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Play Better Hockey: The Essential Skills for Player Development

Play Better Hockey: The Essential Skills for Player Development

Second revised and expanded edition of the essential coaching manual which teaches essential and high-level skills for ice hockey player development.

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ISBN 9781770859753
Published 1 November 2017 by Firefly Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Davidson, Ron
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ISBN-13 9781770859753
ISBN-10 1770859756
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Firefly Books
Imprint Firefly Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 November 2017
International Publication Date 22 December 2017
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Davidson, Ron
Category Sports Training & Coaching
Ice Hockey
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 197mm
Height: 247mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hockey - Training
NBS Text Winter Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.962
Catalogue Code 774839

Description of this Book

Learn the very same skills that Connor McDavid and Auston Mathews use to dominate the NHL! Following the smash success of Play Better Hockey, the second edition of Ron Davidson's best-selling volume has been retooled with even more individual skill advancements for the modern player. From fundamentals to high-level skills, Play Better Hockey gives players the tools they need to become the next superstars of the NHL by focusing on the development of individual hockey skills and by promoting a mastery of body positioning, skating and stick work. Learning these skills gives players a strong fundamental understanding of how to move effectively on the ice in any gameplay situation. The skills are organized to allow readers to progress from fundamentals in skating and stick work to advanced moves in dekeing and deception. Davidson's progressive-learning approach teaches beginners the proper techniques, hones the skills of intermediate-level players and challenges elite players with the additional skills they need. Below are a few of the skills players can be expected to learn in this retooled second edition: Drive and delay Heel-to-heel turns Tight turns Extending your reach Receiving off-target shooting Shot-blocking techniques Tip-ins and deflections Shooting between your legs The Forsberg deke The Datsyuk deke The outside-edge reverse And many more...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [Review of previous edition: ] Davidson makes the point in his introduction that even those well versed in the sport of hockey can learn -- the greats are great because they never stop learning and practicing. The technical knowledge contained within the book is fantastic but is not overwhelming due to the highly visual presentation.... This book is laid out in a way that even a beginner like me can follow it through and get some good ideas -- or at least an understanding of what is happening in the good 'ole hockey game. However, the advanced beginner or aspiring player would get a lot more from it. Davidson has laid out the topics from gearing up to skating essentials down to dekeing and deception to breakaways and all the puckhandling, passing and shooting you can wish for in between. This book would appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about hockey or a hockey player that wants to learn how to play a stronger game.--Alison Edwards-Resource Links- (12/01/2010)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ron Davidson played on Canada's national team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. He has directed ice hockey camps, schools and clinics in Canada, the U.S. and throughout Europe, and he has directed schools and clinics for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and Ottawa Senators. In Ontario, students can learn from him at his UltraSkills Academy.

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