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Description - Hockey Goaltending by Brian Daccord

Great goal tending wins hockey games. As the sport evolves, becoming a faster, higher-scoring endeavor, goal tending becomes more critical and far more challenging. The best goaltenders combine awareness, technique, and physical conditioning to anticipate the opponent's every move. "Hockey Goaltending" brings together the world's top goal tending 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 including, off-ice training programs to improve reaction time, strength, flexibility, quickness, and agility, techniques to shut down breakaways, pass outs, and wraparounds as well as power plays and odd-man rushes and detailed instruction on rebound control, recovery skills, and playing the puck. Also included are 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780736074278
ISBN-10: 0736074279
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Daccord

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. 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.