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Darryl Belfry is hockey's premier development coach, with clients including Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, John Tavares, and Auston Matthews. But his highly sought-after training methods aren't only for elite NHL stars; Belfry's unique approach has helped players of all levels uncover new pathways to performance excellence. Belfry Hockey details this powerful curriculum, developed over years of studying relentlessly to identify strategic advantages others were missing. It's a system that emphasizes discovering authentic identity, pinpointing translatable skill, building a personal performance matrix, and more. Belfry also expounds on topics including his "leading from behind" technique and how to create time and space through stick handling, skating, and body position.

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ISBN-13: 9781629378015
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 119,809
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Darryl Belfry is hockey's premier development coach and is recognized as the leading expert in uncovering new pathways of performance excellence. Belfry Hockey clients include Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, John Tavares, and Auston Matthews. 

Scott Powers is the lead hockey writer for The Athletic Chicago. Previously, he covered the Blackhawks and the White Sox for ESPN Chicago. He has also written for the Daily Herald and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Table of Contents

Foreword Patrick Kane ix

Introduction xv

1 Developing On-Ice Presence 1

2 Finding My Voice 13

3 Confidence Source 27

4 Preparation 35

5 Accountability 55

6 Feel-Based Learning 61

7 Development Is Personal 75

8 Triple Helix: Background Knowledge 91

9 Triple Helix: Depth of Skill 113

10 Triple Helix: Awareness 121

11 Skill Continuum 139

12 Training-to-Game Transfer 179

13 Video-to-Game Transfer 191

14 Teaching Progression 197

15 Feedback 225

16 Dumbing it Down 235

17 Practice Design 247

18 Drill Formats 273

19 Breaking Rules 295

20 The Sickness 303

21 Teaching Skill Is a Skill 315

22 Burden of Greatness 327

Acknowledgments 339

Glossary 343

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