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Articles available for your Kindle or other electronic reader:
How to REALLY Tie Hockey Skates — Less foot pain! More ankle action! – 99-cents – In hockey, if “skating is the name of the game”, skate tying has to be one of the most important first steps in playing well, playing relatively pain free, and achieving maximum support with sufficient ankle flexibility. Ask anyone in the game, and they’ll tell you that Dennis Chighisola troubleshoots every phase of hockey with a combination of science and common sense. “Coach Chic” is also famous for explaining his solutions so that virtually anyone — at any level — can understand. This article (along with the included bonus article) is guaranteed to answer any question you’ll ever have about hockey skate tying.
Coach Chic’s Building Blocks Approach to Skills – 99-cents – Few hockey players, coaches or parents realize the way various individual skills build upon one another. Moreover, few realize the significance of prioritizing skills — like skating, shooting, puckhandling, and passing — to help make the complete offensive player. As you’ll discover, “Coach Chic’s Building Blocks Approach to Skills” is unique, and a must read for anyone who influences a hockey player’s development. It’s short, but it explains well the whys or hows of the way all individual skills are really connected.
Hockey Line Changes – WHEN & HOW to teach them to young players – $1.97 – This article was inspired by a CoachChic.com member and youth hockey coach, asking for guidance about when and how he might teach his relatively young players to change on-the-fly. With that, Coach Chic goes as deeply into line changes as he does most other hockey subjects. He more than answers the coach’s question, but he also suggests how those coaching teams in buzzer hockey might start introducing a basic concept involved in proper changes. Even advanced level hockey coaches might discover — or be reminded of — some important principles necessary to clean and effective changes. And, as always, Dennis explains things in a common sense way, so that even the very inexperienced hockey coach will feel comfortable teaching this phase of the game to his or her players.
If you see a special article you’d like released through Amazon.com, please let Coach Coach know. Also let him know if there’s a topic you think he ought to cover within these pages. Leave a comment below, or Email Coach Chic.
Many more coming.
Videos available through the Hockey Tips & Tricks Store:
How to Assemble & Teach A Basic Hockey System – $21.97 – By Dennis Chighisola (“Coach Chic”) 40-years of Coach Chic’s Hockey Coaching Experience Packed into 72-pages! A downloadable ebook you can either read on your computer or print to make a hardcopy manual. No coach should be without this in depth handbook!
Incredible Stickhandling – $9.97 – This 14-minute video begins with some advice that you’ll probably never hear anywhere else. (I don’t know why other hockey gurus do it, but they too often skip right into the drills without sharing the kind of background information that can make those drills all the more productive.) You’ll discover 16 easy-to-do puckhandling skills that lead to some very complex moves. (I’ve helped 8- and 9-year olds learn the “spinarama” made famous by several past NHL stars, just by helping them master two, very basic stickhandling skills.) Despite my 40-years as a coach and skills analyst, I consider myself a teacher, first and foremost. And this should be evidenced in the very methodical approach I use to order the drills, demonstrate them, and explain each one to you. I think you’ll also appreciate the way I wrap-up your video with suggestions on getting the very most from the overall program.
Analyzing the Forward Stride -$9.97 – Discover the REAL mechanics of hockey skating — as understood by PhDs in biomechanics and physiology, as well as top instructors around the world (no wives’ tales here). Besides describing problem areas in the forward stride, I’ll also share a number of drills that help a skater be faster and more energy efficient. (What is a smooth, powerful stride worth to you? A whole lot more than $9.97, you can be sure!)
(3 videos) Must-do Skating Drills (for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced skaters) – $14.25 each, $28 for the set – These are the scientific, time tested skating skill drills required of players as they climb the hockey ladder from learn-to-skate clinics to advanced level play.
Chop Stix – $4.95 – Coach Chic made this collection of training aids for about $2 (and anyone could make them). So that puts the total cost of all the gadgets — and the video outlining countless drill ideas — to under $10. And they include fun and challenging exercises — for core strength, balance, and lots of asymmetric stickhandling! They’re suitable for players from near beginners to adults (so a set could be used by every hockey player in your family). Coach Chic even has an entire team train at once with their Chopped Stix!
If you see a special video you’d like released through the Hockey Tips & Tricks Store, please let Coach Coach know. Also let him know if there’s a topic you think he ought to cover within these pages. Leave a comment below, or Email Coach Chic.
Many more coming.