Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development

Play Better Hockey

50 Essential Skills for Player Development

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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

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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
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