Brian Daccord Hockey Goaltending

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Hockey Goaltending

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Any player who's ever strapped on skates knows that quality goaltending and winning hockey go hand in hand. As a goaltender in low-scoring games, you have little margin for error in trying to keep your team in the game. In wide-open games, you're the last line of defense with little support from your teammates.

A sure-fire guide to reaching your potential in the net, Hockey Goaltending provides a well-illustrated and comprehensive look at mastering the unique skills and challenges faced by goaltenders. Accompanying 135 photos and illustrations is detailed instruction on the fundamental skills required to play goal, strategies for dealing with every shooting situation, and complete off-ice conditioning programs.

Written for coaches and goaltenders in both ice and roller hockey, you'll find everything you need to prepare in practice and perform in games. Profiles of top NHL goaltenders in each chapter add even greater insight into proven techniques and tactics.

Hockey Goaltending gives beginning- and intermediate-level players solid advice for choosing proper equipment and mental training tips for handling the pressures of hockey's toughest position. Don't let this one get by you-Hockey Goaltending may be your ticket to becoming an elite goalie in your league this season.

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“Brian Daccord has fired a winner with Hockey Goaltending, and there will be fewer game-winning goals scored on its readers because of it!”

Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils

“This book breaks new ground for the aspiring goaltender and the goaltender coach. Brian is of the generation that can present the basics of modern goaltending with an appreciation for the position’s history. With the inclusion of the in-line material, this book is unique among available teaching tools.”

Joe Bertagna Former Goalie Coach, Boston Bruins Goalie Coach, 1994 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

“This book is very well-written. It covers all phases of goaltending. It’s a must-read for coaches and goaltenders.”

Warren Strelow President, Strelow Goalie Schools Goalie Consultant, San Jose Sharks Goalie Coach, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

About the Author:


Having played professional hockey in Europe, college hockey in the United States, and junior hockey in Canada, Brian Daccord truly brings a global perspective to the position of goaltender.

A former player and coach at Merrimack College (NCAA Division I, Hockey East), Daccord holds a masters degree in sports science and is certified by USA Hockey as a master-level coach. At present, he is the head hockey coach and general manager of the Valley Junior Warriors in the Eastern Junior Hockey League and teaches goaltenders of all ages at camps and clinics throughout the year.

Daccord, a native of Montreal, lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife, Daniela, and son, Joël.

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