As much as we don’t want to admit it, the time has come to start thinking about fall routines. Whether it is proper training, packing your hockey bag, or managing your schedule, there is a lot you can do to prepare for the next season. We’ve pulled together a few resources to help get you back into the swing of things.

Getting your body back in shape

If you have been sitting back and relaxing for the first half of the summer – fantastic! Taking time to relax and rejuvenate from a long season is important. But it is time to start moving and getting your body ready for the upcoming season. has pulled together some tips what to include in your off-season workout, including a four-day plan. And don’t forget to start thinking about what you can do to prevent injury and to fuel your body during the season.

Getting your gear back in shape

Your hockey equipment may have been sitting for a couple of months so now is the time to clean, fix, and replace anything that may be a little out of sorts from last season. It is also a perfect time to look at what is in your bag to figure out what is missing. Check out this post about 17 Things Every Hockey Player Needs in Their Bag that should cover it! For the superstitious type, #11 is a must.

Getting your schedule back in shape

From busier commutes to kid activities to unpredictable weather, it feels like we lose a few hours each day once the leaves start changing. Before that time starts to melt away, take the time now to plan and start adjusting to your expected fall schedule. Why is this one so important? The more organized you are, the more time you have for hockey! We all have different ways of organizing, so here is a list of 10 great apps to help keep you and your family working from the same playbook.

What are you doing to get prepared for the next season of hockey? We’d love to hear from you!