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Mike Pickles

Mike Pickles

Mike Pickles, D.FHP
Off-ice Hockey Training Specialist

Mike is the Founder of and Creator of Explosive Hockey Speed. He's a top Strength Coach in the South Surrey area of British Columbia and has rapidly established himself as a leader in the community for specializing in off-ice hockey development. Mike prepares high level players in the off-season at the Major Midget and Junior level, getting them ready for the CHL and NCAA. Mike is also a presenter and speaker on High Performance Hockey and in his spare time helps with the WHL Combine testing for the Okanagan Hockey Group.


  • 5 Keys to Achieve and Maintain your Peak Performance Level

    5 Keys to Achieve and Maintain your Peak Performance Level

    You’re either still in the playoff race or you’re one and done. Regardless, if you don’t know how to recover from the rigorous energy spent, you’ll quickly find yourself exhausted when you least expect it

    By: Mike Pickles
    Posted: March 15, 2017

  • How To Develop First Step Quickness

    How To Develop First Step Quickness

    The hardest part of my job is educating parents and coaches by having them understand the facts and myths about off-ice development. Most of all understanding that it’s a long-term process whereby there’s no quick fix or secret training method to develop speed overnight. 

    By: Mike Pickles
    Posted: October 14, 2016

  • The 5 Basics for Solid Hockey Nutrition

    The 5 Basics for Solid Hockey Nutrition

    One of the most common questions I get asked from parents is if I can talk to their kid about nutrition. Every team and player I work with gets educated on high performance nutrition, but it has to start in the home and be reinforced by their parents.
    By: Mike Pickles
    Posted: September 28, 2016



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