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2017 BTNL – HockeyShot Development Camp



Here we have NHL pros using HockeyShot’s Danglers in drills on-ice. Although they’re used mainly for stickhandling, players are also using them here to make their passing more challenging, and they can act as cones for players to manoeuvre around as well. A number of drills are being used in the video and shows the versatility of the HS products in many situations.



Another on ice (multi-player) drill shows us how passing with HockeyShot’s Extreme and Mini Danglers can prove very challenging in motion! More NHL pros are using these danglers to stickhandle quickly in between strides while also releasing and receiving passes in motion. HockeyShot products remind players to never watch your pass and keep moving!



This stickhandling drill with the HS Danglers emphasizes the importance of having light touch with the puck in tight spaces while going full speed. Players often stick handle to slow or too fast for their own good and that leads to losing possession. Dan’s intensive training starts at sunrise and ends at sunset so players make sure they get it right! Top-level players understand the need to continue intensive training even after the season.



Keeping with the on-ice training, we have more NHL pros using the Mini and Extreme Danglers in their drills. Here we have pros using their slick hands to sauce around the danglers before sniping one for the kids. The importance here is how they move at full speed while manoeuvring around them, and that they use their body to protect the puck while moving. In tight situations and working the corners, staying low to keep your centre of gravity and protecting the puck using your body is essential to fight off those big and slow defenders! For more info on HockeyShot products, check out their Instagram page @HockeyShotStore.



Finally, we have a behind the scenes look at Dan (at centre-ice recording) some drills using HockeyShot products. Remember, be careful sharing your on and off ice recordings. No one wants to slip or run into anyone mid recording so make sure you take all the right precautions. Thankfully Dan has the balance of a fox and didn’t slip on the ice (close though!), but always share with care 😉

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Dan Ninkovich

If you’re looking for the whole package, Dan Ninkovich is your guy! Dan’s impressive training list is long and includes some of your favorite NHL’ers: Connor McDavid, Phil Kessel, John Tavares, Jason Spezza, Matt Duchene and many more!

It’s not a surprise that these guys put their athletic goals in Dan’s hands, with his astounding list of credentials Ninkovich never stops learning, making him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sports conditioning, general fitness, nutrition, and anatomy. Dan’s Bachelor of Kinesiology was followed by some impressive certifications and memberships:

- Certified Specialist in Sports Conditioning
- Certified Youth Fitness Trainer
- Certified Fitness Therapist
- Registered Nutritional Counselor
- Member of International Sports Sciences Association

If that isn’t enough to impress you, we hockey fanatics at HockeyShot can’t leave out the fact that Ninkovich partied in Toronto last summer with Kessel…. AND THE CUP! If anything, this only proves that hard work and dedication pays off. The entire hockey community enjoyed watching “Phil The Thrill” raise the cup in June, even Leafs fans ;)

Ninkovich’s swag on and off the ice continues to draw in professional athletes from all over North America. Every season a new top prospect walks in his doors hoping to develop his skills and make it big! Beyond the Next Level (BTNL), that Dan co-owns and works as the Program Coordinator is THE place to work-out. Through professional instruction, Dan helps these athletes push their boundaries ensuring they reach their full potential. His programs are focused on strength training matched with neurological enhancement and sport specific movement training. Eastern European nations and their Olympic level athletes inspire these groundbreaking techniques. Ninkovich emphasizes the importance of movement, not exercise per se, but the subtle art of mastering performance capacity and efficiency to develop the highest performance an athlete can reach.

With his individualistic approach to developing hockey players, he’s sure to offer you something new and maybe even pivotal, to take your game to the next level. Make sure to check out his social media pages, where he is always sharing hockey drills, personal training exercises, and glimpses from his personal life. His enthusiasm and focus can’t be matched (except from maybe our Performance Trainer, Steven Wong), but no one else even comes close!

HockeyShot is excited to have Ninkovich as our Professional Instructor.