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Bob De La Salle Releases New Hockey Essentials Guide


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Novice skaters, parents can use The Hockey Method as informative guide to skating basics.

Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) June 23, 2014

According to author and long-time hockey coach Bob de la Salle, expectations of beginner hockey players are too high a transition period is missing from the time a player puts on that first pair of skates to that first hockey game.

In de la Salles new book The Hockey Method: Beginner Skating - Beginner Puck Control (For Parents and Instructors) (published by Trafford Publishing), the Canadian coach shows readers a methodology with an analytical approach for filling in this missing gap in hockey development.

The Hockey Method consists of two parts: Book 1, Beginner Skating; and Book 2, Beginner Puck Control. These two parts present 31 skill concepts or levels that are easy to learn and can be taught by parents who cant skate or by older siblings who can.

By defining skill levels similar to swimming lessons that can be graded to track player proficiency, The Hockey Method will help beginner skaters and hockey players with one-on-one direction and instruction for the approximate 300 drills involved.

Parents and instructors can learn to record and grade basic skating skills in a progressive, documented structure, de la Salle says. Rather than trying to teach thousands of drills randomly, this is a structured method of grading and documenting basic skating and puck handling skills that build on each other to actually develop the more difficult skills needed.

The Hockey Method
By Bob de la Salle
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 442 pages | ISBN 9781490726922
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 442 pages | ISBN 9781490726939
E-Book | 442 pages | ISBN 9781490726946
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bob de la Salle is a level-five National Coach Certification Program-certified hockey coach and has coached most minor hockey age groups for more than 25 years. He has taught coaching clinics across the province of Alberta and developed his own professional hockey school, the De la Salle School of Hockey Basics, in the 1970s.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an on-demand publishing service, and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Traffords experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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