Hockey: The Basics

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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This volume is the first in a new series of books from the Czech technical hockey school and deals with the basic element of hockey-skating, because the high playing skills and tactical ability, demanded by this fast game. The individual will only be successful when the basic skill of ice-skating has become a natural function and is automatic. The book describes the basics of ice-skating (skating forwards and backwards, braking, skating in a curve, the cross-over forwards as well as backwards, turns and starts). 25 little games to practice the movements as well as 45 skating exercises are included to improve ice-skating skills, and these have proved themselves in practical work with pupils. In this way, can be successfully taught and coached.

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Pavlis was a coach in the Czechoslovakian hockey league for 20 years before he took up coaching in Italy and Austria. He is the leader of the Sport Methods section of the Czech Ice Hockey Union, where he is responsible for the coaching and advancement of training personnel.

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