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Coaching Youth Hockey, A Baffled Parent's Guide : Baffled Parent's Guides - Bruce Driver

Coaching Youth Hockey, A Baffled Parent's Guide

Baffled Parent's Guides

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780071430111
Number Of Pages: 240

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"This is a great book that touches on the most important parts of the game: sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, fun.--Larry Robinson, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, six-time Stanley Cup Champion

"Coach." You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league, but when no one else stepped forward, you volunteered to coach the team. But you can't tell a flip pass from a slap shot or an angle check from a hip check Don't panic--"Coaching Youth Hockey" is here to help.

From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, "Coaching Youth Hockey" will get you started and keep you going. You'll learn how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, stickhandling, shooting, and checking. You'll even learn to develop your own coaching style--one that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. Survive your first practice and first game Match drills to ability Make practices safe, fun, and rewarding Improve your players and your team Reach "all" your players Be the coach you never had

"A must-read book that provides guidelines for both parents and coaches in their relationships with young athletes."--Lou Lamoriello, CEO, president, and general manager, New Jersey Devils

"Just what hockey needs Everything you may encounter with young players can be answered in the pages of this extremely well-written book."--Tom McVie, forty-nine years in pro hockey as a player, coach, and scout

"I was totally confused about instructing my sons when they played hockey. This book would have prevented me from ever having been baffled."--Stan Fischler, "The Hockey Maven," NHL analyst for MSG SportsDesk, and author of "Fischler's Illustrated History of Hockey"

"Bruce Driver's success as a player came from being a student of the game. He has applied his knowledge of hockey to this coaching guide in an extremely thorough way. A must-read for all youth coaches."--Grant Standbrook, head recruiter and assistant coach, Maine Black Bears; former head coach, Dartmouth College

Industry Reviews

"An excellent resource for coaches and would-be coaches alike."

Preface: In Canada, Every Kid Plays Hockey From Player to Coach
Introduction: Welcome Aboard, Coach How to Use This Book A Word on Coaching Style
Coaching 101: Everything You Need to Know about Coaching Youth Hockey
Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits Establish Your Identity as Coach Questions and Answers
Before Hitting the Ice: Hockey Clear and Simple The Ice Rink Bare Basics Basic Rules As the Game Progresses
Setting Up the Season First Things First Selecting an Assistant Coach The Many Hats of a Team Manager Meeting the Parents Hockey Equipment Questions and Answers
Essential Skills and How to Teach Them The Fundamentals Skating Passing Stickhandling Shooting Checking
Goaltending The Last Line of Defense Goalie Fundamentals Goalie Drills
Offense and Defense Offensive Fundamentals Defensive Fundamentals
The Practice Preparation and Cooperation Getting Your Players to Respond to You Immediately Always Think Safety First Practice Planning the Practice Practice Session Worksheet General Practice Format Practice Success
Sample Practices Basic Practice Intermediate Practice Intermediate/Advanced Practice Questions and Answers
The Game Set an Example Respect the Officials Be Ready Game Overview Problems and Solutions Questions and Answers
Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues Perspective on Parents Help Parents Look at the Big Picture Keeping Emotions in Check Addressing Gender Issues Questions and Answers
Drills: Foundations for the Growth of Players and Coaches
Fundamental Drills
Offensive Drills
Defensive Drills
Game Situation Drills
Appendix Referee Signals
Glossary
Resources
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071430111
ISBN-10: 0071430113
Series: Baffled Parent's Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 18.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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