded athletes rather than hockey robots. 

Fundamental Skills

Through private lessons, camps and team training, we offer progression-based skills coaching that lays the foundation for future success in hockey. We can help you improve performance in the areas of skating, shooting, passing, stickhandling and checking. 

Reactive Skills Application & Multitasking

A hockey game is not a test of who can do the best C-cut up and down the ice with no pressure. Our teaching methods are unique in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region because we teach players to use multiple skills at once in response to game-like stimuli while moving at game-speed. 

Strength & Conditioning

Athletes of all ages can benefit from performance-oriented, age-appropriate and science-based strength & conditioning programming. BRS Hockey founder Brandon Reich-Sweet is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with years of experience helping athletes translate their work in the weight room to improved on-ice performance. 

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          If you coach, you’ve been there. You expected to have a full-ice practice and, when you show up to the rink, you find out that you’re practicing on half-ice. One of your goalies is out sick. You only have 10 of your usual 15 skaters at practice. When you...

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            In my last post, I wrote about the importance of making sure that pre-game warm-ups look like the hockey game that is about to be played. Whenever you are preparing for a game, you need to keep this in mind. Let’s take this concept one step further and...

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