Great goaltending wins ice hockey games. As the sport evolves, becoming a faster, higher-scoring affair, goaltending becomes increasingly more critical and certainly far more challenging. As a result the best goaltenders combine awareness, technique and physical conditioning in order to anticipate their opponent’s every move.
Hockey Goaltending brings together the world’s top goaltending coaches to create the premier resource for goalies and coaches at every level of play.
Their expertise and insight provide comprehensive instruction on every facet of this challenging position:
* Off-ice training programmes to improve reaction time, strength, flexibility, quickness and agility
* Techniques to shut down breakaways, passouts and wraparounds as well as power plays and odd-man rushes
* Detailed instruction on rebound control, recovery skills and playing the puck
* Mental strategies to put you in the zone and keep you there
* On and off-ice drills to refine your skills and elevate your play
Additionally, this special package includes a DVD of on-ice footage emphasizing key techniques and skills of the position. From vital tactics and strategies to a goalie’s unique equipment needs, Hockey Goaltending is simply the most complete guide available for players who wish to excel at the game’s toughest position.
What the experts say
“Hockey Goaltending defines the art of goaltending while maintaining a clear approach. The authors break down the fundamentals you need in order to understand and achieve your goals and saves.”
United States Hockey Hall of Fame 2007
“This is a soup-to-nuts book that will benefit goalies at all levels. It makes the complicated seem simple and it explains what a goalie should be thinking and doing in every imaginable confrontation with a shooter.”
Coach of U.S. Olympic Team and Yale University Team
“In this book, Brian Daccord has assembled a comprehensive approach to training goalies in the modern game.”
Director of Broadcasting, Publishing, and Video for National Hockey League (1985-1993)
Price: £17.99 (€23.40)
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