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

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

by Dan Bylsma, Jay Bylsma, Jay M. Bylsma
     
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809299522
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
489,250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

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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