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:
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