At 8U, cross-training for hockey involves just about any activity that keeps kids moving and active.
To be a healthy kid, our children should get a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. This doesn’t mean they need to sign up for more formalized activities and sports, although those things are good as well. Simply playing in the yard, with friends, riding bikes, even climbing a tree develops kids physically. Variety of movement skills acquired in the summer provides a more athletic base for our kids next winter when the return to hockey.