The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Hockey

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November 2004



"This is a great book that touches on the most important parts of the game: sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, fun.-Larry Robinson, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, six-time Stanley Cup ChampionCoach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league, but when no one else stepped forward, you volunteered to coach the team. But you can't tell a flip pass from a slap shot or an angle check from a hip check! Don't panic-Coaching Youth Hockey is here to help.From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, Coaching Youth Hockey will get you started and keep you going. You'll learn how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, stickhandling, shooting, and checking. You'll even learn to develop your own coaching style-one that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun.
  • Survive your first practice and first game
  • Match drills to ability
  • Make practices safe, fun, and rewarding
  • Improve your players and your team
  • Reach all your players
  • Be the coach you never had
"A must-read book that provides guidelines for both parents and coaches in their relationships with young athletes."-Lou Lamoriello, CEO, president, and general manager, New Jersey Devils"Just what hockey needs! Everything you may encounter with young players can be answered in the pages of this extremely well-written book."-Tom McVie, forty-nine years in pro hockey as a player, coach, and scout"I was totally confused about instructing my sons when they played hockey. This book would have prevented me from ever having been baffled."-Stan Fischler, "The Hockey Maven," NHL analyst for MSG SportsDesk, and author of Fischler's Illustrated History of Hockey"Bruce Driver's success as a player came from being a student of the game. He has applied his knowledge of hockey to this coaching guide in an extremely thorough way. A must-read for all youth coaches."-Grant Standbrook, head recruiter and assistant coach, Maine Black Bears; former head coach, Dartmouth College


Preface: In Canada, Every Kid Plays Hockey
From Player to Coach
Introduction: Welcome Aboard, Coach
How to Use This Book
A Word on Coaching Style
Part One: Coaching 101: Everything You Need to Know about Coaching Youth Hockey
1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits
Establish Your Identity as Coach
Questions and Answers
2. Before Hitting the Ice: Hockey Clear and Simple
The Ice Rink
Bare Basics
Basic Rules
As the Game Progresses
3. Setting Up the Season
First Things First
Selecting an Assistant Coach
The Many Hats of a Team Manager
Meeting the Parents
Hockey Equipment
Questions and Answers
4. Essential Skills and How to Teach Them
The Fundamentals
5. Goaltending
The Last Line of Defense
Goalie Fundamentals
Goalie Drills
6. Offense and Defense
Offensive Fundamentals
Defensive Fundamentals
7. The Practice
Preparation and Cooperation
Getting Your Players to Respond to You Immediately
Always Think Safety
First Practice
Planning the Practice
Practice Session Worksheet
General Practice Format
Practice Success
8. Sample Practices
Basic Practice
Intermediate Practice
Intermediate/Advanced Practice
Questions and Answers
9. The Game
Set an Example
Respect the Officials
Be Ready
Game Overview
Problems and Solutions
Questions and Answers
10. Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues
Perspective on Parents
Help Parents Look at the Big Picture
Keeping Emotions in Check
Addressing Gender Issues
Questions and Answers
Part Two: Drills: Foundations for the Growth of Players and Coaches
11. Fundamental Drills
12. Offensive Drills
13. Defensive Drills
14. Game Situation Drills
Referee Signals
About the Authors


Bruce Driver, born in 1962, has been playing hockey since the age of three. He played minor league hockey in Toronto (where he was born) for fourteen years, winning four consecutive city championships. He served as team captain for the University of Wisconsin Badgers his junior year and went on to play with the Canadian Olympic team in Sarajevo in 1984, his senior year. He then went on to win the coveted Calder Cup with the Maine Mariners (The NJ Devils American Hockey League affiliate at the time) before he entered the NHL at the end of 1984. Bruce played for the Devils for eleven years, serving as captain in 1991-1992 and assistant captain for the next three years. The Devils won the Stanley Cup in 1995. He spent his last three years in the NHL with the New York Rangers. He concluded his 922 NHL game career with ninety-six goals and four hundred eighty-six points. He has served as both head and assistant coach since 1999 at Morristown-Bear High School and the Montclair Hockey Club as well as Head Instructor at the Huron Hockey School and the New Jersey Devils Alumni Association Clinics. He and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Whitney, 16, and Dillon, 10. Hometown: Montville, NJ


"An excellent resource for coaches and would-be coaches alike."
EAN: 9780071430111
ISBN: 0071430113
Untertitel: 'Baffled Parent's Guides'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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