Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development

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Ron Davidson's 50 fundamental hockey skills and tactics will empower players to excel individually at this team game.

At last! A book that focuses on the development of individual hockey skills and promotes 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 in four sections: Fundamentals, Skating Techniques, Stick Work, and Dekeing and Deception. As
the reader progresses through a chapter, the level of difficulty of each skill increases, ultimately covering every
fundamental move and technique needed for an outstanding and total comprehension of the play. 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.

Among the 50 critical skills presented in this eye-opening collection are:

* Forward stride

* Backward crossunder

* Drive and delay

* Heel-to-heel turns

* Tight turns

* Extending your reach

* Receiving off-target shooting

* The Forsberg deke

* The Datsyuk deke