So You Want to Play in the NHL : A Guide for Young Players

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What does it take to make it in pro hockey? Los Angeles Kings forward Dan Bylsma and his father, Jay, offer a wealth of inside information for young players. Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

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Overview

What does it take to make it in pro hockey? Los Angeles Kings forward Dan Bylsma and his father, Jay, offer a wealth of inside information for young players. Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

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In today's jaded sports world filled with pampered, trash-talking athletes, perhaps only a hockey player could write a book extolling the value of such old-school customs as practice, teamwork, personal responsibility, hard work, and perseverance. This book of life lessons is geared for younger readers. The Bylsmas previously published a book aimed at parents, So Your Son Wants To Play in the NHL (Sleeping Bear, 1998), and Dan Bylsma currently plays in the NHL himself. In addition to focusing on the eternal truths noted above, this book also discusses more specific topics for aspiring players: whether to play travel hockey, how to choose a hockey camp, and how to get a college scholarship. It also offers advice on how a child can try to deal with difficult situations involving coaches and loud, critical, pushy parents a phenomenon we see more and more with youth sports programs. Recommended for school and public libraries. John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809299522
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 619,771
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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Dan Bylsma is a member of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. Along with his father, Jay, he wrote So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL in 1998.

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

    Good for young athletes

    My 13 year old hockey player son loved this book. He was struck by the fact that Dan emphasized staying in school and studying hard along with being an athlete.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    Excellcent reading for children and parents.

    Provides direction and guidance for young people/athletes on how to set goals, develop a work ethic, speaks to building character. Reinforces the fact that it will take a tremendous amount of work, dedication and experiencing failure to make it. Asks the question, what do I do I do now, when I make it. Stresses the fact that a professional career will usually end in 4 or 5 years and the athlete has much more life to live and "work". Good common sense thoughts about growing up and living life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2001

    great book on young ones who arent sure if the nhl or hockey is really what they want in life and a very interesting book

    great book, great tips on hockey players and great tips for life an all around great book

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