Professional Hockey Products 4 Professional Hockey Players

There is no better way to keep perfecting your ice hockey skills then with at home and off-season training. NHL Players Thomas Chabot, Kris Versteeg and David Desharnais know this better than anyone. We asked them what their favorite product is from the new HockeyShot Product Lineup – here’s what they had to say!

Thomas Chabot had an elite hockey career before even stepping onto NHL arena ice. He had four goals and six assists in seven games to help Canada win the silver medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he was named MVP and Top Defenseman. In 2018, he again helped Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. On top of being taken as a defenseman with the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, we’d say Chabot has a pretty exciting career ahead of him.

When we asked Chabot about how HockeyShot Products could improve the training abilities of NHL Prospects, he told us,

“HockeyShot products are amazing for a prospect like me trying to make my way to the NHL.  The Allstar Tiles are super slick and very similar to ice and are great for stickhandling or shooting. The Passer Pro is ideal to practice one-timers and receiving passes like in-game situations.”

Here at HockeyShot we love to see kids with potential take their training to the next level with HockeyShot Products and Thomas Chabot is a great example of that.

One of the perks of being an NHL All-Star is the ability to travel and experience life on the road. That’s why it’s important to have durable gear that you can depend on, like HockeyShot Products. Kris Versteeg knows what it’s like to live a hockey life on the move. After helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010 as a regular; he made stops with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers before returning back to Chicago to help them win the Stanley Cup for the second time in 2015. Kris has been a free agent with the Calgary Flames since 2016 and spends lots of time keeping up his trademark grit around the net.

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When we asked Kris Versteeg what his favorite HockeyShot Training Products are, he couldn’t pick just one! One of his favorites is the HS Synthetic Ice which Kris said had a great impact on his skills because

“Being able to practice my game anytime I want at my home with HockeyShot Synthetic Ice is an unbelievable feeling. Having the artificial ice readily available for training is an experience that can’t be duplicated anywhere but HockeyShot.”

What’s better than HockeyShot Synthetic Ice? Synthetic Ice training drills with the HockeyShot Speed Deke Trainers of course!  Kris said

“I’m now capable of practicing my stickhandling on or off the ice with the HS Speed Deke Trainers. They give me the flexibility I need to truly get the most out of my training. Arrange this tool any way you want. HockeyShot has the most solid training products I have ever tested.”

Thanks Kris!

Hockey Shot was inspired by small town kids who want to perfect their ice hockey skills, kids like David Desharnais. Coming from a village of 2,600 residents in southern Quebec, he has succeeded in crossing over into the big leagues of the NHL, using his technical skills to outrank the competition and play as a free agent for the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers. HockeyShot was a big part of David Desharnais development as he told us,

“Being smaller than the average NHL player, I need to rely on my skills and speed to compete at the highest level. HS Products are the best I’ve come across and they allow me to work on my skills at home during the season and be the best I can be. I wish I had those when I was a kid!  I strongly recommend them to anyone looking at taking their game to the next level!”

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The best way to keep maximizing your potential as an ice hockey player is to practice, practice, practice. And with the help of HockeyShot Products, training can not only step up your game but also be a fun and enjoyable way to spend your time off the ice.

Recent NHL Draft Picks, Michael & Ryan McLeod Train With HS – Part 1

Check out these guys’ skills! Today we have a set of star studded hockey tutorial videos for you. First up we have brother’s Ryan and Michael McLeod, who have been training over at the BTNL Training Centre using only the best Hockey Shot products. Michael was drafted in 2016 to the New Jersey Devils as the #12 pick in the first round. Ryan, following in his brother’s footsteps, was drafted in 2018 to the Edmonton Oilers.



Here we see Ryan using the HS Off-Ice Speed Deke Trainer, a new addition to the Hockey Shot Product Line. Both McLeod brothers have been using the Speed Deke Trainer to improve their stick handling and create a flexible space to be able to deke.

His deft puck handling skills and control over his speed are the defining aspects of his offensive abilities.
— As Curtis Joe said about the oldest sibling

Keep up the great work, Michael!

Next up Ryan demonstrates the ultra-useful HS Extreme Defender. Ryan has been using the Extreme Defender during weeks of training, and it still looks as good as ever! As ISS Hockey 2017 said , he is an “effortless skater, extremely fluid in all aspects, great speed & edges”, 2018 is expected to be Ryan’s breakout year.

After getting his offensive practice on the Extreme Glide Synthetic Ice panels, Ryan goes for the goal with the HS Extreme Shooter Tutor. Congratulations on being chosen 40th overall at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Connor McDavid and the rest of the Oilers are lucky to have you.



Chances are you have heard of Pavel Barber, the legendary stickhandling specialist. After 20+ years in the business, Pavel has brought a new dimension to Hockey Training Camps by providing coaching on areas of expertise that not many players have. HockeyShot is constantly working with hockey professionals like Pavel to create new and inventive ways to help you improve your game. His skills are next level, the technology is advanced, and the players just keep getting better.



Finally, we leave you with a teaser from the NHL Professional Camp in August 2017.

HockeyShot and BTNL love to work with professional athletes to see how we can improve the training of those who aspire to be in the NHL. Even the pros use Hockey Shot equipment, like Off-Ice Speed Deke Trainer you see in the video below. Keep watching for more training videos so you can play like the NHL star of your dreams!





How NHL Players Train & Why They Choose HockeyShot

Nobody knows how to keep their game sharp like an All-Star NHL Hockey Player. HockeyShot has a long-standing relationship with some of the best of the best in the NHL, and is always pumped to be able to help them improve their training. We’ve gathered some of our favorite NHL Hockey players to give us their thoughts on the new Hockey Shot Product Line Up.

If you don’t know John Tavares you may be living under a rock. After being selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Tavares went on to become Captain of the New York Islanders and has arguably become one of the top ice hockey players in the NHL. Recently he signed a 7-year, $77 million deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, his hometown team.

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John plays center so he knows a thing or two about needing to train all aspects of your game to stay on top. John especially loves the Hockey Shot Passer Pro.

“I’m always looking for an edge to my game. HockeyShot products, like the Passer Pro, are great to help keep my puck handling & shooting sharp during the summer. All of their products help me to prepare better for the next season.”
— When asked, John told us

Next up we have one of the darlings of Finnish hockey, Aleksander Barkov. The son of a former Russian national team member, Barkov was chosen as the 2nd overall pick in 2013 by the Florida Panthers. He is an offensive threat and an absolute inspiration for any youngsters looking to get excited about playing ice hockey.

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One of the reasons Barkov plays with such high confidence is he knows the power of at home training. HockeyShot has been right alongside Barkov, helping him develop his skills and get him ready for the NHL level.

“I have always been a big fan of shooting pucks during the summer. HockeyShot products took it to another level. Now, I’m not only shooting pucks… I can dribble, pass, sauce and practice one timers. Allstar tiles are amazingly slick and you just can’t get any closer to real ice feeling.  Overall, the products are a lot of fun and help preparing me for on-ice situations.”
— As Aleksander said himself

Fun and training? Sounds like a win-win to us!

Continuing the pedigree, we have Jordan Staal. A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Jordan grew up playing hockey with his three brothers on the outdoor rink built by their father. All 4 boys later grew up to become massive ice hockey threats, with all of them making their NHL debut between 2003-2013.

Jordan was selected at No. 2 in the NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006 and took home the biggest prize of all in 2009 after winning the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. After 6 years with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jordan signed a 10-year, $60 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2012, later being named co-captain alongside Justin Faulk. Jordan Staal continues to be an incredible threat and legacy both on and off the ice.

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One of the only ways you can make it as far as the Staal brothers is with the help of proper training aids. Even if you have a backyard rink, there is no comparison to having the right gear. One of Jordan’s favorite Hockey Shot Products is the Passer Pro. As he said, “The HS Passer Pro is a fantastic training aid! I was impressed at the high quality and strong puck rebound, it allows me to work on my passes and fire one-timers at home during the off-season. Their training aids are now an essential part of my off-ice training. Join the HS revolution, I did!”

It takes passion, hard work and most importantly training, to achieve your goals of playing in the NHL. The Hockey Shot Product Line Up can get you there, so pick up your gear today and start playing for your game of a lifetime!

New HockeyShot Training Center Featuring Synthetic Ice Rink

HockeyShot’s Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of the greater Toronto area just south of Erin Mills Road and Highway 401, will be opening its doors to the public April 27th 2018. It is the first HockeyShot training Center of its kind and showcases the company’s famous synthetic ice revolution tiles.

Founded in New Brunswick 22 years ago, HockeyShot is a company that is truly beginning to widen its operations and the Center of Excellence is just the latest example of its tremendous, continuous growth.

Inside the Center of Excellence

Featuring a miniature synthetic ice rink that is enclosed by glass and boards similar to that which can be found in an NHL arena, the state-of-the-art facility boasts an incredible suite of amenities for visitors to use. These impressive features include a high-tech production studio when necessary for recording demos and tutorial videos — a gym that is not too space-consuming, various lounging spots where a massive television is never too far away serve as a reminder of what HockeyShot offers, a kitchen area that contains a quartz island capable of wirelessly charging cell phones and, for good measure, a table tennis set-up for when things really get heated, the HockeyShot Center of Excellence will inevitably provide an eye-opening experience.



Exactly how did this luxurious, attention-grabbing showroom come about?

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Steven J. Wong, a renowned high-performance trainer, filmmaker and entrepreneur, was flirting with the idea of installing synthetic ice within his home in Brampton, Ontario.

Elvis Stojko, the iconic Canadian figure skater and one of the many notable athletes that Wong has worked with, suggested that his training partner look to HockeyShot for supplying his specific demand.

“He didn’t know anybody in the company, he just knew they had the best stuff,” Wong said.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Wong, greatly intrigued with the product, invested in the company, eventually becoming their senior vice president of global business development, operations and brand excellence.

Every detail involved in the creation of the HockeyShot’s training center, from the location of the building to the glowing sign that first greets incoming visitors, which Wong admits that he did not select until consulting with three major sign companies, has been meticulously thought-out and chosen to ensure everyone has an enjoyable, memorable time.

“Everything about this place is all about excellence – in our products, in our brand essence, in the people we want,” Wong said. “We want people in here striving for excellence – our customers, our staff, our team. Everyone is on a trajectory to become better and better and never settle for just good enough.”

Recommended by NHL All-Stars

Elite NHL players such as John Tavares of the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov, Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers and San Jose’s Brent Burns, all of whom participated in the 2018 All-Star Game, are just a few of the big names that have trained with HockeyShot and endorsed their products.

Then there is Shea Weber of the Montreal Canadiens, who took it a step further one summer by skating on 200 feet of the synthetic ice in an Alberta-based McDonald’s commercial that saw the defensemen race a horse.



That he emerged victorious was simply a bonus for himself and the company; a win-win situation that sees Weber get bragging rights over his teammates and HockeyShot receive plaudits aplenty.

Enhanced Strength & Conditioning

Although the tiles are tougher to skate on than real ice, Wong believes that this will ultimately be a benefit for training purposes and long-term player development.

“If you skate around for five minutes, your legs will be burning,” he said.

“It’s like resistance training. You reinforce fundamentals. You have to bend your knees more, you can’t just glide, you must stroke.”

In an effort to allow the public to sample the HockeyShot tiles before purchasing them, Wong has consulted with Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, hoping to design synthetic ice surfaces within the city eventually.

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The synthetic ice will give people a chance to skate on it, try it and understand it before they spend money on it,” he said. “Our intention here is to give someone the experience.”

Analyzing Financial Hockey Costs

As a father of two sons who play hockey, Wong is all too familiar with the fees that can accumulate over the course of a season and he is seeking to alleviate some of the financial burden for parents and players.

At an average of $10 per square foot, the synthetic ice may seem pricey when one calculates the overall cost of filling a designated area.

However, Wong predicts that covering 800 square feet, in addition to a net or the many other training supplements that HockeyShot has available, can result in a grand total of $10,000; but that pales in comparison to the yearly expenditures that arise within organized hockey.

“For parents who have kids playing rep hockey, the AAA fees, registration, travel and all that stuff, you’re looking at $30,000 a year,” Wong said.

“So, $10,000 is really not that bad if it’s going to extend a player’s ability to train from five hours a week on ice to five hours a day. Being on the ice five hours a week is just not enough.”

“For AAA players, you need to be skating 25-30 hours a week, but that’s impossible. No one can afford that much ice time. Now you can put this in your basement. My sons are on it three to five hours a day. It was like that well before I became a part of the HockeyShot team.”

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For anyone who is still unconvinced, HockeyShot’s brand new training center welcomes the challenge of turning skeptics into believers.

Get a 360 degree tour of the Center of Excellence or book an appointment here >> HockeyShot’s Center of Excellence

How to Clean Hockey Equipment

Have you ever gone to get your hockey gear out for the season and realized you left your old smelly gear in there all summer? Have no fear because Hockey Shot’s Bench Boss Jeremy Rupke has made that mistake too. He is here to literally air his dirty laundry and show you how to get rid of mold, rust on your skates and prevent moisture with his How to Clean Hockey Equipment video.

The number one tip for keeping your hockey equipment clean is to store it dry. Make sure you are leaving it in a dry place and that everything inside the bag is dry before you zip it up. If you are worried about extra moisture, the main culprit in mold growing on your gear, throw some old newspapers inside the lining of the bag and inside your skates to help absorb any extra moisture your gear may encounter.

If you have already made the mistake of leaving your moist gear to sit for far too long, do not fear, with some simple steps you can get your gear looking as good as new. First make sure to pre-treat anything that has mold. Coach Jeremy uses Resolve Oxi-Action which is safe to use on your gear, unlike bleach which can deteriorate parts of the padding. Don’t worry about putting your equipment in the washing machine, hockey gear was designed to take a beating, it can survive the laundry! Once everything is squeaky clean make sure to hang everything to dry with a fan on it, the heat from the dryer can hurt a lot of hockey gear, so make sure it doesn’t end up in there.



Coach Jeremy also shares tips on ways to treat the things you can’t wash, like your helmet and your skates. Make sure to protect your Hockey Shot Products with a proper anti-bacterial wash, it’s important for you and your teammates health, plus, your gear will thank you!

HockeyShot Synthetic Ice – Revolution Tiles Review

Today stickhandling specialist Pavel Barber is putting the HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles to the test. Think you can’t skate and do all the edge work you need to up your game on synthetic ice? Think again.

Starting off with some skating drills using the HockeyShot Speed Dekes , everyone is quick to see just how similar skating on these tiles are to ice. You can trust your edges just like you would on real ice and do all the same hockey training drills. As opposed to rollerblade training, the HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles allows you to do real edge work drills like you would on the ice.

What an incredible feeling it is to be able to train in your t-shirt and shorts! The HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles have a huge benefit to your off ice training time, helping you develop tough skills. With a synthetic ice surface in home, training has never been easier and allows you to nail down the little details by mastering tough skills much faster.

“These are such fun drills to do, kids when they are training on off ice surfaces like this, they’re just having fun, they don’t realize they are training, the hours add up, and they are always really focused cause they are enjoying themselves. That’s why I love the Synthetic Ice Tiles” (13:06)

Pavel explains the incredible feeling he gets from skating on the Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles and runs through lots of different drills you can perfect using your at home training area. If you are looking to practice team drills, the HockeyShot Extreme Defender is your go to practice companion. Never fear, solo trainers can make great use of the HockeyShot Passer Pro.



One of the things that sets the HockeyShot Revolution Synthetic Ice Tiles apart is our interlocking puzzle piece system that allows you to attach the boards however you like – there is no wrong way! The tiles are also made with a honeycomb design which makes them super lightweight for easy transport as well as ultra-durable.

Another way HockeyShot is changing the game is with our newly created Puck Stopper Edging, which is a game changer in the synthetic ice world. This edging makes it seamless to stickhandle off and on the tiles. Pavel loves these because you aren’t wasting any time getting pucks and can help you have a more positive relationship with training.

Practicing on your own is the only sure-fire way to up your game. It is important to have quality training time both on and off the ice to master your skills and excel at the fastest rate possible. You can turn yourself into a dangerous scoring threat by logging quality hours on your Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles, so pick some up today.

Feel the Puck & Change the Angle – Skills Series

Hockey Shot’s Bench Boss Jeremy Rupke is at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ontario with another Skill Series episode. The first part of today’s session is all about how to improve your puck feel, and he found some of the Buffalo Regals team to help show you how it’s done!



A great trick when practicing your stick handling on all parts of the blade is to work with a golf ball or even better, the Swedish Wooden Ball or Extreme Stickhandling Ball from HockeyShot. The Buffalo Regals do this before every game, and Coach Jeremy uses them to demonstrate the certain way you can use the golf ball to get the feel of the puck. Try passing a ball back and forth as a team, it’s a great team hockey drill and can help in understanding the different parts of the blade of your stick.

Coach Jeremy shares an awesome tip by using opposite color hockey tape to help highlight the toe, middle, and heel of the blade. This tip combined with Coach Jeremy’s Yo-Yo Drill and Backhand Toe Drill will help you get a great feel for where your puck is at all times during the game.



We’re not done sharing how HockeyShot products can be combined with Coach Jeremy’s hockey drills to improve your game all year round! It is important to not only focus on your position in hockey, but also your angles. Lots of players use the same angles which can be a tell for the goalie. By switching up your angles you will not only become a better player but also get more goals. Be unpredictable!

The drills covered by Coach Jeremy will help you in three different on-ice situations. First by switching up the angles in tight to your stick, when you are in the slot and those times you are squared off to the goalie in close to the net. Coach Jeremy uses the Hockey Shot Crowd Goes Wild Shooting Tarp to demonstrate the difference between what you see and what the puck sees. By practicing seeing the net from the eyes of the puck you have a better chance of beating the goalie and finding the back of the net.

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It is important to stay creative in how you change your angles, and one of the best ways to practice this is by switching up your shooting lanes. By using the Hockey Shot Extreme Passers you can train how you set up your shooting angles and see where your game needs improvement. Coach Jeremy and HockeyShot believe that experimenting and making mistakes is the whole point of training. When you see where you make your mistakes that means you can improve, and with the help of Hockey Shot Product Line-Up that can be very exciting!

HockeyShot Dryland Tiles Review – New Vs Old

HockeyShot’s Bench Boss Jeremy Rupke is putting the new HockeyShot Dryland Flooring Tiles Allstar Edition to the test. Coach Jeremy has been using the old HockeyShot Dryland Flooring Tiles for a while now, so we thought we’d give him the all new set to see how well they stacked up to his used ones. Coach Jeremy tests our Allstar Tiles on their ease of assembly, durability and glide.



The biggest difference that Coach Jeremy loved about the new tiles was their puzzle piece design, created specifically for easy assembly. Say goodbye to loops and hooks because these new tiles are a breeze to put together and can be arranged in any pattern. Coach Jeremy recommends a few different patterns in the video to help maximize your space for how you train.

Coach Jeremy tests the new Dryland Flooring Tiles Allstar Edition durability by a good old-fashioned slash down. Watch him attack our Dryland Flooring Allstar Tiles with the ‘Crosby Finger Chopper’ (warning, do not try this at home!) and see how well both the new and old HockeyShot Dryland Flooring Tiles Allstar Edition hold up. Our super strong plastic does not give in to any cracks or breaks. Hockey Shot has even added a matte finish, instead of the industry glossy finish, for prolonged glide and durability.

In addition to the Dryland Flooring Allstar Tiles, Coach Jeremy suggests Extreme Passers or a Slide Board Pro to help you take your at home training to the next level. If you are looking for an amazing way to train at home, then you have come to the right place. Coach Jeremy puts the pressure on the Hockey Shot Dryland Flooring Tiles Allstar Edition and they hold up great.

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To make sure you have the product that is just right for you, the HockeyShot Dryland Flooring Tiles Allstar Edition are made with thick, durable plastic, have interlocking puzzle piece connections with teeth for added stability, and a smooth surface for easy gliding. These tiles are the easiest way to strap on skates at home and help you improve your technical hockey skills.

NEVER Miss A Pass – Skills Series

One of the most common issues Coach Jeremy sees on the ice is players struggling with catching passes, especially in your feet or further away. By expanding the area where you can successfully receive a puck, you can get more passes on your stick which will help you get more goals.

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The key to perfect hockey passes is to be able to adjust to every angle while keeping your blade flat on the ice. By practicing this skill, you will greatly increase your chances of getting that pass and getting the puck on your stick.

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Not everyone has a 2nd person around to help you practice passing, which is where the Hockey Shot Extreme Passer Pro comes in. This is the perfect product for anyone looking to practice hockey passes alone. It is the only passer on the market with dual sided passing lanes, extra durable and on and off-ice compatible. When you use the HS Extreme Passer Pro combined with the HS Extreme Dryland Puck you can get an authentic training experience that will help make sure you never miss a pass again!



Jeremy shows us how shifting your body weight, changing your grip and activating your top hand can help you cup the puck and keep it in an area you can control it. Plus, he shares the proper way on how to hold a stick to instantly bring the puck to where you want it. It’s another great Skills Session with Coach Jeremy, watch the video below to test your hockey skills and learn some new hockey training drills.

Shot Power & Release From Your Knees – Skills Series

We like to think of Coach Jeremy’s Skills Series as building blocks to the component of a great shot. As Coach Jeremy points out, there are many components that go into a good shot, so you need a good foundation of building blocks so that you can practice all your skills and take them to the ice.

The next building block Coach Jeremy shares with us helps you isolate part of your shot so that you can generate more power and improve the accuracy in your release. The best way to do this is to isolate your upper body to see how much power you have. How do you remove your legs from a shooting drill you might ask? Simple, you kneel!

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After you have laid down your HS Dryland Flooring Tiles All-star Edition you can practice your shot from kneeling on either 1 or 2 knees, or sitting on something, depending on your size. Using only your upper body without relying on weight transfer you can test your hockey strength and pay attention to how you get power in your shot. This also helps you improve your shot.

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Depending on your skill level Coach Jeremy recommends using the HS Lightweight Pucks to make sure you are able to build some momentum and get a good snap. This drill helps you improve how much power you shoot with, and challenges your body to get a decent shot even when you aren’t lined up in the perfect situation. This hockey training drill forces you to get outside of your comfort zone and forces your body to adapt.  



This drill is extremely important, even if it makes you feel a bit silly. Just remember to listen to Coach Jeremy’s advice to always use a shooting tarp, like the HS Crowd Goes Wild Shooting Tarp. As your skill improves so will your power, and an all-star player needs an All-Star Premium Home Training Centre to keep your game up all year round 😉