Hockey's best coaches give you the skills for skating to the big ice.
Prime time for hockey is at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday nights. That's the sacred hour set aside for elite players. It's not for peewees or weekend warriors. It's for the best of the best. So the question is: What do you have to do to play prime time?
The authors of Hard-Core Hockey took this question to the toughest and winningest NCAA Division I coaches in the country-and they came back with all the answers.
With nearly 150 instructional photos and illustrations and tons of drills, elite coaches such as Dave Peters of Dartmouth, George Gwozdecky of the University of Colorado, Bruce Marshall of the University of Connecticut, and many more teach you how to:
- Stickhandle, skate, and shoot for maximum scoring
- Master the butterfly-to-butterfly save
- Control the gap
- Block shots as if you were a stone wall
- Make the most of power plays and penalty kills
- Attract the attention of recruiters
- And much more
Rand Pecknold is the head coach of Quinnipiac University's men's ice hockey team. Named the 2005 Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year, he lives in Bedford, New Hampshire. Aaron Foeste is the author of Women's Ice Hockey Basics. A former head coach at Columbia University, he lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
1. What Do College Recruiters Look For?
2. Power Skating
5. Stick handling
8. Off-Ice Training
9. Coaching Youth Hockey
10. What to Expect When You Advance to College Hockey and Beyond
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