Our advisory board exists to ensure that everything we do is based on the real-life experiences and perspectives of professional hockey players and successful coaches and trainers in the sport. Great ideas are born from collaboration, mixing the best ideas of sports psychology and coaching with the real life needs, experiences, and perspectives of those who have played and coached the game at the highest levels.
Tough, loyal, smart, and dedicated D-man and Coach.
AHL - Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal Canadians Affiliate) ECHL - Orlando Solar Bears, Wheeling Nailers, Utah Grizzlies
GET - Ligaen - Stjernen Stars (Top league in Norway), D1 - Providence College - Captain
"Chris Palmer and I talked through his concept of Piranha Training as a way to max out the mental game. He knows how to get someone to achieve greater and better, with the right methods. I believe in every single thing he teaches. I wish I knew him when I was growing up and while I was still playing; I would’ve made it even further and achieved more. Hockey is so much more mental than physical as you move up the ladder; you can’t rely solely on developing your body or talent. It won’t be enough. Improve your mind, it will take you to places you actually dream of. "
Successful, committed, and driven coach with 20+ years experience as a long-running youth and adult hockey coach in Texas and Florida.
Trained and Coached over 5,000 players, coaches, and teams.
Trained team building, skill development, and managed and coached in-house and travel programs from youth to adult in Texas and Florida.
Played hockey at Bryant College.
Relentlessly focused on development, team-building, skill development, team play, integrity, and work ethic while developing a lifelong love of the sport.
"I've seen Chris training kids at camp. If you want to be the best you can be each day... Chris Palmer and Piranha Training will give you that training and will to balance mental drive with physical excellence."
Hard-working, dedicated coach and a humble leader by example and direction.
Mark was a 4th round draft pick goalie for the Detroit Red Wings in 1987.
He played parts of 5 seasons with the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings in the late 80's and early 90's.
Also spent time in the IHL and ECHL.
Longtime successful coach of thousands of players in youth hockey programs in Florida.
"Chris Palmer is a gifted speaker and motivator. He really has a talent of motivating hockey players to see their potential and the opportunities available to them. I always enjoy and learn from Chris’s words of wisdom. He has a real genuine selfless passion to see people succeed. “
Sports Psych research ties mindset--what we think and believe in each moment--to exceptional success or disappointing failure. That's the range. Piranha Training was created to transcend traditional sport by coaching, teaching, and training the development of a growth and positivity mindset. When things fall apart, we are always what we train every day. That's our vision--creating tough-as-nails hockey players with courage, belief, confidence, a commitment to team, and the ability to get back up and do their job regardless of how tough things get.
EXCEPTIONAL HOCKEY MINDSET TRAINING, CAMPS, AND CLINICS FOR ATHLETES, COACHES, AND TEAMS.