The Hockey Drill Book: 463 Drills for Mastering the Modern Game

The Hockey Drill Book: 463 Drills for Mastering the Modern Game

Paperback The Drill Book Series

By (author) Dave Chambers

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 251mm x 23mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736065342
  • ISBN 13: 9780736065344
  • Illustrations note: 498 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 373,942

Product description

Capitalise on the speed, passing, shooting and offensive systems of the modern game with the one resource that combines the best drills from both North America and Europe.Gathered from hundreds of hours in the top rinks in the world, "The Hockey Drill Book" brings together expertise from coaches in the NHL, World Cup, Olympics, World Championships and top ranked amateur programmes including Canada, United States, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden.Rink diagrams outline the best drills for skill evaluation and instruction, offensive rushes, defensive systems, position and game-specific situations, games, special teams and conditioning - all geared toward preparing your team in all facets of the game.Former NHL and World Championship Gold Medal coach Dave Chambers uses over 30 years of hockey wisdom to pull the "best of the best" into one resource.Aimed at hockey coaches and players, "The Hockey Drill Book" gives the reader all the tools needed to stay ahead of the competition.

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Dave Chambers has won the NIT and NCAA Men's Championships, as well as coaching the United States Men's National team to an Olympic Gold Medal. His experience with all types of players and styles makes him ideally situated to teach the evolving styles that makes up the new NHL - a blend of European skills and North American lanes and positioning. Chambers has won two gold medals for Canada and five Coach of the Year awards.

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"The Hockey Drill Book "demonstrates Dave Chambers' intimate knowledge of the game. He has the ability to simplify every skill set. This collection of drills is an absolute must for individual player and team development."" Ken HitchcockHead Coach of Columbus Blue Jackets "The Hockey Drill Book "demonstrates why Dave Chambers is known as the 'professor of coaching.' Chambers uses his practical experience in coaching combined with his strong teaching background to guide coaches and players through the technical and tactical skills of hockey."" Johnny R. MisleyExecutive Vice PresidentHockey Canada ""The Hockey Drill Book "is absolutely outstanding. In the past, it was an exhausting process using multiple Web sites, numerous books and manuals, and Hockey Canada to find drills related to our coaching plans. Now we have one true source that will service all of our needs from a drill perspective." David ClaggettSimons Valley Giants Hockey Club

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Teaching Hockey Skills; Chapter 2. Designing Effective Practices and Drills; Chapter 3. Warm-Up Drills (No Shooting); Chapter 4. Warm-Up Drills (Shooting); Chapter 5. One-on-One Drills; Chapter 6. Two-on-One Drills; Chapter 7. Two-on-Two Drills; Chapter 8. Three-on-One Drills; Chapter 9. Three-on-Two, Five-on-Two, and Breakout Drills; Chapter 10. Defensive Drills; Chapter 11. Combination Drills; Chapter 12. Shooting Drills; Chapter 13. Defenseman Drills; Chapter 14. Forward Drills; Chapter 15. Goalie Drills; Chapter 16. Power Play, Penalty-Killing, and Face-Off Drills; Chapter 17. Fun Drills; Chapter 18. Evaluation Drills; Chapter 19. On-Ice Conditioning Drills.