Leading Indicators

Physical Preparation

An athlete’s ability to prepare themselves through physical activation strategies is a vital injury prevention strategy. This ancillary and transferable skill is an inclusive skill required as a core competency for every athlete. With focus on stability, dynamic flexibility and functional strength key strategies to engage are emphasized.

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Protective Equipment

Individual protective equipment acts to prevent minor and serious injury is a key factor in prevention. Parents, athletes, equipment managers/trainers, coaches and even officials each have important oversight in ensuring equipment is up to standard and worn as intended.

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On-Ice Situational Awareness

Leading, organizing and teaching a hockey athlete correct fundamentals, techniques and tactics at the right time are a key strategy to prevent injury. Equipping players with a skill set matched to their age and stage ensures safe play.

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Sportsmanship & Ethics

Linking to the potential for sport to create opportunities for ethical and moral development just doesn’t happen. Sportsmanship, ethics and the values of sport, when practiced, provide the parameters for safe play. Teams must practice and reward safe play behavior systematically.

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