Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Hockey Coaching. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Ultimate Dad Joke Book: 501 Hilarious Puns, Funny One Liners and Clean Cheesy Dad Jokes for Kids (Gifts for Dad)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

Father's Day 2021 is right around the corner - snag this easy gift for your favorite guy! The Ultimate Dad Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes that are great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma! Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page. Over 500 hilarious jokes, puns and one-liners Squeaky clean, family safe jokes for kids (and adults) of all ages Great selection of time honored classics and all new jokes for 2020 Grab your copy today and channel your inner dad with some amazingly groan worthy humor bombs!

  • Author: Hugh Murmie
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 979-8644639052
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

                 

2. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3¾ million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage ("tech neck”), and for people using computers. This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym ― all of which are commonplace now. It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled “Stretches for the Digital World,” with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.

  • Author: Bob Anderson
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications; Anniversary edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Winter Sports
  • ISBN: 978-0936070841
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches

                 

3. Every Moment Matters: How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

How do the world’s most successful coaches get the best from their athletes? How do top coaches design practices, inspire their players, and build teams that sustain their excellence season after season? How do they instill high-performing behaviors? Do they coach men and women differently? What about coaching their own children? Most importantly, are these secrets available to the rest of us coaching youth, high school, and college teams? In Every Moment Matters, renowned coach educator John O'Sullivan has collected hundreds of interviews with top coaches, sport scientists, psychologists, and athletes and distilled them into a blueprint for becoming a more effective and inspiring leader. Great coaches realize something that others do not: every moment matters! You must be intentional about everything you do. Whether you are coaching your local youth soccer team, leading your high school football program, or competing for an NCAA championship, Every Moment Matters will give you the tools and strategies to become the coach you always wished you had, and the coach today's athletes are craving. Get ready to have your best season ever!

  • Author: John O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Changing the Game Project (December 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1734342604
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.89 x 9 inches

                 

4. Hockey Tough


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

Hockey is a game of speed, agility, power, and skill. It’s also a game of intimidation, urgency, pressure, and isolation. The best players aren’t just physically gifted; they’re also mentally tough. They step on the ice with poise, tenacity, and focus. With Hockey Tough , so can you. Hockey Tough builds on the physical skills by strengthening the mental factors that apply directly to the game. You’ll learn how to control your emotions and maintain composure, stay focused in clutch situations, play aggressively—not carelessly—and improve the team’s performance game in and game out. Throughout, performance consultant Saul Miller presents the training techniques he has taught hockey players and teams for more than 40 years at every level from college to European leagues, from Olympics to NHL. With insights, anecdotes, and advice from elite players, such as Sidney Crosby, Daniel Sedin, Brendan Gallagher, Ryan Getzlaf, and Mark Messler, Hockey Tough is essential to becoming a complete player on and off the ice.

  • Author: Saul L. Miller
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Second edition (June 16, 2016)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1492504092
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches

                 

5. Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

The perfect book for everyone cheering from the couch during the Tokyo Olympics Larry Olmsted’s writing and research have been called “eye-opening” ( People ), “impressive” ( Publishers Weekly , starred review), and “enlightening” ( Kirkus Reviews ). Now, the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author turns his expertise to a subject that has never been fully explored, delivering a highly entertaining game changer that uses brand-new research to show us why being a sports fan is good for us individually and is a force for positive change in society. Fans is a passionate reminder of how games, teams, and the communities dedicated to them are vital to our lives. Citing fascinating new studies on sports fandom, Larry Olmsted makes the case that the more you identify with a sports team, the better your social, psychological, and physical health is; the more meaningful your relationships are; and the more connected and happier you are. Fans maintain better cognitive processing as their gray matter ages; they have better language skills; and college students who follow sports have higher GPAs, better graduation rates, and higher incomes after graduating. And there’s more: On a societal level, sports help us heal after tragedies, providing community and hope when we need it most. Fans is the perfect gift for anyone who loves sports or anyone who loves someone who loves sports.   “Olmsted opens a window into a psychologically compelling world of passion and purpose.” —Harvey Araton, author of  Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship

  • Author: Larry Olmsted
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences

                 



6. Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

NATIONAL BEST SELLER A hockey life like no other. A hockey book like no other. Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing 39 years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was 14 years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a 17-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a 13-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close .  Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and best-selling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey.  Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again. In Scotty , Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why. This book is about a life - a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.

  • Author: Ken Dryden
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies, Hockey

                 

7. The Rebel League: The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

The wildest seven years in the history of hockey The Rebel League celebrates the good, the bad, and the ugly of the fabled WHA. It is filled with hilarious anecdotes, behind the scenes dealing, and simply great hockey. It tells the story of Bobby Hull’s astonishing million-dollar signing, which helped launch the league, and how he lost his toupee in an on-ice scrap.It explains how a team of naked Birmingham Bulls ended up in an arena concourse spoiling for a brawl. How the Oilers had to smuggle fugitive forward Frankie “Seldom” Beaton out of their dressing room in an equipment bag. And how Mark Howe sometimes forgot not to yell “Dad!” when he called for his teammate father, Gordie, to pass. There’s the making of Slap Shot , that classic of modern cinema, and the making of the virtuoso line of Hull, Anders Hedberg, and Ulf Nilsson. It began as the moneymaking scheme of two California lawyers. They didn’t know much about hockey, but they sure knew how to shake things up. The upstart WHA introduced to the world 27 new hockey franchises, a trail of bounced cheques, fractious lawsuits, and folded teams. It introduced the crackpots, goons, and crazies that are so well remembered as the league’s bizarre legacy. But the hit-and-miss league was much more than a travelling circus of the weird and wonderful. It was the vanguard that drove hockey into the modern age. It ended the NHL’s monopoly, freed players from the reserve clause, ushered in the 18-year-old draft, moved the game into the Sun Belt, and put European players on the ice in numbers previously unimagined. The rebel league of the WHA gave shining stars their big-league debut and others their swan song, and provided high-octane fuel for some spectacular flameouts. By the end of its seven years, there were just six teams left standing, four of which – the Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, Edmonton Oilers, and Hartford Whalers – would wind up in the expanded NHL.

  • Author: Ed Willes
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2005)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Industries
  • ISBN: 978-0771089497
  • Dimensions: 6.02 x 0.78 x 8.99 inches

                 

8. The Hockey Coaching Bible (The Coaching Bible)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

Featuring the insights, strategies, and experiences of the sport’s top coaches, The Hockey Coaching Bible sets a new standard for those who teach the game, develop the players, and dominate the ice. Whether head coach or assistant, at the youth level or professional, you will find a wealth of information to improve performance and strengthen your program. You’ll go inside the game with 16 of hockey’s most respected teachers: • Joe Bertagna • Bill Cleary • Tom Anastos • Guy Gadowsky • Mike Schafer • Marty Palma • Hal Tearse • Mike Cavanaugh • Jack Parker • Rick Comley • Mark Dennehy • Ben Smith • E.J. McGuire • George Gwozdecky • Nate Leaman • Mike Eaves Every facet of coaching is covered. The book features the most effective drills for developing players at each position and in-game strategies for various game situations, including offensive, defensive, and neutral-zone play and power plays and penalty kills. In addition to on-ice Xs and Os, you’ll find sage advice for building a program from the ground up, furthering your professional development as a coach, and gaining community and parental support for projecting a positive image and earning the respect of your players and supporters. Never has there been a more comprehensive coaching resource on the game. With The Hockey Coaching Bible , you’ll build your program into a powerhouse.

  • Author: Joseph Bertagna
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; First edition (September 24, 2015)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0736062015
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches

                 

9. The Hockey Goalie's Complete Guide: An Indispensable Development Plan


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

An essential training manual for hockey goalkeepers. The Hockey Goalie's Complete Guide offers practical advice and information for goalkeepers and their coaches and trainers. Anyone interested in hockey goalkeeping will enjoy reading about NHL trainer FranÇois Allaire and his four-year development plan that includes: Basic techniques Skating techniques On-ice and off-ice training methods How to evaluate goalkeepers on and off the ice The trainer's role. Step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations show how to execute each recommended technique, movement and exercise, and detailed color photographs complement the expert counsel. Each chapter has an at-a-glance summary and a chart that outlines all the techniques and exercises featured. This authoritative and practical guide also includes forms that allow players, coaches and trainers to record and refer to a goalkeeper's progress and performance during games. These tracking forms are important for annual evaluations and for planning revisions to ongoing training programs.

  • Author: Francoise Allaire
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2009)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1554074761
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.56 x 9.5 inches

                 

10. The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey Coaching - August 2021

Learn the strategy and philosophy of China's most celebrated military theorist with this highly readable and informative edition of The Art of War. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on military strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless—as applicable in the boardroom as they are on the battlefield. Unlike contemporary translations that have focused too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written for martial artists by a martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu's message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies and the proper treatment of troops to the use of spies.

  • Author: Stephen F. Kaufman
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1st edition (April 15, 1996)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0804830805
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches