Play Better Hockey: The Essential Skills for Player Development (Paperback)

Play Better Hockey: The Essential Skills for Player Development By Ron Davidson, Ken Hitchcock (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ron Davidson, Ken Hitchcock (Foreword by)


Learn the very same skills that Connor McDavid and Auston Mathews use to dominate the NHL

Following the smash success of Play Better Hockey, the second edition of Ron Davidson's best-selling volume has been retooled with even more individual skill advancements for the modern player.

From fundamentals to high-level skills, Play Better Hockey gives players the tools they need to become the next superstars of the NHL by focusing on the development of individual hockey skills and by promoting a mastery of body positioning, skating and stick work. Learning these skills gives players a strong fundamental understanding of how to move effectively on the ice in any gameplay situation.

The skills are organized to allow readers to progress from fundamentals in skating and stick work to advanced moves in dekeing and deception.

Davidson's progressive-learning approach teaches beginners the proper techniques, hones the skills of intermediate-level players and challenges elite players with the additional skills they need.

Below are a few of the skills players can be expected to learn in this retooled second edition:

Drive and delay Heel-to-heel turns Tight turns Extending your reach Receiving off-target shooting Shot-blocking techniques Tip-ins and deflections Shooting between your legs The Forsberg deke The Datsyuk deke The outside-edge reverse And many more...

About the Author

Ron Davidson played on Canada's national team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. He has directed hockey camps, schools and clinics in Canada, the U.S. and throughout Europe, and he has directed schools and clinics for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and Ottawa Senators. In Ontario, students can learn from him at his UltraSkills Academy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770859753
ISBN-10: 1770859756
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English