Book Description: There's a lot more to coaching hockey than teaching players how to shoot a puck. You have to train them to execute advanced skills and tactics, evaluate their technique, and give them exercises and drills to hone their skills. Additionally, you have to organize your team, select equipment, motivate your players, plan practices, and pull everything together for competitive play.Coaching Hockey Successfully makes all these tasks much easier by guiding you through every aspect of the coach's role giving you a blueprint for establishing a successful program. It's an all-encompassing manual for beginning coaches and a thorough reference for more experienced coaches.Author Dennis “Red” Gendron has coached hockey at nearly every level of competition, from youth summer clinics to NHL teams, and his teams have won everything from high school state championships to a Stanley Cup. In Coaching Hockey Successfully Gendron shares his experiences and wealth of knowledge to help you build your own winning hockey program.Coaching Hockey Successfully gives you advanced skills, drills, and strategies for play in the defensive, neutral, and offensive zones. The book addresses a wide spectrum of vital coaching topics:- Developing a program philosophy- Motivating players- Planning the season- Preparing for practices- Building a feeder system- Handling game situations- Evaluating performanceYou'll find helpful information on special teams, bench coaching, scouting, and program analysis, plus sample practice plans to guide you through the season.Whether you're new to coaching or merely looking for more effective ways to teach hockey techniques and tactics, you can turn to Coaching Hockey Successfully for expert advice and insights to help you round out your program.