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Strength and Conditioning Programs – Hockey and Figure



Chris Martin has proven himself as one of the most sought after strength and conditioning coaches in Southern California. His understanding of human performance, passion for the game of hockey and ability to connect with his clients creates a second to none environment for athletic development.

At the Barron Hockey Academy, we provide a focused, hard working community, dedicated to achieving maximum potential for athletes of all ages and abilities.

Our training sessions have been broken down into 6 general areas of focus. We begin every 75 minute session with guided foam rolling and trigger point therapy, designed to improve tissue quality and begin preparing the body for the days training session. We then move onto our corrective exercise, mobility and “prehab” work. This will have us prepared for our movement based program, designed to improve balance, proprioception, agility, and movement efficiency. Next we move onto our power, force development, and acceleration with a variety of modalities being Medicine ball throws, Olympic lifting and Plyometrics. Finally, we finish up the session with the strength component of our workout. All of these areas are attacked in 3 week phases with progressions, once the athlete has demonstrated movement competency.

Not only will you be training with your teammates but the athletes you will be competing against in the upcoming season. This is an invaluable motivator. It also allows our athletes to address specific injury prevention and strength imbalance among hockey players while making desired gains in size, strength, and flexibility without compromising speed.

The team work between the on ice skills coaches and off-ice specialists at Barron Hockey Academy allows for a convenient and effective environment to make the most out of your summer training. Professional, college, and major junior hockey players call our training facility home for a reason. Now it is your turn to find out what exactly is happening to the future of off-ice development for you or your athlete. If you are ready to take your game to the next level, there is no excuse to train anywhere else.



It is important for all athletes to get the proper training both on and off the ice to reduce the risk of injuries and to meet their full potential.  The summer is the time to make sure you are conditioned for the upcoming competitive season.

Conditioning sessions will be a circuit training format consisting of high intensity exercises including resistant training, aerobic and anaerobic exercises, core stability, plyometric (power) exercises, as well as balance and flexibility exercises.  The benefits to our program are the following:

  • Increase Flexibility
  • Increase Vertical Jump
  • Increase Speed, Strength and Balance
  • Prevent Injuries

An off-ice conditioning program should be geared specifically to the skater’s needs, helping them improve in all aspects of their skating.  The focus should be on improving strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and body awareness, as well as focusing on agility, jumping and landing techniques.  The more practice a skater has on jumps, landing positions and spirals off the ice, will enhance muscle memory and on-ice performance.


“I’ve been working with Chris Martin for a couple of summers now, and can certainly say that both summers have been the most productive of my career.  It is clear that Chris knows how to develop a player physically in order to reach their maximum potential.  At the end of each summer, I am faster and more powerful.  I am at a point in my career where I need to gain an advantage in any way possible, and Chris gives all of his clients the tools to do so.”

Adam Reid
Northeastern University NCAA Div. I

“Chris Martin is far and away the best trainer I know, especially for hockey.  He not only gets the best out of his clients but he is always trying to improve himself.  I would highly recommend Chris for any hockey player who wants to reach the next level.  I would not be where I am today without Chris.”

Kendall Culbertson
New England Wolves Jr. A

“Off-ice with Chris is extremely technical and professional.  He has a ridiculous understanding of the body and how to work, stretch and balance it.  It has been by far the most informative and in depth training that I have had.  It’s all technical and intense and I hope I can come back as soon as possible.”

Alex Falconer
Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School

“The off-ice training sessions with Chris are very technical, while gaining strength at the same time.  Chris has a great knowledge of strength training and works on strength with injury prevention, to make you more powerful on the ice and stay free from injury.”

Chase Phelps
Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School

“Our boys especially love the dryland weight training.  The instructors are all very educated, knowledgeable, and care about their athletes.  Our boys are goal setters, and with the way you have set up your program, whereas you have the boys going through phases, tracking their progress and following their nutrition has been an insurmountable help to them.  Thank you very much for bringing your talents and building a training program here in California.  We truly appreciate it.”

Sherry Hummitsch (Riley and Scott)
OCHC Midget 16 AAA



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