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Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Hockey

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ISBN-10: 0071430113

ISBN-13: 9780071430111

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bruce Driver, Clare Wharton

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After 14 NHL seasons, a Stanley Cup victory, and five years as a youth hockey coach, Bruce Driver is the ideal author to bring the highly successful Baffled Parent's formula to one of North America's largest youth sports. In Coaching Youth Hockey, Driver and "hockey mom" Clare Wharton help overwhelmed parent/coaches create a real, functioning hockey team and a valuable, positive experience for all kids. Following the popular, user-friendly, tried-and- true series format, the authors guide you from the first parent-player meeting, through the first organized practice, right to the final buzzer of the last game. Clearly and comprehensively, Coaching Youth Hockey presents everything a…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Bruce Driver played 11 seasons for the New Jersey Devils, including the 1995 Stanley Cup championship team. He spent his last three NHL seasons playing for the New York Rangers. Clare Wharton is a longtime "hockey mom" and journalist.

Preface: In Canada, Every Kid Plays Hockey From Player to Coach
Introduction: Welcome Aboard, Coach How to Use This Book A Word on Coaching Style
Coaching 101: Everything You Need to Know about Coaching Youth Hockey
Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits Establish Your Identity as Coach Questions and Answers
Before Hitting the Ice: Hockey Clear and Simple The Ice Rink Bare Basics Basic Rules As the Game Progresses
Setting Up the Season First Things First Selecting an Assistant Coach The Many Hats of a Team Manager Meeting the Parents Hockey Equipment Questions and Answers
Essential Skills and How to Teach Them The Fundamentals Skating Passing Stickhandling Shooting Checking
Goaltending The Last Line of Defense Goalie Fundamentals Goalie Drills
Offense and Defense Offensive Fundamentals Defensive Fundamentals
The Practice Preparation and Cooperation Getting Your Players to Respond to You Immediately Always Think Safety First Practice Planning the Practice Practice Session Worksheet General Practice Format Practice Success
Sample Practices Basic Practice Intermediate Practice Intermediate/Advanced Practice Questions and Answers
The Game Set an Example Respect the Officials Be Ready Game Overview Problems and Solutions Questions and Answers
Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues Perspective on Parents Help Parents Look at the Big Picture Keeping Emotions in Check Addressing Gender Issues Questions and Answers
Drills: Foundations for the Growth of Players and Coaches
Fundamental Drills
Offensive Drills
Defensive Drills
Game Situation Drills
Appendix Referee Signals
About the Authors