New Book, "The Hockey Method" by Bob de la Salle, Author and Coach, Provides Analytical Approach to Learning Basic Skating

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This how to guide to learning skating and puck control contains a unique methodology, including a progressive sequence of approximately 300 drills for parents, older siblings or coaches to follow.

Expectation are too high for beginners in hockey. Filling the gap in hockey development, Bob de la Salle’s new book, “The Hockey Method,” provide the transition phase from the first time a player puts on a pair of skates to the first hockey game.

This how to guide to learning skating and puck control contains a unique methodology, including a progressive sequence of approximately 300 drills for parents, older siblings or coaches to follow.

“What children really need to learn hockey is one on one direction and instruction,” said de la Salle.

De la Salle is a level V, National Coaching Certification Program coach with 25 years of experience coaching minor league teams of various ages. 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.

This book presents 31 simple skill concepts that you don’t have to be a coach to instruct. Any family member can be an instructor, starting with at home and off ice skills and drills.

This book provides a structured method of basic skating and puck handling skills that build on each other as skills increase in difficulty, making up a complete skill development program to prepare kids for hockey.

“The Hockey Method: Beginner Skating and Puck Control”
By Bob de la Salle
ISBN Softcover: 9781490726939
Retail price: $23.90
Available in hardcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Trafford Publishing.

About the author
Bob de la Salle has over 25 years of coaching experience including teaching coaching clinics across the province of Alberta. The “de la Salle School of Hockey Basics” was one of the first hockey schools to implement timing and skating speed calculations and was a pioneer using video technology to analyze skating.
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317.602.7137
mcross(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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