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Play Better Hockey



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Firefly Books Ltd
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This is the edition with a publication date of 9/2/2010.
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Ron Davidson's 50 fundamental hockey skills and tactics will empower players to excel individually at this team game.At last! A book that focuses on the development of individual hockey skills and promotes a mastery of body positioning, skating and stick work. Learning these skills gives players a strong fundamental understanding of how to move effectively on the ice in any gameplay situation.The skills are organized in four sections: Fundamentals, Skating Techniques, Stick Work, and Dekeing and Deception. As the reader progresses through a chapter, the level of difficulty of each skill increases, ultimately covering every fundamental move and technique needed for an outstanding and total comprehension of the play. Davidson's progressive-learning approach teaches beginners the proper techniques, hones the skills of intermediate-level players and challenges elite players with the additional skills they need.Among the 50 critical skills presented in this eye-opening collection are: Forward stride Backward crossunder Drive and delay Heel-to-heel turns Tight turns Extending your reach Receiving off-target shooting The Forsberg deke The Datsyuk deke

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