Athletes are always looking for new and creative ways to train for their sport.

Since it’s 2017, there are apps available now that coaches and players can download to help them become better teachers and players.

Some like to train their players the old fashioned way and put them through intense workouts starting at a young age.


Russia. 8-year olds. Hockey.

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Pavel Barber recently shared a video of 8-year-old Roman James Marcotte taking part in an off-ice workout and it’s a perfect workout that kills two birds with one stone.

It’s not always easy to get on the ice, so this is a perfect way to improve your balance without even stepping on a sheet of ice. Not to mention it also helps out with your stick handling abilities and hand-eye coordination.

If an 8-year-old can do it with ease, anybody can.

(H/T Instagram/heybarber)