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Attention parents, coaches and athletes involved in Minor and Junior Hockey. Talent is Overrated” what matters is adaptation and long-term athletic development. Our goal with this event is to share critical resources with the hockey community to improve on-ice performance, reduce injuries, improve speed with track workouts, and the mental game impact by specific presentations by our expert panel.



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1:30 - 1:40 Welcome and Openining Remarks
1:40 - 1:55 The Hockey Triad: How to prevent common hockey injuries
1:55 - 2:10 Injury Management: Behind the scenes of the Canadian World Junior Team 
2:10 - 2:25 Sprinting for Hockey Speed Development
2:25 - 4:40 The Mental Game Impact
2:40 - 3:00 Panel Discussion Open Q & A 


EXPERT PANEL----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Thomas Lam "The Hockey Triad: How to prevent common hockey injuries"

Dr. Thomas Lam, President and Director of Sport Science FITS, is a Sport Scientist and Chiropractor whose has built FITS to Build Better Athletes thorough strategies aimed at injury prevention, improving athletic development, and enhancing recovery and regeneration. His work has contributed to 8 Olympians, World Champions, Professionals Athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, CFL, over 40 National Team Titles, 50 Provincial Club Titles, and over 100 NCAA Div. 1 Athletes (Basketball, Volleyball, Alpine Ski Racing, Hockey, Baseball, Football and Soccer). Dr. Lam speaks around the world, consults with national, provincial and professional sport organizations, and conducts research investigated how motor control impacts injury risk. His efforts have lead to the development of the Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention System, Flight School and sport specific injury management strategies.


Desai Williams "Sprinting for Hockey Speed Development"

  • Level IV NCCP certified
  • 3 Time Olympian
  • Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Grey Cup Champion 2004 Toronto Argos
  • National Team sprints and relay coach  2009-2015


Brenley Shapiro "The Mental Game Impact"

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Certified Mental Game Coach
Founder of Heads Up Mental Game Coaching





Adam Shoff (Moderator)

He specializes in player development and in the past 3 years has worked with the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Owen Sound Attack (OHL), NHL Alumni, Dwayne Roloson’s Goalie School, the College Hockey Experience and the Toronto Titans (GTHL). Adam graduated from The College at Brockport with a degree in Exercise Physiology while serving as Captain of the Men’s NCAA Hockey Team.



  • Hockey FITS Metrics – The numbers of Injury Prevention and Performance for Hockey Athletes – $60 (Save $90)
  • Early access and a 10% discount to our Spring and Summer Hockey Development Program (Full Registration Required)
  • Special Team Training Rates
  • Exclusive On-line access to our updating hockey resources, guidelines and journal articles


Cancellation policy

Please inform us 24 hours prior to the event so we can make appropriate seating and logistical adjustments. 


FITS Toronto (2nd floor of Buckingham Arena) 57 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON, M3k 2B6, Canada Get Directions


FITS is the first facility of it’s kind in Canada where Sport Science integrates expertise in sports medicine, athletic development, nutrition, rest and recovery, neurophysiological development, the Long Term Athletic Development model, motor skill acquisition, and sport performance. Our main focus is Movement Development, and it`s the reason why we`ve been successful in resolving musculoskeletal injuries, preventing injuries and improving sport performance.