Training To Be A Hockey Player: The Balancing Act

Training to be a Hockey Player: The Balancing Act When I think back to when I was 18 years old, I had just finished my first year of Junior ‘A’, playing for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the MJHL. After a rough season of 17 wins and 45 losses, we all went in for our exit […]

The Effect Of Sports On Children

Perhaps we’re preaching to the choir here, but we wanted to take a look at the effects and benefits of youth sports on a developing child in general. We already looked at the affect youth sports have young girls, which you can read HERE. A lot of those same principals will carry over to this article, […]

Need A Quick Dose Of Motivation? HERE!

We all have those days that you’re not feeling up to par. You’re unmotivated to get out there and conquer the world! We understand, but one of the biggest parts of being a coach or a role model is motivating those you’re trying to teach to get out there and get the work done, even […]

Hear It From The Pros! Why Getting Tested Is So Important!

We at Competitive Thread have been very fortunate to work with some incredible athletes, coaches, and trainers over the years who have been very supportive about what we’re trying to do with our development and testing camps. We truly believe taking part in our development camps and getting tested will help our athletes develop into […]

How To Read Your Testing Results

We sometimes get questions asking us to explain certain elements from a player’s testing results, so we thought it would be a great idea to do a step-by-step guide of what to expect when you get your results back (in less than 10 minutes after testing!) You’ll find your results on the website, where […]

Why Should You Get Sports Tested?

In collaboration with Game Ready and Football BC, we’re hosting an enhanced football combine, allowing players to see how they compare globally with their peers! You can register HERE. AUGUST 16TH IN COQUITLAM! In collaboration with Firsar, we’ll be hosting an open male AND female on-ice testing session! You can register HERE. With two huge […]

Competitive Thread Partners With Football BC And Game Ready To Provide Open Player Assessments

Competitive Thread announced today that they have partnered with Football BC and Game Ready to offer football players the opportunity to see how they compare globally to their peers. “We are very excited to join forces with Football BC and Game Ready to enhance football combines and provide them with both accurate and meaningful data,” […]

Competitive Thread Partners With Stony Plain Minor Hockey To Provide Player Evaluation Assessments

Competitive Thread announced today that they have partnered with Stony Plain Minor Hockey to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of time trials during the evaluation process for novice-aged players. “We are very excited to join forces with SPMHA and enhance the evaluation process by providing them with a reliable and accurate solution to use during […]

Firstar Open Male And Female Hockey Testing- Coquitlam

Competitive Thread announced today that they will be hosting a male and female open, on-ice testing session in partnership with Firstar at Planet Ice in Coquitlam, BC on Sunday August 16, 2015. Testing will be available to Goalies and Skaters from Atom all the way up to Midget. “This is a great opportunity for athletes […]

The Benefits Of Sports On Young Women

Whether you’re a male or female, physical activity is an incredibly important piece of leading a healthy lifestyle. One of the easiest ways to be more physically active is to participate in sports. Unfortunately, there is something of a cultural stigma that results in girls participating in sports in fewer numbers than boys. But there […]