Of Dragons and Dreams: My Battles with Envy

Look, it’s easy for me to write what I’m excited to share. Like learning a language in a month by talking to topless women, or getting an internship with my childhood hero. This isn’t like that. It was hard to write, it’s harder to read back, and it’ll be even harder to admit to those … Continue reading Of Dragons and Dreams: My Battles with Envy

David’s Declassified Gym Survival Guide

[Calling all 2000’s Nickelodeon kids: This show did not get the love it deserves.] College gyms suck. As if college weren’t crazy enough, the barriers and challenges to maintain a gym routine present preposterous predicaments.  For starters, they’re a pool of hormones, emotions, and stress. Once you add the sweat, stench, and close quarters, many … Continue reading David’s Declassified Gym Survival Guide

Rosie’s Rules for Success, Happiness, and an Awesome Life

Oh, Adolescence. A locked bedroom door meant a moment of peace and quiet.  Solitude, an escape from trivial stress and an entrance to the black hole of YouTube searches, video games, and blogs.  On one Saturday afternoon spent in my room in late 2012, I stumbled through the vortex of the fitness internet and landed … Continue reading Rosie’s Rules for Success, Happiness, and an Awesome Life

Becoming You: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

“You were a strength coach and now you’re studying writing because you want to become an entrepreneur?”  “Yup, you got it.” “But you’re in a program where you make your major?” “Exactly.” “Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense,” I retrospectively think. Explaining what we study, what career we want or have, is a constant struggle. … Continue reading Becoming You: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

What It Takes to Play NCAA DI Hockey: The Similarities and Differences Between DI and DIII Players

The difference between playing NCAA Division III and Division I hockey is the difference between pursuing hockey as a passion or a career. Between paying for college, or going on a scholarship. Between having the best resources at your fingertips, and the limited resources of a smaller school. It’s a potentially life altering difference.  Yet, … Continue reading What It Takes to Play NCAA DI Hockey: The Similarities and Differences Between DI and DIII Players

What I Learned From Devan McConnell

In June 2018 on a Saturday morning, I found myself at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s annual Vermont State Clinic at the University of Vermont.  I was especially excited for one of the morning’s speakers, Devan McConnell. Familiar with him through podcasts and websites like hockeystrengthandconditioning.com, I was drawn to his accumulated hockey wisdom, … Continue reading What I Learned From Devan McConnell