Hockey Goaltending

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Human Kinetics, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 268 pages
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Great goaltending wins hockey games. As the sport evolves, becoming a faster, higher-scoring endeavor, goaltending becomes more critical and far more challenging. The best goaltenders combine awareness, technique, and physical conditioning to anticipate the opponent's every move.

Hockey Goaltendingbrings together the world's top goaltending coaches to create the premier resource for goalies and coaches at every level of play. Their expertise and insight provide comprehensive instruction on every facet of this challenging position:


-Off-ice training programs to improve reaction time, strength, flexibility, quickness, and agility

-Techniques to shut down breakaways, passouts, and wraparounds as well as power plays and odd-man rushes

-Detailed instruction on rebound control, recovery skills, and playing the puck

-Mental strategies to put you in the zone and keep you there

-On- and off-ice drills to refine your skills and elevate your play

Additionally, this special package includes a DVD of on-ice footage emphasizing key techniques and skills of the position. From vital tactics and strategies to a goalie's unique equipment needs, Hockey Goaltending is simply the most complete guide available for players who wish to excel at the game's toughest position.

 

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Contents

Getting Stronger
19
CONTENTS
25
Increasing Flexibility
55
O Improving Quickness and Agility
77
Save Techniques
96
Postsave Recovery
101
Crease Management Skating Techniques
133
o Postsave Recovery Plus Blocking Tracking and Reacting
159
Shutting Down Offensive Attacks
177
Behind the Net Coverage
189
Defending Walkouts
201
the Puck
211
Skating Drills
246
About the Editor 265 I About the Contributors
266
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About the author (2009)

Brian Daccord is a former goaltending consultant of the Boston Bruins. His "Ask the Coach" column appears in each issue of Goalies' World magazine, and he can be heard across North America on his weekly radio segment "Between the Pipes With Brian Daccord" on the Fast Hockey Show on XM radio. Coach Daccord was featured in Hockey News as one of the NHL's top goalie coaches with "crease clout." He has worked with more than 30 professional goaltenders since 1999, including 2003-04 NHL Rookie of the Year Andrew Raycroft, NHL record holder for consecutive shutout minutes Brian Boucher, and Scott Clemmensen, national champion from Boston College. Daccord has also helped develop 22 NHL draft picks since 2000. His current clients include top NHL, AHL, ECHL, college, and junior goaltenders.

Currently, Daccord trains many of the top goaltenders in the country at Stop It Goaltending. He is also the director of the Goaltending Consultant Group, which features many of the top goalie coaches in North America. He is a former coach and player at Merrimack College (NCAA Division I) and played seven seasons of professional hockey in Switzerland. He has coached at every level of youth hockey as well as the U.S. prep school, junior, college, and professional levels. Daccord holds a master-level coaching certification with USA Hockey and also has earned a master's degree in sport science. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife, Daniela, and two sons, Joey and Alex.

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