The fun and easy way to coach youth hockey - no experience required
Hockey is growing in leaps and bounds around the world, but the demand for qualified coaches far outstrips availability. Moms and dads are being recruited to step in and assume the role of coach even with nothing more than feigned interest for credentials. "Coaching Hockey For Dummies" is ideally suited to meet these growing needs: its message is clear, the information thorough and user friendly, and it brings along a great attitude.
For anyone new to coaching, "Coaching Hockey For Dummies" will provide an invaluable reference. Unlike other coaching books, which only cover what happens on the ice, "Coaching Hockey For Dummies" covers every aspect of hockey coaching, from what equipment a coach needs, to holding player-parent meetings, to the perfect drills to develop individual and team skills.
PART I: PUCK DROPS HERE: COACHING HOCKEY 101.
Chapter 1. Jumping In with both Skates.
Chapter 2. Knowing the Basics of the Game.
Chapter 3. Getting Organized: Your Keys to Success.
Chapter 4. Running Great Practices.
Chapter 5. Game On!
PART II: COACHING BEGINNERS.
Chapter 6. Teaching Fundamental Skills.
Chapter 7. Drills for Beginners.
Chapter 8. Basic Coaching Strategies.
PART III: COACHING INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS.
Chapter 9. Teaching the Finer Skills.
Chapter 10. Coaching Offense to Intermediate Players.
Chapter 11. Coaching Defense to Intermediate Players.
Chapter 12. Teaching Goaltending Basics.
Chapter 13. Drills for Intermediate Players.
Chapter 14. Refining Your Coaching Strategies.
PART IV: COACHING ADVANCED PLAYERS.
Chapter 15. Teaching Advanced Skills.
Chapter 16. Coaching Offense to Advanced Players.
Chapter 17. Coaching defense to Advanced Players.
Chapter 18. Special Teams.
Chapter 19. Drills for Advanced Players.
Chapter 20. Further Refining Your Coaching Strategies.
PART V: COMMON COACHING CONUNDRUMS.
Chapter 21. Keeping Your Team Healthy and Injury Free.
Chapter 22. Coping with Challenges.
PART V: THE PART OF TENS.
Chapter 23. Ten Parts of a Great Practice.
Chapter 24. Ten Things to Ask Yourself Midway through the Season.
Chapter 25. Ten Things You Want Kids to Say about their Hockey Experience.