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Developing the Complete Athlete

The Fury Organization has one of the best off-ice programs in AAA hockey – perhaps in the United States. The organization has invested significant resources into their strength coaches, weight room, and off-ice training components. The Off-Ice facilities (Turf and Weight Room) were designed with NCAA Division I specifications. Recognizing the escalation of competition across North American, specialized strength training for hockey is extremely important as a differentiating factor amongst competing players.

Off-ice is customized by age group and programming has been devised in accordance with USHL, NCAA, and NHL training principles based on direct experience from instructing players at these levels. Beginning with the 10U age level periodic testing is recorded in a personal file on a regular basis to measure individual progression and performance related to growth and strength.

Jeff Blindauer MS CSCS USAW

Director of Strength and Conditioning Chicago Fury Organization

  • Graduate of South Dakota State University Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Supervises Staff of Three Strength and Conditioning Coaches for Chicago Fury

  • Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for Tier I Junior Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Team - USHL

  • Won 2006 Anderson Cup 2007 Clark Cup Champion as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Falls Stampede

  • Instructed Eight Current and Former NHL players and Forty-three professional hockey players

  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Bethune Cookman College 1998-1999

  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach SDSU Football 1994-1997

Connor Carrick, Toronto Maple Leafs NHL
Former Chicago Fury Player
Former Player United States Development Team

"Jeff Blindauer and his staff demand all out effort and attention to detail because that is how they approach their own jobs individually. Jeff's ability to create a competitive, explosive environment is as elite as the science of the training he provides. He genuinely enjoys seeing the progress he's able to facilitate in players' careers, no matter the talent or age level. Jeff Blindauer is trying to help Illinois hockey improve as it should."