52-Week Hockey Training

52-Week Hockey Training

52-Week Hockey Training (52-Week Sport Tra… by Don MacAdam and Gail Reynolds


52-Week Hockey Training

This book is part of a series presented by Human Kinetics Publishers. The goal was to provide training specific to each sport and have programs laid out over the entire 365 days of the year. We were asked to write the hockey version.

Gail Reynolds and I wrote 52-Week Hockey Training based on over thirty plus years each of experience in sports training. Gail has an impressive exercise physiology background and has trained athletes and teams in various sports that competed at all levels from amateur, university, professional and wheelchair. As with all the books we have co-authored, Gail is the brains behind the project.

With 52-Week Hockey Training you will be able to design:

  • Yearly training plans
  • Monthly practice and game sessions
  • Weekly training plans
  • Daily practice plans
  • Individual team and player training programs
  • Specific programs to meet your specific needs and concerns

Here are a couple of quotes from professionals who have used 52-Week Hockey Training:

“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- former NHL head coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Flames and also Canada’s National team head coach.

“Half the battle of conditioning is staying motivated, especially in the off-season. Don and Gail’s program will help you keep your focus and meet your conditioning goals all year long!”

Shjon Podein- former NHL player with the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche.

Here is a look at the contents of the book:




Exercise and Drill Finder

Key to Diagrams

Part I Year-Round Hockey Training Plan 1

Chapter 1 Off-Season Workouts 3

Chapter 2 Preseason Workouts 25

Chapter 3 In-Season Workouts 49

Chapter 4 Postseason 89

Part II Exercises and Drills 97

Chapter 5 Flexibility 99

Chapter 6 Muscle Strength and Endurance 113

Chapter 7 Aerobic Endurance 155

Chapter 8 Speed 159

Chapter 9 Power and Quickness 169

About the Authors 183

Get this book and start putting together the best season of training and playing that you have ever had!

Click on the link above to get your copy of 52-Week Hockey Training.


Coaching Hockey For Dummies

Coaching Hockey For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies))

Let me be honest about one of the reasons I like this book so much. I am one of the authors. My co-author, and the brains behind the book, is Gail Reynolds. We are very proud of how Coaching Hockey For Dummies turned out. It is a user friendly and fun way for coaches, players, parents, and fans to learn more about coaching hockey, and learn more about the game of ice hockey in general.

Here are some of the reasons why you will like this book.

Coaches will be able to get information on all the topics they will encounter over the course of a season. There will be tips on big picture areas like yearly planning and goal setting, along with daily concerns like practice planning and designing drills for skill development.

Players will be able to gain insight on team play and how to improve individual skills. Now you can be sure, as a player, to be on the same page as your coaching staff.

Parents can browse through Coaching Hockey For Dummies to better understand what the coach is trying to accomplish during practice sessions and games. And, parents may possibly see skills, and areas of the game, that little Johnny or Janie need to work on.

Fans have the ability to gain a more complete understanding of the game by reading Coaching Hockey For Dummies. Areas like the power play and penalty killing strategies are addressed in the book. Now, as a fan, you can better enjoy the game after reading about how these special teams work. Click on the link above on this page for your copy of Coaching Hockey for Dummies, and start enjoying hockey, and hockey coaching, at a whole new level.

Here is the Contents at a Glance:

Introduction 1
Part I: The Puck Drops Here: Coaching Hockey 101 7
Chapter 1: Jumping in with Both Skates 9

Chapter 2: Knowing the Basics of the Game 19

Chapter 3: Getting Organized: Your Keys to Success 47

Chapter 4: Running Great Practices 69

Chapter 5: Game On! 81

Part II: Coaching Beginners 93

Chapter 6: Teaching Fundamental Skills 95

Chapter 7: Drills for Beginners 123

Chapter 8: Basic Coaching Strategies 139

Part III: Coaching Intermediate Players 145

Chapter 9: Teaching the Finer Skills 147

Chapter 10: Coaching Offense to Intermediate Players 167

Chapter 11: Coaching Defense to Intermediate Players 175

Chapter 12: Teaching Goaltending Basics 185

Chapter 13: Drills for Intermediate Players 199

Chapter 14: Refining Your Coaching Strategies 225

Part IV: Coaching Advanced Players 233

Chapter 15: Teaching Advanced Skills 235

Chapter 16: Coaching Offense to Advanced Players 245

Chapter 17: Coaching Defense to Advanced Players 255

Chapter 18: Special Teams 263

Chapter 19: Drills for Advanced players 275

Chapter 20: Further Refining Your Coaching Strategies 297

Part V: Common Coaching Conundrums 307

Chapter 21: Keeping Your Team Healthy and Injury Free 309

Chapter 22: Coping With Challenges 319

Part VI: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 23: Ten Parts of a Great Practice 331

Chapter 24: Ten Things to Ask Yourself Midway Through the Season 335

Chapter 25: Ten Things You Want Kids to Say About Their Hockey Experience 339

Index 343