Every player goes through a series of on-ice and off-ice testing 3 times during the year. The testing takes place in September, December, and late May. Over the years we have narrowed our testing to approximately 25 tests which give us the most accurate and most complete assessment of a hockey player's improved level of performance and conditioning.
The coaching staff uses the tests results to clearly identify areas that players need to work on for their individual programs. The players use the testing results to set specific goals and to measure their success in reaching those goals. As they have small successes they gain more confidence and become more highly motivated to reach their next goal. If they are not reaching their goals they make adjustments to their training plan and are motivated to work harder.
Some of off-ice testing includes a measurement of body fat %, height and weight, grip strength, upper body strength, core strength, flexibility, power, VO2max, anaerobic sprint test including wingate testing, lactic acid threshold testing, agility testing, and speed endurance testing.