For a newly drafted Carolina Hurricane's player, this means you will be leaving home in a few days to attend Pete Friesen's Conditioning Camp. Pete jam packs training and educational classes into a 4 day camp in Raleigh which is designed to help the boys focus on reaching their dream of becoming a professional hockey player.
I've been very honored to have a role in this camp. Dr. Jason Price and I take part in testing their vision during their physicals at the beginning of their first day. We then rank the athletes based on these findings. A couple days later, I give a 45 minute talk on vision and vision training. During this presentation, I break discuss vision's role in hockey, go over each individual's visual findings and ranking, and then offer them ways to improve their visual skills and ultimately help them reach their genetic potential.
Pete does an incredible job to help mold these athletes into becoming their best. By including vision's role into that equation, they learn how to develop the edge that may actually help them make it to the top.