Hockey Drills for Puck Control

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Human Kinetics, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 177 pages
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Hockey is a game of speed and strength, but it`s also a contest of skill and precision. Teams that control the puck also control the game and score more goals. >Hockey Drills for Puck Control> presents 70 challenging drills to help you better control the puck and help your team put more points on the scoreboard.Author Vern Stenlund, a former professional player, is now a successful coach and an instructor for the Huron Hockey School. Huron has graduated more than 300 players to the NHL, and each year enrolls more than 10, 000 aspiring hockey players to its clinics. In >Hockey Drills for Puck Control> Stenlund presents activities that translate into improved competitive performance on the ice.Each chapter presents 10 illustrated drills that focus on specific puck-control skills. All activities are easily adaptable to roller hockey, and many drills emphasize learning in game-like situations.The drills progress in difficulty--from fundamental to advanced and from solo practices to game situations. A special Drill Finder section cross references drills by their related skills categories so you can easily find the ones that fit your needs.Each chapter includes full-page diagrams illustrating the drills and features Key Points and Drill Progressions sections in each chapter that:- tell you what Huron Hockey School coaches have learned over the years to make the drills most effective,- offer tips to help players and coaches reduce the time to master skills, and- provide helpful ideas to refine the drills to challenge even the most experienced player.Stenlund explains how to modify drills to include shooting at the end of activities and includes a chapter on passing as a means of puck control.Improve your puck control skills with these 70 ice-tested >Hockey Drills for Puck Control>.

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K. Vern Stenlund is a leading hockey instructor who played professionally and has coached at all levels.

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