52-Week Hockey Training

52-Week Hockey Training


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736042048
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2001
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.58(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Don MacAdam is head coach and director of hockey operations for the Charlotte Checkers. A former professional ice hockey player himself, MacAdam has more than 25 years of coaching experience at various elite levels, including teams in the National Hockey League (Detroit Red Wings), the American Hockey League (Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators Farm Teams), the IHL (Milwaukee Admirals), Major Junior(500 Greyhounds), and the Japan Ice Hockey League (the Nippon Paper Cranes), as well as several minor-league teams. He has also served as a consultant with Canada's world championship team, evaluating NHL players as candidates for Team Canada and coaching the team during the Bauer Cup.

MacAdam is the coauthor of three previous hockey conditioning books: The Hockey Conditioning Handbook, How to Make the Best Use of Your Ice Time, and Hockey Fitness: Year-Round Conditioning On and Off the Ice. With a special focus on conditioning for the sport, he lectures at hockey clinics throughout Canada and the United States.

MacAdam earned his master's degree in physical education from the University of New Brunswick. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. His interests include home renovation, carpentry, reading, biking, hiking, and playing golf.

Gail Reynolds is an exercise physiologist who has been developing training programs for amateur and elite hockey players and teams over the past 22 years, including NHL stars. A former professor of exercise physiology at the University of New Brunswick, she currently runs her own fitness consulting company.

A member of the committee that developed Canada's coaching certification program, Reynolds has also spoken at several Canadian Amateur Hockey Association Level 4 and 5 clinics and lectured at the York symposium for elite coaches. Her articles have appeared in Coaching Review and the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Reynolds earned her master's degree in physical education from the University of Western Ontario, where she specialized in exercise physiology and psychology. She lives in Ingersoll, Ontario, where she enjoys hiking with her dogs, writing sports fiction, and renovating and landscaping her home.

Table of Contents

Part I Year-Round Hockey Training Plan
Chapter 1 Off-Season Workouts
Chapter 2 Preseason Workouts
Chapter 3 In-Season Workouts
Chapter 4 Postseason Workouts

Part II Exercises and Alternates
Chapter 5 Flexibility
Chapter 6 Muscle Strength and Endurance
Chapter 7 Aerobic Endurance
Chapter 8 Speed
Chapter 9 Power and Quickness

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”This is a great reference for helping both a player and a coach design an effective fitness program that meets the specific demands of playing hockey.”
Dave King
Head Coach – Columbus Blue Jackets

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