"So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about politics, misconceptions, predators and hazing, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and several other cultural ...
Author: Jamie McKinven
Category: Sports & Recreation
Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about politics, misconceptions, predators and hazing, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and several other cultural intricacies. Learn about the differences between the NCAA and Major Junior, what hockey is like in the Southern U.S. and Eastern Europe, and why the process is more important than the end result. Experience the game of hockey from a new perspective. Strap on the gear, get beneath the helmet and take an uncensored peek at hockey's truly unique culture.
Author: Burns Christie CascianoPublish On: 2018-08-07
As a hockey dad, Gilman has seen money wasted on expensive uniforms, travel
commitments, and prime ice times ... to Jamie McKinven, former professional hockey player and author of the book, So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey
Author: Burns Christie Casciano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
For the past several years veteran hockey mom Christie Casciano’s monthly Hockey Mom columns have been required reading for the half million readers of USA Hockey Magazine. Drawing on her twenty years in the youth hockey trenches, she brings a wit and wisdom that comes with spending countless hours in the rink. Mixing in a little cutting humor and some good old-fashioned motherly advice, her articles speak to and for grizzled veterans and newcomers to the sport alike. My Kids Play Hockey is a compilation of Christie’s work. Some of her topics include: Back to School, Back to Hockey: Getting Ready for a Fresh Season How to Act Like an Adult at a Youth Hockey Game Organizing Your Hockey Household Valuable Lessons Learned during a Losing Season Striking a Balance between being Coach and a Parent Whether your kid shoots a puck, kicks a soccer ball or swings a baseball bat, Christie’s sound and sage advice should be required reading for all sports parents. Because when it comes to keeping your head in the game, this mother definitely knows best.
Bathgate and McKenney were not checkers, something New York lacked, and
that need may have been the catalyst for the trade. In the ... "You don't walk in, I
don't care how good of a player you are, I mean I had played fifteen years in pro hockey and in the off season I'd run ... "1 went to New York and 1 mean, 1 was
very happy in Guelph coaching the kids 'cause I'd played pro fifteen years at that
Author: Jay Moran
This book is a tribute to the rivalry the New York Rangers had with the Boston Bruins during the decade that Emile Francis ran the club. Growing up, these two teams are what defined hockey for me and the team was not simply a city or a sweater or a jersey, it was the players. As Mr. Francis himself told me, "Every time we played it was a war. That was the greatest rivalry I've ever seen." I wrote this book for the fans of both teams, hoping that it would bring back some great memories from a time when the game was a lot different than it is today.
That was want I wanted. I was so sure back then as a kid of nine years old that
making it to the NHL would be the answer to everything. It would be a dream
come true. It would ... My son is a talented hockey player, and isn't it one of the
great Canadian dreams to play in the NHL or the WHL? Or to play on Canada's
Author: Tim Richardson
Publisher: Oys Enterprises
“Authentic. Honest. Transparent… It has been a powerful transformation for Tim, and it can be for anyone that embraces his Own Your Sh!t rules and applies them to the four key areas of their lives.” – Doug Anthony, Tim Hortons Franchisee and former VP for Western Canada. From the hand-me-downs of small town poverty to designer Italian suits, Tim Richardson looked like he had achieved the rags to riches dream—at least on the outside. But when a wake-up call from his beloved wife forced him to re-examine his life, Tim knew it was time for him to finally own his sh!t. Within these raw and vulnerable pages, Tim shares with you the story of the personal journey he made to shed seventy pounds, drop his self-destructive habits, and save his marriage and family. By remembering the morals his parents and grandfather instilled in him and pulling from the wisdom of his mentors, Tim created 15 Rules for Owning Your Sh!t that reflect his Four Foundations of living a truly successful life: Health/Wellness Relationships Money/Career Spirituality By the end of Own Your Sh!t, you'll understand how your past shaped who you are today, what matters most to you, and how to change the parts of your life that need their own wake-up call (or kick in the ass). If this regular guy who came up through the school of hard knocks can do it, so can you. Get ready to Own Your Sh!t “It is rare to find people who have the courage to face events that have defined their lives and gain knowledge from them. To put those experiences in writing and share them with the world, as Tim has done, is an amazing accomplishment. His raw honesty about his own events and the ability to share them so that others may learn and improve their lives is a gift to be valued.” – Larry Lovis, author of Mapping Your Retirement Road: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Financially Better Life. “Tim is offering every one of us a gift with this message. It’s practical, memorable and crucial. Can’t wait to see Tim Richardson OWN THE STAGE with Own Your Shit.” – Vicki Goodfellow Duke, Communications Professor at Mount Royal University
Beginners need this book because nothing else will give them as complete an
introduction to the game and an understanding as to how it works. Do ... Do you
know how to buy hockey equipment for yourself or your children (or for that matter
, your grandchildren)? Do you know ... It addresses the needs of the neophyte
without talking down to the casual player, or the rabid NHL season ticket holder,
or the ...
Author: John Davidson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" —Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and former coach of the Detroit Red Wings "Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn’t already make you a fan, then this edition will!" —Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get Hockey For Dummies, 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" —Don Cherry, former NHL coach and “Coaches Corner” commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "...a must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, former goaltender, New York Islanders "...the most comprehensive, easily understood source of hockey history and instruction I've ever come across. Not only was 'JD' a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. —From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky This updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things hockey is packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of the NHL’s greatest players. It tells you how to: Gear up safely with the right equipment Improve your skills with drills Warm up mentally—and physically—before hitting the ice Respect rules and good sportsmanship Find US and Canadian leagues and camps Former New York Ranger, John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know and tips for playing hockey at any level. And he fills you in on: Hockey ABCs, its origins, positions, gear, rules, and more The complete NHL—explores the various leagues, greatest players, training, and tons of fascinating facts, figures, and priceless trivia The best ways to follow the game from the stands or on TV How the pros do it—includes tips from Gretzky on passing, Messier on winning face-offs, and other star players on how to play like a pro From youth leagues to the secrets of the NHL greats, Hockey For Dummies, is your total guide to this cool sport.
Is there a day you want off ? ... I have never gone back on that since I began
coaching pro hockey . ... I want them to know well in advance that they could
possibly babysit the kids or take their wife and kids out to do something on that
day . ... When we give them a day off and they play well , we say that the day off
was the players ' decision : “ They told us as a coaching staff to give them that day
off , that ...
Author: Mike Johnston
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Category: Performing Arts
Simply the Best delivers rare insights on success straight from the hearts and minds of Stanley Cup winning coaches Scotty Bowman, Mark Crawford, Jacques Demers, Ken Hitchcock, and Mike Keenan. The book also features NHL and Olympic coaches Clare Drake, Dave King, George Kingston, Andy Murray, Roger Neilson, Pat Quinn, and Brian Sutter. Recognized as the greatest coaches in the game, these 'elite 12' openly discuss in their own words strategies that have made them successful. Coaching wisdom, as never before published, flows from the pages of this remarkable book.These world-renowned hockey visionaries take readers into the players' dressing room and onto the ice and explain what it takes to be a champion at hockey. But, as readers will see, these mastered principles of coaching success are also relevant 'off-ice' so that people in all walks of life, from managers to moms, can win their own Stanley Cups. The 12 coaches in Simply the Best have spent a lifetime in the pursuit of understanding how to win. Now so will you!
And remember the more vividly you recreate the experience you want to happen, the deeper and more permanent the pathway created will be. Keep this in mind
through each ... When I was playing I would grab a couple of buddies to walk
around the lobby of the hotel, check out the magazines/candy of the hotel lobby
store(fat kid at heart), or walk around the block. Basically anything to waste the
If it were pro hockey , that player would be a multimillionaire hero . In youth hockey , though , there are other names for him : goal suck , puck hog , cherry
picker . “ You want your kid on the ice to get a piece of the pie , a piece of the
From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother's basement, Jamie McKinven - author of So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey - talks freely about life as a struggling pro.
Author: Jamie McKinven
A collection of short stories from a former minor leaguer about life running the roads and playing for peanuts, with the small glimmer of hope of someday suiting up in the NHL. From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother's basement, Jamie McKinven - author of So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey - talks freely about life as a struggling pro. Learn about how to kill deadly spiders in Louisiana with a 7-iron, the day he was a jerk to Novak Djokovic and why goalies really are the weirdest bunch of dudes on the planet. The not-so glamorous lifestyle of a minor league hockey player is unveiled in this light-hearted expose."
Whether or not you played the game or whether or not you grew up as a fan, the
fact is you must have an all-consuming ... So there is already an existing
infrastructure for hockey in many countries and an interest in our game because
people from those countries want to see how their players are doing playing at the highest level of hockey in the world. Q: One of the biggest criticisms of pro
sports right now, regardless of sport, is that every year pro sports are much less
fan friendly, both ...
Author: Rick Horrow
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Beyond the Box Score" provides a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at how the ever-growing professional sports industry really works.
In his second Bantam hear, he used to fill in on the Midget and Juvenile teams for
players stolen by the high school for basketball. ... He had not come to see Hockey Night In Canada play. ... Eventually he signed the kid over to an
expansion team. ... What they needed was a shooting star, so they waved a wand like a magic billfold and a mixed-up Hockey Night In ... In his rookie NHL year he
won the Haert trophy, the Lady Byng, the Calder, made the all-star team, led his
own team in ...
Author: Martin Avery
Martin Avery reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul. Bobby Orr And Me flows from Avery's boyhood games in the Muskoka/Parry Sound region in the heart of Canada and it examines the globalization of hockey. Part memoir, part essay on national identity, part hockey history, Hockey Dreams is a meditation by a Canadian author on the essence of the game that helps define our nation.
For the record, she says, her goal is merely to provide her children with fitness
habits for life—“which I suppose makes all of this even more ... At her
administrative job at Bentley College, she hears about the hockey coaches
working the angles for the prospects they want. On the ice ... She also brings a
legal mind to the discussion, musing about the larger concepts in play when an
industry gets built up around ... signing foreign tennis players who came up
through pro circuits overseas.
Author: Tom Farrey
Category: Sports & Recreation
A first-of-its-kind investigative book on the least examined and most important topic in sports today. Youth sports isn't just orange slices and all-star trophies anymore. It's 14-year-olds who enter high school with a decade of football experience, 9-year-olds competing for national baseball championships, 5-year-old golfers who shoot par, and toddlers made from sperm donated (for a fee) by elite college athletes. It's a year-round "travel team" in every community--and parents who fear that not making the cut in grade school will cost their kid the chance to play in high school. In short, a landscape in which performance often matters more than participation, all the way down to peewee basketball. Much as Fast Food Nation challenged our eating habits and Silent Spring rewired how we think about the environment, Tom Farrey's Game On will forever change the way we look at this desperate culture besotted by the example of Tiger Woods. An Emmy award-winning reporter, Farrey examines the lives of child athletes and the consequences of sorting the strong from the weak at ever earlier ages: fewer active kids, testier sidelines, rising obesity rates, and U.S. national teams that rarely win world titles. He dives into the world of these games that are played by more than 30 million boys and girls, and along the way uncovers some surprising truths. When the very best athletes enter organized play. The best approach to coaching them. And the powerful influence of wealth and genetics. Farrey has written a surprising, alarming, thoughtful, and ultimately empowering book for anyone who wants the best for the newest generation of Americans, as athletes and citizens. From the Hardcover edition.
A professional player put it like this : “ If you don't stand up for your rights , the
players will look down on you because in ... The use of the term " kill " by the
coach – even if used metaphorically is itself indicative of the deep - rooted nature
of the problems of violence in hockey The kids ... A junior pro talked about one , a
seventeen - year - old former teammate who was being groomed for the goon
role : “ I ...
Set going to be proud someday to see my Everybody needs something to play a
club record of seven shorthanded son do ... There's a fine line between just goals
, second in the NHL last year . ... The doctor said he have no one above you , like the Islandfirst peewee hockey , then bantam , wasn't , and they threw me out of ...
After Hours Learning Life Skills ( 3-6 TE Everything but the Lockout quickly figure Kids out what to do . ... What they Sports the Rabbit kids as they pursue can't do ,
though , is interact everyday activities . The ... program . computer often decides
to then watches as Roly , Rags , The Rabbits at Home lacks NHL Hockey 95
have your player block shots at and ... and several of the player tasks , such as
filling the bath- world ' skills , like setting the animations have also been imtub
before the ...
One of the best ways to map out a path for posthigh-school life is to ask your
student what he would like to do if he could do anything. ... Our fourth child,
Franklin, was the first of our kids to ever ask Tim and me, “Why do I have to go to
college? ... He had been playing hockey for less than two years, and had only
been at his position of goalie for a year, yet he truly wanted to ... Franklin didn't
seem to have any particular career interests other than semi-pro sports, or ideally
, pro sports.
Author: Joanne Calderwood
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
A home education expert and mother of eight shares her experiences and insights into harnessing a child’s natural desire to learn. Joanne Calderwood has been a popular magazine columnist for several years and has become a popular speaker at home-education conferences across the country. Her self-propelled philosophy of education has transformed lives across the nation and around the world. In The Self-Propelled Advantage, Calderwood shares her wisdom, experience, and philosophy of education and parenting, as borne out in the lives of her own exceptional children. Informative and inspiring, The Self-Propelled Advantage is for any parent who places a high value on their children’s education. Detailing her methods for raising inquisitive, diligent, self-motivated children, Calderwood also shares valuable information on preparing for college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. Having taught one SAT perfect scorer, one near-perfect scorer, and four students who have gone to college on full academic scholarships, Calderwood has proven how successful her methods can be.
You can ask the questions you have and search the site for a particular team or
moment in football history. ... In other sections of this site, check out video
highlights, learn to play your position like a pro, and get the info on the next Punt,
Pass, and Kick contest. http://www.playfootball.com/ ... There's a lot on men's
gymnastics, trampoline, and tumbling as well. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/ ICE HOCKEY ...
Author: Jean Armour Polly
"The next best thing to having a vast reference library--and the librarian--in your own home."--San Diego Minion Tribune. A family-friendly resource providing more than 3,500 reviewed and approved children's and family Web sites, plus helpful parenting and Net safety tips. Renowned author Jean Armour Polly is the creator of the identity and brand NetMom, under which she consults with America Online, Disney Online, and many other major Internet interests. Companion Web site supplements content and provides additional related Internet links. Engages children by offering Internet-related trivia questions, along with opportunities to explore possibilities career ideas, and more.
The youngest member of the victorious Canada Cup and hard-driving Olympic hockey teams takes readers behind the scenes for a look at what it takes to make the grade. Fire On Ice is funny, frank, and filled with emotion--the story of a remarkable young man striving to achieve his dream. Features material never before revealed and sensational new photos.
Author: Eileen Kennedy-MoorePublish On: 2008-12-21
Even if your child never moves beyond these activities to a real team, at least he
or she will understand how to play the game ... Shouldyou letyourchild quit before
theendof the season, or should you insist that he or shestick itout? ... Ifyour child
is gettingpicked onby theother kids, youmay want tolook atthe activitiesfor dealing
with teasing in chapter 8, “The Sensitive Soul. ... Everymajorsport hasone: the
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is in Cooperstown, New York; the Pro ...
Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
This practical and compassionate handbook helps parents sharpen any child's social skills by identifying the "unwritten rules" that govern all relationships.