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52-Week Hockey Training is a day-by-day conditioning program that will get your team in shape for more powerful skating and shooting. It’s a complete schedule for hockey fitness. The book is coauthored by an exercise physiologist and a former professional ice hockey player with more than 25 years of coaching experience -- including stints with the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and Ottawa Senators organizations. 52-Week Hockey Training teaches the essential components of fitness as they relate to improved hockey performance.
The 52-Week Hockey Training program is incredibly easy to implement. It gives you detailed workouts with specific exercises and drills, and it tells you exactly when to perform them. The book divides the calendar into four primary phases of training:
Each season reflects a change in priorities as the hockey year progresses. The easy-to-follow layout clearly presents the goals and emphases for each season, and it outlines daily on-ice and off-ice conditioning workouts for every season.
Don MacAdam and Gail Reynolds. 2001. Paperback. 200 pages.
Coaching Hockey Successfully makes all these tasks much easier by guiding you through every aspect of the coach’s role giving you a blueprint for establishing a successful program. It’s an all-encompassing manual for beginning coaches and a thorough reference for more experienced coaches.
Author Dennis "Red" Gendron has coached hockey at nearly every level of competition, from youth summer clinics to NHL teams, and his teams have won everything from high school state championships to a Stanley Cup. In Coaching Hockey Successfully Gendron shares his experiences and wealth of knowledge to help you build your own winning hockey program.
Coaching Hockey Successfully gives you advanced skills, drills, and strategies for play in the defensive, neutral, and offensive zones. The book addresses a wide spectrum of vital coaching topics:
• Developing a program philosophy
• Motivating players
• Planning the season
• Preparing for practices
• Building a feeder system
• Handling game situations
• Evaluating performance
Dennis "Red" Gendron. 2003. Paperback. 240 pages.
This new edition of Coaching Youth Hockey is part of the improved generation of the American Sport Education Program’s (ASEP) Coaching Youth Sports series. This widely respected and highly popular series is the best collection of youth sport-specific guides, which are grounded in positive coaching principles.
ASEP, the nation’s number one coaching education program, developed Coaching Youth Hockey to provide coaches with both an explanation of their role and concrete instructions on how to fulfill that role. You will find chapters on communicating with your athletes and their parents, teaching and developing hockey skills, planning and conducting practices, and coaching during games.
This second edition includes a special chapter on the games approach to coaching hockey, which makes practice more fun for the kids and teaching more effective for you, the coach.
American Sport Education Program. 2001. Paperback. 208 pages.
The book includes 75 drills, many of which can be applied to both in-line and ice hockey. Backed by the sport`s premier provider of coach and player instruction, Huron Hockey, Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving teaches how to develop individual skills and use them within a team concept. In addition to improving puck movement in the offensive zone, the drills also focus on the all-important transition game, where much of the action takes place during a match.
Expert instructors George Gwozdecky and Vern Stenlund provide the key teaching points and practice activities to hone players` abilities to move and keep possession of the puck. Drills within each chapter start basic then increase in difficulty to provide a wide range of challenges and learning situations. Each drill is accompanied by special coaching tips to correct common errors and maximize players` performance.
George Gwozdecky and Vern Stenlund. 1999. Paperback. 216 pages.
Chicago Blackhawks coach Newell Brown and coauthor Vern Stenlund give you every tip you need for quick, creative, and accurate shotmaking. Through a sequence of competitive and challenging drills, you`ll improve shooting technique and learn special ways to light up the scoreboard.
The book presents time-tested drills developed by Huron Hockey School, which has graduated more than 350 players to the National Hockey League. Each chapter presents 10 drills that focus on specific scoring skills. All activities are designed to develop practical skills that carry over into game situations. And many activities are easily adaptable to roller hockey.
The drills progress in difficulty—from simple activities that even beginners can do to elite-level workouts that would challenge the greatest talents in the world. A special Drill Finder section cross references drills by their related skill categories so you can easily find the drills that fit your needs.
Each chapter includes full-page diagrams illustrating the drills and features Key Points and Drill Progressions sections that:
• tell you what Huron Hockey School coaches have learned over the years to make the drills most effective,
• offer tips to help players and coaches reduce the time to master skills, and
• provide helpful ideas to refine the drills to challenge even the most experienced player.
Newell Brown and Vern Stenlund in cooperation with Huron Hockey School. Foreward by Brendan Shanahan. 1997. Paperback. 216 pages.
Shut down your opponents and win more games with Hockey Goaltending. Featuring on and off-ice training and drills to improve reaction time and physical conditioning for this challenging position, this book and DVD package will provide you with the best instruction of techniques and mental strategies to elevate your play and protect the goal.
2009, DVD/Paper, 280 pages.
Hockey Goaltending brings together the world’s top goaltending coaches to create the premier resource for goalies and coaches at every level of play. Their expertise and insight provide comprehensive instruction on every facet of this challenging position:
Off-ice training programs to improve reaction time, strength, flexibility, quickness, and agility.
Techniques to shut down breakaways, passouts, and wraparounds as well as power plays and odd-man rushes.
Detailed instruction on rebound control, recovery skills, and playing the puck.
Mental strategies to put you in the zone and keep you there.
On- and off-ice drills to refine your skills and elevate your play
Laura Stamm’s Power Skating DVD will show you how to get to loose pucks faster, react quickly to the play, and get back in position in balance and under control. In addition, you’ll discover how to improve your skating in all the fundamental skills. You’ll learn proven drills to help you practice and master each maneuver. The DVD presents skills and drills in these six areas:
Balance and control, Smooth and powerful stride, Turning speed and lateral mobility, Aggressive starts and sudden stops, Quick turns and transitions, Agility maneuvers.
Laura Stamm has been teaching hockey’s best players how to skate for more than 30 years. Her internationally renowned Power Skating Clinics have helped thousands of junior skaters and pro players to increase their speed, ability, and efficiency on the ice. Several NHL teams have adopted her Power Skating System.
In addition, former National Hockey League player Doug Brown and Lee Jelenic of the American Hockey League provide top-quality demonstrations of each skill and drill. This DVD presents every technique you need to practice to skate your best and elevate your game.
2005, 50-minute DVD
With 446 drills covering every facet of the sport, The Hockey Drill Book is the most comprehensive resource.
Former National Hockey League and World Championship gold-medal coach Dave Chambers has spent thousands of hours in the world’s top rinks. In The Hockey Drill Book he provides you with the same drills used by North America’s and Europe’s elite.
The 446 drills cover each position, offensive and defensive systems, pregame warm-ups, on-ice conditioning, and game-specific situations, including power plays, penalty killing, and face-offs. (Dave Chambers. Foreword by Pay Quinn. 2008. Paperback. 392 pages)
Hockey Tough provides players and coaches proven methods for mastering the mental side of the game. Author Saul Miller shares the psychological training and emotional management techniques he has successfully taught individual hockey players and teams for over 20 years.
Throughout the book, NHL stars such as Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, and Markus Naslund offer insights and tips on a variety of topics related to achieving a winning mind-set for the sport. These players explain how to focus and score, how to deal with personality conflicts on and off the ice, and how to bounce back with confidence after a subpar performance.
(Saul L. Miller. Foreword by Herb Brooks. 2001. Paperback. 224 pages)
Hockey Plays and Strategies presents all of the popular offensive, defensive, and special teams systems used in today’s game, as well as tactical advice on making in-game adjustments and player match-ups at every level of play. .
Veteran coaches Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston share more than 160 plays, systems, and strategies to control the ice and light up the net. In this one-of-a-kind guide, you’ll learn these skills: Puck movement within the neutral zone to set up for attack zone entry and scoring chances on the rush.
Capitalizing on all odd-man rush scoring chances and shutting down the opposition’s opportunities.
Executing lock-down defensive play in all zones to eliminate good scoring chances and shots on goal plus many many more! .
2010 Paperback 232 Pages by Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston.
Ron Wicks was an NHL referee for more than twenty-five years. As a whistle blower in hockey games all over the United States, Canada, and Europe, Ron tells his story in A Referee's Life. He candidly talks about his fellow officials, his relationship with the players, coaches, and general managers, and the meddling of club owners. Ron has rubbed shoulders with legends of the game such as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky, and his stories of putting them and hundreds more into the penalty box take you right into game night. Along with numerous funny, serious, and candid anecdotes, this book gives space to Ron's musings on the game as it evolves here and around the world. A Referee's Life has plenty to say about pride and the great game of hockey. Ron was thrilled to be an integral part of the game for over forty years, and it shows. As in all of his years of refereeing, he pulls no punches and calls them as he sees them. A Referee's Life (978-1-897508-48-0, 160 pages) is published by General Store Publishing House, Renfrew, Ontario, and retails for $19.95.
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