Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development

Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development

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Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development by Ron Davidson

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554076383
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 09/02/2010
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 573,540
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ron Davidson played on Canada's national team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. He has directed hockey camps, schools and clinics in Canada, the U.S. and throughout Europe, and he has directed schools and clinics for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and Ottawa Senators. His hockey-skill philosophies and teachings are seen on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada in a segment called "Think Hockey."

Ron MacLean is the host of the iconic Hockey Night in Canada and co-host of "Coach's Corner." One of Canada's most beloved sportscasters, MacLean has hosted events such as the Olympics and has won eight Gemini Awards, which honor the best in Canadian television. He is a prominent supporter of minor hockey and is a Hockey Canada certified level 5 referee.

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