Coaching Youth Hockey-2nd Edition
American Sport Education Program
About the Product
This new edition of Coaching Youth Hockey is part of the improved generation of the American Sport Education Program’s (ASEP) Coaching Youth Sports series. This widely respected and highly popular series is the best collection of youth sport-specific guides, which are grounded in positive coaching principles.
ASEP, the nation’s number one coaching education program, developed Coaching Youth Hockey to provide coaches with both an explanation of their role and concrete instructions on how to fulfill that role. You will find chapters on communicating with your athletes and their parents, teaching and developing hockey skills, planning and conducting practices, and coaching during games.
This second edition includes a special chapter on the games approach to coaching hockey, which makes practice more fun for the kids and teaching more effective for you, the coach.
Table of Contents
Welcome to Coaching!
Chapter 1. Stepping Into Coaching
How to meet your responsibilities as a coach, how to coach when your child is on your team, and how to be aware of the five tools of an effective coach.
Chapter 2. Communicating As a Coach
How to send effective verbal and nonverbal messages to communicate better with players, parents, fans, referees, and opposing coaches.
Chapter 3. Providing for Players’ Safety
How to provide for safety and respond to players’ injuries when they do occur.
Chapter 4. The Games Approach to Coaching Hockey
How to use the most effective method for teaching tactics and skills.
Chapter 5. Teaching and Shaping Skills
Learn the four steps of teaching skills effectively and learn how to shape skills, correct errors, and deal with misbehavior.
Chapter 6. Game-Day Coaching
How to prepare for the game, coach during the game, and keep winning and losing in perspective.
Chapter 7. Hockey Rules and Equipment
Understand rules, player equipment, game procedures, positions, and refereeing signals.
Chapter 8. Hockey Tactics and Skills
Know the offensive and defensive tactics and skills to teach your players.
Chapter 9. Season Plans
Organize your practices throughout the season with sample plans for players 8 to 9, 10 to 11, and 12 to 14.
Appendix A. Injury Report
Appendix B. Emergency Information Card
Appendix C. Emergency Response Card