Success in sport depends on great planning and organization in the training process. Over the course of a season, these components are crucial in managing the stress that players endure from injury, fatigue, extensive travel, constant practice, and playing schedule.

You cannot train the same way in-season as you would during the off-season. Training must be separated through planned periodization; systematically dividing the year into Preparatory (off-season), Competitive (in-season), and Transition (post-season).

Current & Upcoming Programs

We are currently offering the 2021 Hockey Winter Training Program for hockey players, and the 2021 Winter Athletic Development Training Program for athletes.  

Starting in the spring, we will be offering the 2021 Hockey Off-Season Training Program for hockey players that will be a combination of both on-ice skills development, Athletes Fuel Cup, and off-ice strength & conditioning. For athletes, we will be offering the 2021 Spring Athletic Development Training Program.  More details to come at a later date. 

If interested in current or upcoming programs, please inquire via email ( or by phone (519-784-8118).

Strength & Conditioning

Training requires learning proper and efficient movement techniques from highly qualified strength and conditioning coaches.  It means following programs designed with the individual’s age, training experience, the sport, and the time of the year in mind.kaitlyn-isaac-rfess

Hockey Specific Training

Regardless of the sport and athlete’s age, we look to build a complete athlete.  However, our Hockey Specific program begins at the Peewee level and extends through minor hockey to the junior, OHL, NCAA, CIS, and professional levels.  We not only address specific athletic needs, but also training our players to the physical demands that the game of hockey presents.  This model allows us to build a well-rounded athlete who is physically prepared for the demands of the game, while drastically reducing the likelihood and frequency of hockey-related injuries.  Each block of training has a specific purpose and end goal, which will ultimately improve your on-ice performance.image2

On-Ice Training

The off-season is when athletes have the opportunity to take their game to the next level. It is the time when athletes concentrate on getting stronger, faster, more explosive, AND when they work to improve their individual skills.  We feel that the off-season is not the time that hockey players should be performing team skills such as flow drills, etc. Those skills are developed throughout the competitive playing season during team practices.  Instead, our off-season on-ice development programs focus on individual skills in conjunction with off-ice strength, speed, explosive power & conditioning training.

Athletes Fuel provides the most comprehensive development of a hockey player in Chatham-Kent. We offer an on-ice skills development program for NHL/professional, NCAA/USPORTS, OHL/Junior, and minor hockey players. They take place during the months of July and August.  These sessions are instructed by coaches who have played hockey at a high level.  They focus on transferrable skill development and game-play situations.

The Athletes Fuel Cup is a series of games between our NHL/professional, NCAA/USPORTS, OHL/Junior, and minor midget AAA hockey players, which provides our players with the necessary game-like conditions they will experience in-season and at their respective training camps.  This takes place during the month of August and has become a very popular event for members of the community and the media to follow and attend.



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Team Training

We feel that teams that train together, win together.  There is nothing better than training with your teammates in a competitive environment that focuses on individual improvement as well as team bonding.  We will work with your team to find a time that works best for your team’s schedule.  Programming will be developed based on the team’s age and needs.  Athletes Fuel Team Training extends to a variety of sports.


  • Chatham Outlaws/Crush: Midget AA, Bantam AA, Bantam A
  • Chatham-Kent Cyclones AAA: Minor Midget, Minor Bantam, Peewee (Major/Minor)
  • Chatham Cobras AA: Minor Midget, Major Bantam, Minor Bantam, Peewee (Major/Minor)

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Training Program Staples

  • SPEED – Acceleration, Deceleration, Transitional, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running Mechanics, Footwork
  • EXPLOSIVE POWER – Olympic Lifting, Medicine Ball, Jumping & Landing Techniques
  • FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH – Focus on Upper Body, Lower Body & Core/Pillar Patterns
  • CONDITIONING – Improving Sport-Specific Conditioning and Work Capacity by Developing the Alactic, Lactic, and Aerobic Energy Systems
  • FLEXIBILITY – Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling), Stretching Variations, Muscle Activation, Improved Range of Motion
  • INJURY REDUCTION – Drastically Reduce the Risk of Common Sports Injuries (e.g. ACL tears, groin and hip flexor strains, ankle sprains, shoulder separations, etc), Identify & Correct Muscular Imbalances, Balance & Stabilization
  • OVERALL – Compete with more Confidence and Ultimately Improve Performance

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