Each season the Sharks Foundation partners with Kaiser Permanente for the Stick to Fitness street hockey program. Stick to Fitness powered by Kaiser Permanente is a program dedicated to educating middle school students on the importance of healthy living, while encouraging them to be active during physical education class and at home. The program teaches lessons in health and provides schools with street hockey equipment, all at no cost.
The program begins with a visit to each participating school from Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon or a Sharks alum, and an official Kaiser Permanente team doctor. After the kick-off assembly, schools have the ability to implement street hockey and nutrition planning into their curriculum with the equipment and materials that are donated. Since its inception in 2014, Stick to Fitness powered by Kaiser Permanente has impacted thousands of students' lives at different middle schools throughout the Bay Area.
WEEKLY VIDEO LESSON WITH SHARKS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR MIKE POTENZA AND DEFENSEMAN BRENDEN DILLON:
Week 1: Lunge/Squat Exercises & Stickhandling
Week 2: Lower Body Stretching & Wrist Shot
Week 3: Medicine Ball Throws & Basic Hockey Pass
Week 4: Agility Exercise & Hockey Footwork
Week 5: Squats & Slapshot