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HockeyGuy1975 03-02-2010 06:41 PM

Best instructional hockey books/videos?
 
I'm looking for instructional books and videos. I'm especially interested in books/video that address positional play, both offensively and defensively (from a forward's perspective). Also interested in the topic of modern day systems.

I'm not necessarily looking for something on individual skills, such as Stamm's skating or Hull's shooting videos. Nor am I looking for the "basics" for a beginner; I'm looking for something for the advanced player who can already skate and handle the puck well.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Webernaut 03-02-2010 06:44 PM

Youtube.com is your friend. TONS of good videos from USA Hockey and there are some phenomenal international instructional videos.

noobman 03-02-2010 06:54 PM

You might want to look at a book on coaching.

HowToHockey 03-04-2010 04:04 AM

I would like to know if there are any books like that as well, I have looked but not really found one solid resource. I think your best bet would be to look at coaching books. The problem with hockey is that, unlike golf, once players learn the basics and move onto beer leagues a lot of them stop caring to improve their game. That makes it hard to make money from books or instructional videos. All of the money is in the basics because that is where the greatest desire to learn is.

Most of the players that continue to want to improve are playing elite hockey and they don't need to buy books because they have an entourage of trained coaches telling them what to do.

HockeyGuy1975 03-04-2010 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by beavboyz (Post 24289458)
I would like to know if there are any books like that as well, I have looked but not really found one solid resource. I think your best bet would be to look at coaching books. The problem with hockey is that, unlike golf, once players learn the basics and move onto beer leagues a lot of them stop caring to improve their game. That makes it hard to make money from books or instructional videos. All of the money is in the basics because that is where the greatest desire to learn is.

Most of the players that continue to want to improve are playing elite hockey and they don't need to buy books because they have an entourage of trained coaches telling them what to do.

Thanks. I've looked into coaches' books too. I'm open to anything... books and videos. I looked at Kevin Constantine's videos, but the prices are outrageous.

I was hoping people posted specific books or videos. Anyone?

rinkrat22 03-04-2010 11:27 AM

here you go boys... they're not free though.

http://www.sportsnationvideo.com/hockey.html

Coach13 03-19-2010 11:41 AM

If you're open to cutting edge instruction -- skills like anticipation, hockey sense, gaze control, visual search, mental toughness, etc. -- check out SportsVision Magazine.

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editorial staff, sportsvisionmagazine.com

Semper Sens 03-20-2010 11:04 AM

I have "Hard-core Hockey" by Rand Pecknold. I really like it, but there's a preview on google books (link here) so I won't bother summarizing what is written. It's pretty short, only about 150 pages and about 20 pages are on goaltending. Those are the only letdowns though, I thought it was great.

Jumbo* 03-20-2010 11:32 AM

If your looking for a book which focuses on the metal part of the game, get "Hockey Tough"

http://www.amazon.com/Hockey-Tough-S...9102690&sr=8-1

Great, great book that brought my game to another level. Never realized how much the mental part can effect your game. Definitely not for beginner players.

swede84 04-01-2010 09:50 AM

If the OP or anyone is looking for a good instructional for goalies, the Jim Park goalie instructional video he put out in the mid 90s is really helpful and will change your game. I can't say I have seen any of the other vids of his, but that one was good and changed a buddy of mines style completely for the better.


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