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TAK ATHLETICS

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
AND PERSONAL TRAINING

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MEET THE COACH

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Roger Takahashi has been at the forefront of hockey strength and conditioning for the past 20 years. 


After graduating from the University of Waterloo with two degrees (one in Honours Kinesiology), he obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and went into Strength and Conditioning.

 

From 2003 – 2022, Roger served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning / Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks; winning the President’s Trophy for two consecutive years, and going to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011.  He oversaw the AHL Utica Comets,  Manitoba Moose, and Abbotsford Canucks; and aided Team Canada Olympic Mens Hockey. Roger has been involved in Junior A hockey with the Langley Hornets of the BCHL, and has been a head and assistant coach in minor hockey for divisions U11 – U18.

 

Throughout his career,  Roger has evaluated, tested, and trained hundreds of elite level hockey players of all ages.  He has written several articles and given several talks regarding injury prevention as well as sports training, and has lectured at the university level at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

He is actively involved in the BC Centre of Excellence Programs, and was the inaugural President of the Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey; a position he held for 10 years.

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