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Win New Pond Hockey Gear!

The ProSmart crew wants to wish everyone a happy holiday season by offering the hard working minor hockey players, parents, coaches, managers, volunteers, & board members the opportunity to win a brand new set of CCM pond hockey gear & 1 of 5 signed NHL j…
Win New CCM Gear & Signed NHL Jerseys By Tyler Hinds, do you play on the ODR or frozen pond? (@THinds3) The ProSmart crew wants to wish everyone a happy holiday season by offe… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/win-new-pond-hockey-gear/

DIY Hockey Wrist Roller

There's a very simple way to build a hockey training tool that will make your shot harder by strengthening your forearms and wrists. I guarantee that you've already got all the material!
DIY Hockey Wrist Roller By Tyler Hinds, get those forearms pumping! (@Thinds3) Very few hockey players are born with the natural quick release ability of the game's top sniper… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/diy-hockey-wrist-roller/

Fitting Hockey Gloves

A good pair of hockey gloves will do three things: 1) Offer excellent hand protection 2) Give the player great feel on their stick, & 3) Give the player great style. Below is the buyer's guide to purchasing a new set of mitts.
Fitting Hockey Gloves By Tyler Hinds, envious of players with silky mitts (@THinds3) A good pair of hockey gloves will do three things: Offer excellent hand protection Gi… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/fitting-hockey-gloves/

Fitting Hockey Helmets

With the rising concern of concussions in hockey and other contact sports, it is important to take the time and spend the money on a good quality helmet that fits your child correctly. Below are the top priorities you need to focus on when selecting your …
Fitting Hockey Helmets By Tyler Hinds; protect your head, you're no good dead (@THinds3) With the rising concern of concussions in hockey and other contact sports, it is impor… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/fitting-hockey-helmets/

Fitting Elbow Pads

There's nothing funny about banging your funny bone and feeling that shooting pain down your arm. A properly fit pair of elbow pads will mitigate this risk and act as a slash guard on your forearms from your opponents stick. Below is the buyer's guide to …
Fitting Elbow Pads By Tyler Hinds, Gordie! (@THinds3)  There's nothing funny about banging your funny bone and feeling that shooting pain down your arm. A properly fit pair o… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/fitting-elbow-pads/

Fitting Shoulder Pads

Here are a few things that will likely happen to everyone in a hockey game: fall down, rub against the boards, block a shot (intentionally or unintentionally), & be hit by an inadvertent stick. With this in mind, your shoulder pads are crucial for keeping…
Fitting Shoulder Pads By Tyler Hinds, able to put on a jersey without getting stuck (@THinds3) Here are a few things that will likely happen to everyone in a hockey game: fall… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/fitting-shoulder-pads/

Fitting Hockey Pants

Hockey pants aren't good enough for Batman but they will be more than adequate for you on the ice. Easily the largest piece of equipment in your bag, hockey pants play an integral role protecting an area from your kidneys to your knees. Take some time to …
Fitting Hockey Pants By Tyler Hinds, hockey laces also make for great belts (@THinds3)  Hockey pants aren't good enough for Batman but they will be more than adequate for… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/fitting-hockey-pants/

Fitting Shin Guards

Sticks, pucks, and the ice are constantly ricocheting off your shin pads. This vital piece of protective equipment could be the difference between a blocked shot for a breakaway or lying on the ice in agony with a bruised/broken leg. Below is the buyer’…
Fitting Shin Guards By Tyler Hinds; lover of the shin pad breakaway goal (@THinds3) Sticks, pucks, and the ice are constantly ricocheting off your shin pads. This vital pi… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/fitting-shin-guards/

The Art of the Tape Job

A player’s stick is their greatest weapon for offensive success. If the stick isn’t just right, the player might be thrown off completely. This is the reason why hockey players spend so much time preparing their goal scoring tool. Here are some things…
The Art of the Tape Job By Tyler Hinds; uses hockey tape instead of Band-Aids (@THinds3)  A player’s stick is their greatest weapon for offensive success. If the stick isn… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/art-tape-job/

Four ProTips on Skate Maintenance

Skates are arguably the most important piece of equipment that a hockey player has, for both safety and performance. On top of that, they are also the most expensive. Protect that investment by following these four ProTips on the best practices for prolon…
- 4 ProTips on Skate Maintenance Tyler Hinds (@THinds3) Skates are arguably the most important piece of equipment that a hockey player has, for both safety and performanc… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/four-protips-skate-maintenance/

Smell Ya Later

We all have a tolerance for the lovely stench coming from within the hockey change room. However, when that ripe smell moves into our personal living space, the other family members are not so appreciative.
- Smell Ya Later By Marnie Sisson, ProSmart’s Hockey Mom  We all have a tolerance for the lovely stench coming from within the hockey change room. However, when that ripe … http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/smell-ya-later/

Five Easy Steps to Tying your own Skates

Tired of tying 12 pairs of skates before every ice time? My hands hurt just thinking about that. Take 10-minutes with your team (or kid) to go over 5 easy steps for them to learn how to tie their own skates.
- 5 ProTips to Tying your Own Skates By Trevor Erhardt, ProSmart Hockey Head Coach Tired of tying 12 pairs of skates before every ice time? My hands hurt just thinking ab… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/12-steps-getting-dressed/five-easy-steps-tying-your-own-skates/

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