Coaching Hockey With Small-Area Games
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In Coaching Hockey With Small-Area Games, Hockey Canada skills consultant Dave Cameron shares the games and coaching tips he uses with players ranging from pros (NHL, AHL, and ECHL) to young athletes just learning to play the game.
He breaks down more than 50 small-area games covering all major aspects of play:
- Offensive skills and tactics
- Defensive skills and tactics
- Power plays
- Penalty killing
For maximum effectiveness, turn to the game finder and select the games that are most applicable based on player skill and intended developmental outcome. And to allow more time for coaching instead of planning, use the ready-made practice sessions designed for practices of different lengths and for developing specific skills.
Coaching Hockey With Small-Area Games will help you create game-like situations in practice so your players can develop the skills to play smart and with precision, speed, and confidence.
AudienceHockey coaches and players of all age and skill levels.
Chapter 2. Designing Your Own Small-Area Games
Chapter 3. Warm-Up Games
Chapter 4. Offensive and Defensive Games
Chapter 5. Specialty Team Games
Chapter 6. Transition Games
Chapter 7. Face-Off Games
Chapter 8. How to Apply to Game-Like Situations
Chapter 9. Developing Practice Plans From Drills to Small-Area Games
—Paul Carson, President of the Coaching Association of Canada
“I have always felt that every coach should have a bank of small-area games to use for player development at all levels. With Coaching Hockey With Small-Area Games, one of Canada’s top coaches, Dave Cameron, has put together a resource to keep practices fun, competitive, and educational.”
—Mike Johnston Sr., Vice President, General Manager, and Head Coach of Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club
Creating Games for Younger and Older Athletes
Sample 60-Minute Practice Plan
Team Practice—Focus on Team Needs