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"Hockey is a game that demands good sound skills as the foundation for both individual players and the team, " writes Mike Smith. And team success, he adds, is simply a reflection of coaching success. In The Hockey Coach's Manual: A Guide to Drills, Skills, Tactics and Conditioning , Smith presents a winning formula for the hockey season. Complete with over 125 step-by-step diagrams, this book helps coaches set up a season-long program and walks them through a host of dryland and on-ice training regimens that will build team cooperation and enhance individual ability. Dozens of skill-building drills provide coaches with the tactical and strategic advantage vital for matching a tailor-made hockey system--whether based on conservative or aggressive play -- to the achievement level of players aged 9 to 18. A timeless and accessible handbook, The Hockey Coach's Manual is invaluable both as an introduction and as a quick refresher course to the challenging responsibility of coaching hockey.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781552091838
ISBN-10: 155209183X
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 215mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Michael A Smith

Michael A. Smith has been involved with hockey for over forty years as a player, coach, and staff member with the New York Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Tulsa Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, and Team USA. He has served as an advisor for the National Hockey League and has traveled extensively as a lecturer, advisor, and friend of the sport. He has written several books about hockey.

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