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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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Treat Every Training Session Like a Balanced Meal

Treat Every Training Session Like a Balanced Meal

When successful hockey players step in the weight room, they’re getting the sports performance equivalent of a balanced meal. By that I mean that they’re getting all of the nutrients (IE, training stimuli) they need to improve their performance on the ice. When...

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10 Ways to Make At-Home Skills Training More Game-Realistic

10 Ways to Make At-Home Skills Training More Game-Realistic

Getting extra training outside of team practice is important to reaching your goals. But training at home can often be repetitive, solitary and frustrating. You put in lots of hours, but don't see that much improvement in real games. Below are 10 simple and effective...

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Hard Skill Sports vs. Soft Skill Sports

Hard Skill Sports vs. Soft Skill Sports

In this blog post, I'd like to take a deep look at one of the key "talent tips" from Daniel Coyle's The Little Book of Talent. Coyle is the author of both the in-depth book The Talent Code and the summary of tips known as The Little Book of Talent. Both books have a...

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Treat Every Training Session Like a Balanced Meal

Treat Every Training Session Like a Balanced Meal

When successful hockey players step in the weight room, they’re getting the sports performance equivalent of a balanced meal. By that I mean that they’re getting all of the nutrients (IE, training stimuli) they need to improve their performance on the ice. When...

read more
10 Ways to Make At-Home Skills Training More Game-Realistic

10 Ways to Make At-Home Skills Training More Game-Realistic

Getting extra training outside of team practice is important to reaching your goals. But training at home can often be repetitive, solitary and frustrating. You put in lots of hours, but don't see that much improvement in real games. Below are 10 simple and effective...

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