“Game play requires the player to execute skills in small areas, with traffic, under pressure, reactively with speed and accuracy. PEP trains the demands of the game.”
- Dr. Kelly Lockwood
Brock University, Faculty of Applied Health Science, Department of Kinesiology
System Analysis : PEP is a system of learning. It provides both the athlete and the coach with a powerful resource tool for sport-specific skill training.
• PEP is a strong stimulus for skill development; dedicated repetitive skill training; built in overload progression.
• Both physical practice and observational learning contributed equally to player development.
• PEP is a system of development.
• Coaches state that observational learning or the use of the videos enhanced the quality, organization and implementation of a skills focused practice.
Training Analysis: Following eight 50-minutes PEP training sessions for Atom and Bantam players:
Players participating in PEP trainings were able to complete PEP drills ~10% faster. Whereas, players participating in traditional on-ice practices did not increase speed of execution.
Players participating in PEP training were able to complete PEP drills with significantly greater accuracy. Whereas, players participating in traditional practices only, revealed no difference in accuracy of execution.
Obtained More Tactical Touches
The number of tactical touches or repetitions increased significantly over 8 sessions. If learning is a function of physical practice and repetitions, players participating in PEP training are exposed to more repetitions in the same period of time.