(PRWEB) October 26, 2003
ItÂs 5:00 AM, the sun is still a dream from yesterday afternoon, the ice is cold, but the kids are keyed up and ready to test their skating skills by learning how to play hockey. The coach is pumped up too, inspired by the newly launched http://www.ice-hockey-drills.com and fun new drills and skills learned from Coach Dennis Chighisola's 45-minute audio program, "The Secrets of Great Hockey Coaching," downloaded from the website.
Whether hockey practice is at midnight or 9 a.m., now coaches can obtain great tips and drills 24/7.
LEARN DOZENS OF MUST-DO DRILLS AND HOW TO CREATE HUNDREDS MORE
Steady coaching with rewarding drills is what lifts players to the next level. A simple scientific principle yields hundreds of new drill ideas. "The Secrets of Great Hockey Coaching" audio program (available in both Media Player and Real Player formats) comes with a full transcript of the 45 minute audio to print for offline reference. The program is fully integrated with available practice aids such as Interactive Drill EBooks in four levels:
1) "Over 30 Must-Do drills for Bringing Them From Learn-to-skate to Learn-to-play"
2) "Over 40 Must-Do Drills for Bringing Them From Learn-to-play to Intermediate"
3) "Over 70 Must-Do Drills for Bringing Them From Intermediate to Advanced"
4) "Over 90 Must-Do Drills for Bringing Them From Advanced to Elite".
OLD PROBLEMS GONE AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE GAINED IN MINUTES
Everyone knows the game's basic skillsÂskating, puck-handling, passing, receiving, shooting and checking. However, this program studies the demands on players to enlighten coaches, and help them modify skill-drills in a way that gives their players greater success in games. A simple scientific principle dictates how long and how often a given drill should be used. Coach Chighisola shares his perspective on the issues of repetition, boredom and overcoming the humdrums.
AVOID THE CONFIDENCE-KILLERS
Coaches might be surprised that equipment really matters, as does a coach's drill selection and his or her way of increasing challenges in each drill. Physiologists know that only a brief opportunity exists for young athletes to acquire certain general and sport-specific skills. While there's a chance of losing kids who don't feel at least somewhat successful, players who just get by might eventually lose-out on some very interesting trade-off options.
A TEACHING PHILOSOPHY TO SECURE SUCCESS
How can it be that some coaches get more from a given drill than do other coaches? It could be that successful coaches understand key teaching techniques. Every drill brings about some change in a player. Only the skilled teacher knows how to weed out drills that can actually hinder a player's game-playing capabilities. Why waste valuable ice-time with drills that keep kids busy but otherwise don't increase their true playing capabilities?
ABOUT COACH DENNIS CHIGHISOLA
Coach Dennis Chighisola is the author of several coaching manuals and magazine advice columns for "Hockey/USA" and "Better Hockey". He holds a Physical Education Degree, and USA Hockey's highest rating, Master Coach. In addition to studying at the Moscow Institute for Sport in the USSR, the coach has over a decade of high school and college head-coaching experience. As the Director of the New England Hockey Institute for the last 30 years Coach Chighisola is the creator of ÂA TOTAL MASTERY SYSTEM.Â His program includes the philosophy and all of the drill-progressions he has used to send hundreds of players on to top high school, junior, college and pro teams.
For more information visit http://www.ice-hockey-drills.com