Winning Roller Hockey
About the Product
The fast-growing sport of roller hockey is here to stay. And now there’s a book to give you an edge on the competition. Winning Roller Hockey covers all the fundamentals of the sport and more.
The book begins by explaining what it takes to be successful and how to stay injury-free in this fast-paced and physical game. Chapters on equipment selection, conditioning, and safety help ensure that the season gets off to a successful start.
Authors Dave Easter, who coached the ’96 Men’s Canadian National Team to two silver medals and the junior team to a gold medal in the World Championships, and Vern Stenlund, one of the world’s leading hockey instructors, present a complete instructional resource for players and coaches. In separate chapters they focus on developing a specific skill or game strategy, while providing a selction of progressive drills to promote learning at practice and performance in games. Easter and Stenlund end the book with a chapter of insider tips—secrets they’ve found most important to success in roller hockey competition.
The endorsement by Huron Hockey School, one of the most respected international instructional organizations in ice and roller hockey, confirms the book’s quality of information. Winning Roller Hockey is the best guide to being your best in this fun and challenging game.
About the Author
Dave Easter knows what it takes to teach winning roller hockey. Easter is the President/CEO with the Canadian Inline Hockey Association (CIHA). He has helped build a High Performance Inline Hockey Program that will continue to develop Canada’s top talent for future international teams.
Under Easter’s guidance the Canadian Men’s National Inline Team won two gold and three silver medals. The CIHA Women’s National Team won the inaugural World Championship in 2002 and silver with Canada’s first attempt at the 18U World Jr. Cup.
Canadian teams continue to dominate the annual World Youth Inline Cup, with top Provincial Teams across the country competing each year with teams from around the globe as part of the overall High Performance Program of CIHA.
An NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Advanced Level Hockey Coach, Easter also coached in the Western Junior B Ice Hockey League in Ontario, Canada, for five years and served as Director of Education for the Chatham Minor League Hockey Association in 1994-95.
Easter is a member of the Canadian Professional Coaching Association. An internationally-respected ambassador of roller hockey, Easter also has been invited to teach the sport in Australia, Great Britain, Germany, and many other countries wishing to learn more about the sport and teaching the sport of inline hockey.
As a player, he competed for three years at the Junior B level and four years as a member of the University of Windsor hockey team.
Easter and his wife Carole have three children: Jill, Derek, and Jenna. They live in Chatham, Ontario. In his leisure time Easter enjoys golf, reading, boating, and family activities.
Dr. K. Vern Stenlund is one of the world’s leading hockey instructors. He has played professional hockey and coached the sport at all levels. He is also a consultant to the Huron Hockey School and has recently been appointed to the position of Director, Program Development, at Huron.
A first-round choice of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, Stenlund led the team in scoring with 119 points during the 1975-76 season. A second-round pick by the NHL’s California Golden Seals in 1976, Stenlund eventually played for the Cleveland Barons of the NHL and the Phoenix Roadrunners and Salt Lake City Eagles of the Central Hockey League.
Stenlund began his coaching career directing the London Southwest Midgets of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association to a provincial championship in 1981-82. He has also coached at both the university and junior levels in Canada and directed the Windsor Bulldogs to a regular season title in 1990-91. Since 1992 he has been head coach of the league-champion Leamington Flyers of the Western Jr. B League.
Stenlund is an assistant professor of education at the University of Windsor. He received an EdD from the University of Michigan in 1994. A former area scout for the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Stenlund is a consultant for Vitality Alliance (formerly the Praxis Group of Provo, Utah).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Equipment
Chapter 3. Conditioning and Safety
Chapter 4. Skating
Chapter 5. Controlling the Puck
Chapter 6. Passing and Receiving
Chapter 7. Shooting
Chapter 8. Goaltending
Chapter 9. Offensive Team Strategies
Chapter 10. Transition Strategies
Chapter 11. Defensive Team Strategies
Chapter 12. Game Performance Tips
Appendix A. Sample Team Practice Plans
Words of Praise
"A comprehensive overview of roller hockey with excellent tips, drills, and instruction for potential roller hockey players of all ages!"
Roller Hockey magazine
former Coach of the Year RHI 1994
"Winning Roller Hockey is a tremendous resource. An extremely well organized book that offers coaches and players practical teaching tools and tips in a planned teaching progression."
Huron Hockey School