Youth hockey is more competitive than ever.
While young ambitious players are working hard on their skills on the ice, off-ice training is the ultimate accelerator for their hockey development. Developing the foundational strength, power, and conditioning not only sets them up for success long term – but gives them the advantage this season over everyone else.
“I’ll do anything to make the team this year Dad”
The last 4 seasons Luke had been cut from AAA at fall tryouts – but this year felt different.
Previous years, he had been a good AA player, but his Dad knew he wasn’t truly ready for AAA yet. He loved hockey, but it was more about fun than competing or being the best.
But this past year a switch flipped.
It started with stick handling in the basement, then shooting hundreds of pucks on the driveway, then watching Youtube videos for drills and workouts.
Suddenly he was obsessed with not just hockey, but being the best player he could be.
This past summer was a big one. He doubled down on his skill work. He started doing workouts at home, he went for runs, he was focused on finally making the AAA team.
The truth is, with the work he put it in – he earned it.
“Look buddy, we see how much you’ve improved this past year – but we think you could use another year in AA.”
The conversation every hockey player fears, he was getting cut.
Things were quiet for a few weeks. No sounds of stickhandling on the driveway or pucks against the net. No workout music from the basement. It was clear this one had crushed him.
Then conversation came.
“Dad, I wanna know exactly what I have to do to play AAA next year. What I have to do to improve my shooting and how I can get stronger and faster. And I’ll follow that exactly 100%.”
The self awareness was impressive. He wanted help to create the exact game plan that he could follow to become a better hockey player.
So his Dad reached out to the local skills coach who broke down his shooting and gave him drills that he could do at home and encouraged him to reach out to Coach Kyle & Relentless.
“If you get him training properly at this age and developing true strength and power it’ll be like pouring rocket fuel on his development.”
He was right.
So we met with Luke & his dad to hear what he had been doing for off-ice training.
He heard other kids had personal trainers multiple times a week, but the truth was – Luke didn’t need this.
He didn’t need a trainer to push him harder, he had the motivation to put in the work.
He needed a game plan to make sure the work counted.
So that’s what we did. We created a 12 week plan that he could follow that would develop not only the foundational strength and power he needed to thrive as an athlete, but also the exact attributes that translate most on the ice.
With the right guidance, Luke’s work started to pay off.
He went from being one of the best players on his AA team, to being one of the best AA players in the league.
He started to look like an elite player. His stride was more powerful. It was impossible to knock off the puck. He dominated his shifts and never seemed to run out of gas.
It started with coaches and other parents joking with the classic “what are you feeding that kid!”
But the jokes quickly became serious conversations about what he was doing, what camp had he been going to, what skill coach he worked with – where did he find the edge?
The truth is, there was no secret sauce. No coach that was going to turn him into an elite hockey player. No workout program that magically got him stronger.
It was Luke’s hard work applied to the right game plan.
After working with hundreds of pros and college players, we decided we needed to create a program that cut through the fluff and gave youth players exactly what they need to grow. They had the ambition, they just needed the game plan.
The Relentless Youth Development Program was born.
Since then we’ve had ambitious youth players translate their hard work and hustle into true development that gives them not only the advantage over players now, but long term.
Built to accelerate youth hockey development.
The Relentless Youth Development Program is Strength & Conditioning program specifically designed for youth hockey players to develop the strength, power, and athleticism that will allow them to not only skyrocket their development but also get the on-ice edge over the competition this season.
This proven 12-week training system has been used by hundreds of youth hockey players at all levels to develop the physical attributes they need to take their game to the next level & create their competitive edge.
At Relentless, we build off-ice workouts for on-ice performance. Delivering the exact Strength & Conditioning hockey players need to start moving, performing, and playing better where it counts. We deliver the training that translates.
Create a mobile body with exercises that address structural imbalances & restrictions so that you feel & move better.
Develop truly elite strength, with an intense focus on creating the functional strength that translates on the ice.
Unlock the power that translates to explosive first steps, breakaway strides, to become more dynamic on ice.
Enhance the athleticism to thrive on-ice. With plyo, agility, and footwork drills we develop next-level speed.
The exact workout structure that elite hockey players are using to build their body.
No more fluff, randomness, or bodybuilding style workouts. This is training 2.0 - with full-body and integrative workouts designed to challenge every facet of your body with each workout including:
3 strategically designed phase to get you dialled in for progressive & consistent growth.
Maximizing your training demands strategic structure. The 12-Week Youth Development Program is strategically designed with three distinct phases and weekly progressive workouts built to be continuously pushing you towards your training goals.
Hockey Players' bodies have a lot of dysfunction.
We're focused on reconstructing the body and improving movement and activation patterns to have you moving better than ever before.
Each week we're also developing foundational strength & athleticism so we rapidly develop functional strength & power in phase 2
Develop the elite strength & power that translates.
In Phase 2, we're focused on building off of foundations with both functional strength & the power that has a meaningful impact on the ice.
This phase is designed for players to develop the fast-twitch that immediately unlocks more power in their stride.
From the gym to the ice, it's time to translate your gains to where they matter most
In Phase 3, we take the strength & power we've built and add a layer of specificity to truly unlocked next level speed & on-performance.
The work in the gym truly shows up on the ice, going from good to great to dominant.
Dylan had all the skills on ice to play AAA but just kept getting passed up for not being “strong enough” to play at the higher level. Using the Relentless Hockey program he put on 14lbs of muscle!! He’s playing more confident & not shying away from getting physical out there – training with Relentless has completely changed his game! He’s pumped for tryouts and can’t thank you guys enough!!
I found Relentless Hockey on Instagram & as a physiotherapist LOVED so many of your post and the approach to hockey training. When I saw the youth program I had to get it for my guy.. and the result have been awesome! He's added muscle, his stride looks great, and he's playing strong and confident (even getting called up an age!) We love Relentless Hockey!!
This is exactly what Trev needed! He was in the gym with his team once a week - but knew he had to get stronger & wanted to get into the gym. Having him use such a high-quality program was huge! His core strength is off the charts and other parents keep asking what he's doing off ice.. because it shows!
The Relentless Youth Development program was created by Coach Kyle, Strength Coach & founder of Relentless Hockey.
Kyle has become one of the go-to authorities on hockey training and performance optimization for hockey players.
Kyle combined his education, playing experience, experience as a skills coach, and thousands of hours working with hockey players in the gym to refine relentless programs to be the ultimate training for on-ice performance. Since starting Relentless Hockey, Kyle and the team have worked with players in nearly every professional hockey league in the world from the NHL and KHL to across Europe – along with thousands of players from across the world.
Coach Kyle continues to improve and refine all of the Relentless Hockey programs while supporting players to maximize their training and start thriving on the ice.
If you’re serious about taking your game to the next level, it’s time to get dialed in with your training. The Relentless Youth Development is the complete training system that delivers everything you need to eliminate guesswork from your training and get the exact game plan to develop into an elite hockey player.
Becoming an elite hockey player goes beyond just workouts, it's becoming relentless with getting better. That's why we've created all the resources you need to truly take your training, lifestyle, and performance to the next level.
If your son or daughter has the ambition to become an elite hockey player, then now’s the time to develop the physical foundations that will let them maximize their potential and become dominant on the ice.
The Relentless Youth Development Program was built specifically for youth players to accelerate their development by building the athleticism, strength, and power that translates to taking player's game to the next level!
These are the workouts to not only gain the edge this season but skyrocket development long-term.
It's time to start training relentless!
You’ll have instant access to:
- Your 12 week program (36 workouts) with both a digital version and printable tracking version.
+ The Elite Speed for Hockey guide with 20+ speed workouts.
+ The Relentless Anywhere guide with 20+ at home workouts.
+ The Complete Conditioning for Hockey Players guide with 25+ conditioning workouts.
+ The Relentless Mobility & Maintenance Manual with foam rolling, mobility, and active recovery protocols.
+ The Peak Performance Nutrition for Hockey guide with 50+ pages of nutritional guidelines including hydration, game day, body composition (losing/gaining weight), and supplements.
You’ll also get access to the support of our team and Coach Kyle along with any new upgrades or additions to the programs. We’re constantly looking to create new resources to help our players thrive, and once you’re in the Relentless community we truly want to fuel your success.
Many players can train on their own, but the truth is that random training creates random results. Success demands structure.
Relentless Hockey was built to take the guesswork out of hockey player’s training and give them the exact structure that’s been refined by thousands of players to be proven to translate to the ice.
Working with a Strength Coach that understands the specific needs of hockey players can cost upwards of $150 dollars per session or joining a 12 week group training program can easily cost over $3000.
With Relentless Hockey, you have access to the exact workouts that pros are paying thousands of dollars for.
Admittedly, a lot of these exercises will be new for a lot of athletes.
This isn’t just a classic bodybuilding style workout where you’ll see 3 sets of squats and lunges. Relentless programs are loaded with integrative exercises that challenge you with unconventional movements.
You’ll have a Youtube Playlist with demonstrations of each exercise in that days workout so that you’ll always know exactly what to do.
This program was designed to be performed with a super basic gym setup. We don't believe in big fancy gym setups or the latest equipment. This program includes: dumbbells, cables/bands, barbells, kettlebells, and mini-bands. For any exercise that may require a specialized piece of equipment (trapbar/landmine/etc.) we've included alternative exercises guide, but 95% of gyms will have exactly what you need.
Immediately after purchase you’ll have access to our members-only platform that contains all of your training programs and bonus resources. You’ll have lifetime access to this platform and will be able to come back any time to download your programs or get updated versions/new resources.
We stand by our programs 100%. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Having seen thousands of players train with Relentless, we know hockey players who truly invest in this program and their training get results. But if you start this program and it’s not for you, just contact our team within 30 days and we’ll send you a full refund.