Coaching Creative Hockey

Coaching Creative Hockey

Coaching Creative Hockey

Coaching is like baking a cake.You usually need a recipe.BUT you still have to supply the ingredients.THEN mix them together in the right order.AND do the actual cooking.The ingredients you need to supply are:Your time.Some money.How your cake will turn out depends on your supply of the ingredients.It also depends on how you do the cooking.This is the sequence in which you actually do things.How your cake turns out depends on the manner of your cooking.It will also depend on your stove.Your energy, determination, persistence and single minded focus.It also depends on the correct temperature of your stove.You should end up with a solution to your coaching problem.It is unlikely to be identical to any other.The differences will be own input.That's how it should be.BUT if you do not have the required ingredientsAnd a suitable stoveYou should not attempt to cook.Wayne Gretsky - a creative hockey player.Recently I saw an interview on Australian TV with Wayne Gretsky. The Winter Olympics were on in Canada at the time. I had heard of him before. He seemed a pleasant person who was enthusiastic about ice hockey. He wasn't as big as I thought he might have been. I imagined ice hockey players as being something like grid-iron players.Except not often of African origin. Gretsky didn't fit the image at all.Canadian friends told me he was one of the smallest players. But he was a master despite his size.He holds more records than any other player in ice hockey history. He was also amazing to watch. He survived by quickness and intelligence.He also had supernatural peripheral vision.In addition he understood the dynamics of the game so well.He generally knew where the puck and the other players were going.Before they went. So he often seemed to be skating around pylons.As the mesmerised opposition remained stationary.He controlled the play so well.That the area behind the opposition's net was called 'Gretsky's office'. He used to get the puck behind the net and essentially stop the play.Then pass to the player who was open and in it went. He was so quick.The opposition didn't want to chase him behind their own net.For fear of getting 'burned' which often happened anyway.There's brutality in ice hockey so most players are big and strong. The finesse is there but overshadowed by the hitting (body checking). There is much less now than there used to be.But the injuries are getting more severe. That's because those big players are moving faster and thus hit harder! Gretsky had a couple of enforcers though.They made mincemeat out of anyone who went near him.Europeans play with more attention to finesse on a larger rink. But that was the beauty of Gretsky. He was too small to hit or be hit in most cases So he concentrated on the other skills.Wayne Gretsky turned his weakness (size) into a major advantage. You can do that too if you focus on what you can do.Rather than on what you can't. Work on your strengths.You'll not just get up when knocked down.You'll also improve what you do and get knocked down less often. Maybe like Gretsky you'll get so good you aren't knocked down at all!The start stops most people.Back in my art student days I learnt how to deal with this problem.I was in the third year of a four-year art course.One memorable evening I arrived for class and was the only one there!I wasn't happy but decided not to waste my time.I looked at my blank canvas and didn't know what to do.Yes the start certainly had me stopped.Have you had this feeling?I still didn't know what to do.I mixed Indian red with turps.Because the paint was runny, I flicked some onto the canvas.I splashed on more.Still further splashes followed the first ones.It was a bit like an Indian red "Jackson Pollock‟.I decided to join up the dots.I was pleased with the result which I had not anticipated before

Creative Hockey Coaching

Creative Hockey Coaching

Creative Hockey Coaching

A book about coaching, using hockey as a sporting example to illustrate an approach.

Creative Coaching

Creative Coaching

Creative Coaching

Are the methods you've used before no longer working? Are you frustrated that traditional approaches produce unsatisfactory results? Now there's a new and better way to work with your athletes, team, and others on your coaching staff - one that will add to your coaching repertoire and your win totals. Creative Coaching is a strategic handbook for addressing the challenges of coaching modern athletes and maximizing their sport performance. Written by one of this country's top coaching consultants, the book presents innovative techniques that apply to a wide variety of situations to help you meet the challenges of your role as coach.

The Hockey Coaching Bible

The Hockey Coaching Bible

The Hockey Coaching Bible

The Hockey Coaching Bible presents drills for developing players at each position and strategies for in-game situations, including offensive, defensive, and neutral zone play and power plays and penalty kills. Other topics include building a program from the ground up and furthering your professional development as a coach.

Creative Soccer Training

Creative Soccer Training

Creative Soccer Training

Meyer & Meyer Premium—At Meyer & Meyer we make no compromises to present the best in sports content. Go for Gold! Creative Soccer Training includes 350 modern practical games and drills that build on basic playing skills. Foregoing theoretical introductions, the authors focus on presenting comprehensive exercises and particular skills that go beyond standard training. This book includes a great variety of creative training exercises that will form intelligent soccer players. Numerous graphics help soccer coaches implement training content with their own team in a simple and fast way. The practice-oriented design additionally makes this compilation an optimal resource for training players at advanced levels.

Hockey leadership and coaching

Hockey leadership and coaching

Hockey leadership and coaching

What is required from a successful hockey coach or a hockey team? How can you as the coach bring your team to the next level on ice, but also see and strengthen each individual in the team? How do you create engagement, work with goal setting, teambuilding, strengthen your players hockey capacity, run efficient on ice practices, reduce collaboration losses, get results and work with your communication and feedback, to develop your team and yourself? The team development and leadership areas are connected to an easy to use and practical leadership model, strengthened with examples, teambuilding exercises, on and off ice practices and hockey drills for you to use. Is it possible to predict whether a hockey player, hockey team or a hockey coach will be successful? I say it is, and luck has nothing to do with it!

Hockey Drills 2

Hockey Drills 2

Hockey Drills 2

Description Do you want your players to be creative, make quick decisions, and learn to battle for every loose puck? We thought so. Use these small area game drills every day. We sell out 'small area games clinics' because kids love to compete, and they love to feel success. Players from novice to pro all love these games. 'Hockey Drills 2: Small Area Games' is a great resource for hockey coaches. It’s 26 Small Area Games with tips to set up the drill, rules of the game, key teaching points, and hockey concepts explored in each game. The opportunities in small area games to teach situation play, to manage controlled chaos, and to learn to compete are irreplaceable. Using small area games is the most efficient and effective way to drive competition and skill development forward at any level of hockey. When we ask a player to tell us his or her favorite part of practice, 95% say ‘the games we played.’ Let your players learn, compete, and challenge each other. Zoom in, scroll through drill plans quickly and easily, and help your goaltenders reach their maximum potential. Coaches who love this app understand that the position of goal is critical to team success.

You Are an Awesome Ice Hockey Coach Keep That Shit Up

You Are an Awesome Ice Hockey Coach Keep That Shit Up

You Are an Awesome Ice Hockey Coach Keep That Shit Up

Ice hockey coach blank lined journal, Perfect alternative to a card gift! Journals are some of the best kind of presents and gifts because it actually adds value to you and other people's lifes. You can use this notebook journal for / as a: diary, planner, goal setting, gratitude journal, creative writing, travels, notes, your favorite memories, etc. Size is 6 x 9 Inch 120 pages Blank lined pages journal Matte finish cover

The Season

The Season

The Season

Although written primarily with the coach in mind, The Season will also be of interest to those who enjoy the game of hockey and want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes during a hockey season. In addition to enhancing the understanding of the game, it will hopefully provide a useful planning blueprint for coaches at any level. The book starts with a focus on preparation; the mental and physical preparation of the athlete as well as the seasonal preparation and planning requirements of the coach. It then goes on to examine the evaluation and selection of a team. Ideas for establishing an effective process and important considerations for assembling a well-balanced team are examined. As the journey through the season continues, practice planning and game strategies are discussed thoroughly. Many diagrams of practice drills and illustrations of team systems are provided. The final chapter focuses on the playoffs. Ideas for sharpening the focus of the team as it prepares for this important time of year are provided. The book concludes with a look into the future for players and coaches and then provides some suggestions about finishing off the season on a positive note. Readers will find that , The Season provides them with some great coaching resources. Written in a clear and easy-to-understand style, the author relates many personal stories, ideas and opinions that will be useful and thought provoking.