In hockey, the team that has mastered skillful puck movement usually comes out on top. Whether you’re attacking the goal or maneuvering out of a compromising situation near the opponent’s goal, sharp passing and receiving skills are vital weapons that can consistently carry your team to victory. Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving provides all the expert instruction you need to get your team passing and receiving the puck like a well-oiled machine.
The book includes 75 drills, many of which can be applied to both in-line and ice hockey. Backed by the sport’s premier provider of coach and player instruction, Huron Hockey, Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving teaches how to develop individual skills and use them within a team concept. In addition to improving puck movement in the offensive zone, the drills also focus on the all-important transition game, where much of the action takes place during a match.
Expert instructors George Gwozdecky and Vern Stenlund provide the key teaching points and practice activities to hone players’ abilities to move and keep possession of the puck. Drills within each chapter start basic then increase in difficulty to provide a wide range of challenges and learning situations. Each drill is accompanied by special coaching tips to correct common errors and maximize players’ performance.
Any player has the potential to master passing and receiving the puck. With Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving, you will boast better puck movement than the rest and dominate on the ice.
Chapter 1. Puck Exchange Principles
Chapter 2. Evaluation and Development of Fundamentals
Chapter 3. Focused Warm-Up Drills
Chapter 4. Puck Exchanges Through the Wheel
Chapter 5. Four Blues Passing and Receiving
Chapter 6. High-Speed Puck Movement
Chapter 7. One-Time or Touch Passes
Chapter 8. Aggressive Timing and Transitions
Chapter 9. Mastery of Puck Control
"Winning coaches know that passing and receiving are critical elements of any team’s success, especially as they relate to transition play. This book addresses these skills in a progressive fashion, and I can recommend Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving for any serious player or coach."
Associate Coach, Detroit Red Wings
About the Authors:
George Gwozdecky has a winning touch. As head coach at the University of Denver he has once again turned a losing program into a nationally respected contender, just as he had done at Miami University. Gwozdecky is highly regarded as one of hockey’s top coaches and most gifted clinic speakers. He also was a top collegiate player at the University of Wisconsin and in 1994 was inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame. Gwozdecky lives in Denver, Colorado.
K. Vern Stenlund is a leading hockey instructor who played professionally and has coached at all levels. He is also a consultant to the Huron Hockey School and has assisted in establishing satellite clinics in West Orange, New Jersey; Chicago and Geneva, Illinois; Toronto, Ontario; Traverse City, Michigan; and Jackson, Wyoming. Stenlund lives in Windsor, Ontario.