Play Better Hockey
50 Essential Skills for Player Development
ISBN10: 1554076382 ISBN13: 9781554076383 Contributors: Mclean, Ron (Foreword) Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Published: Sep 2 2010 Pages: 144 Weight: 1.25lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 8.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Ron Davidson's 50 fundamental hockey skills and tactics will empower players to excel individually at this team game.
At last A book that focuses on the development of individual hockey skills and promotes 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 in four sections: Fundamentals, Skating Techniques, Stick Work, and Dekeing and Deception. As the reader progresses through a chapter, the level of difficulty of each skill increases, ultimately covering every fundamental move and technique needed for an outstanding and total comprehension of the play. 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.
Among the 50 critical skills presented in this eye-opening collection are:
- Forward stride
- Backward crossunder
- Drive and delay
- Heel-to-heel turns
- Tight turns
- Extending your reach
- Receiving off-target shooting
- The Forsberg deke
- The Datsyuk deke