So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey

"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 ...

So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey

Author: Jamie McKinven

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505715903

Page: 256

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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.

My Kids Play Hockey

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
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My Kids Play Hockey

Author: Burns Christie Casciano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683581806

Page: 368

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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.

Brett

All I ever did when I was a kid was play sports . In the summer , I would shoot
pucks three hours a day at Kelly . Maybe I didn't work at the parts of the game
they wanted me to play , but I surely worked at the game I wanted to play . ... The
only career I ever thought about , besides hockey , was an advertising director -
sort of like the television character Darrin Stevens ... I “ I think I want to play pro
hockey .

Brett

Author: Brett Hull

Publisher: Chicago : Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781572435964

Page: 240

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In this newly revised edition, NHL sensation Brett Hull tells his own story and shares his troubles and triumphs. Archival photos throughout.

So You Want to Play in the NHL

Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

So You Want to Play in the NHL

Author: Jay Bylsma

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780809299522

Page: 208

View: 505

What does it take to make it in pro hockey? Los Angeles Kings forward Dan Bylsma and his father, Jay, offer a wealth of inside information for young players. Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

A Hockey Road Well Traveled

15 Milt Schmidt Hoosier Success For many years the teams we coached, played
as competitive a brand of hockey as we could find. I'm ... But you can't fool them
forever. ... People would say, "it's not like your kids are going to ever play pro.

A Hockey Road Well Traveled

Author: Martin G. Kavanaugh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449003265

Page: 216

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A Hockey Road Well Traveled tells of a Midwest boy from a basketball State, who fell in love with the game of hockey that was traditionally reserved for those from the North. A Hockey Road takes you on a youths journey from skating on ponds as a child to a young adult starving to see NHL games, and his many trips to see his beloved Boston Bruins, some who have been honored in this book by chapter numbers with their corresponding jersey number. A Hockey Road takes you through 16 years of youth hockey with the author's two sons from the beginning of house league, to the National Finals of PeeWee hockey, through High School and the Junior A leagues and decisions made along the way. Its about a coaches two sons and their teammates who strove to be the best, their roads traveled, and the highs and lows along the way. A Hockey Road takes you inside the Board Of Directors of youth leagues. It tells of a dads journey from becoming a Master Coach, meeting USA Olympic coaches, to buying a Pro Shop, to coaching sixteen seasons, and finally sitting back and watching the accolades bestowed on his boys as they aged and improved their hockey skills. Read about the life learning and educational experiences on hockey's road that takes the reader on hockey trips to Canada, The White House, The Gulf War, NASA Space Museums, and even Glasnost and Perestroika in Eastern Europe. Ride along as Hockey Road takes you from the Midwest to a hundred cities in search of competition and becoming the best. And how a boy from Indiana can make it in professional hockey.

A Thinking Man s Guide to Pro Hockey

You'd be surprised how many kids of 19 or 20 already are pretty bad drinkers .
You know , they're living away from home , they become big heroes in the town
they play in . People want to be nice to them . And the kids can wind up bad ,
unless ...

A Thinking Man s Guide to Pro Hockey

Author: Gerald Eskenazi

Publisher: New York : Warner Paperback Library

ISBN: 9780525217312

Page: 223

View: 624

Tales from the Bus Leagues

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.

Tales from the Bus Leagues

Author: Jamie McKinven

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490333007

Page: 324

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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."

7 Pre Game Habits of Pro Hockey Players

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 ...
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 ... the worst. I just wanted to play.

7 Pre Game Habits of Pro Hockey Players

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Publisher: Score100goals

ISBN: 0615312640

Page: 201

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Holding Hailey

I'm okay with it and I hate that you're embarrassed to be carrying my kid. What
can I do to make this better?” “I don't know,” she admitted. “I don't want your
friends or their wives to look at me like the bimbo who got knocked up by a pro
hockey ...

Holding Hailey

Author: Kat Mizera

Publisher: Kat Mizera

ISBN:

Page: 188

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Going for gold cost world-class hockey athlete Hailey Dobson everything. She may have walked away with the medal, but everything else in her life is a disaster. She has no job, no place to live, limited savings and six long months until the check comes with the money for law school. The only bright spot is her long-distance relationship with a professional hockey star. Kane “Hat-trick” Hatcher got his nickname because scoring three goals in a single game was his thing. When he gets traded to a new team in Alaska, he has three new obstacles to overcome: His game is off, the coach is riding his ass and the girl he’s crazy about lives on the other side of the continent. When an unexpected opportunity brings them back together for the summer, they find that the consequences of their actions may leave them playing co-captains for life. Neither Kane nor Hailey are prepared for this game changer. With everything on the line, can two over-achievers overcome adversity off the ice?

Inside Sports

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 ...

Inside Sports

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Goalies

Legends from the Nhl's Toughest Job Stan Fischler. one-timed it from about 25
feet out. I stood on my toes, but then he fanned on it and the puck went right
along the ice and into the corner of the net. ... For years after I finished hockey,
like a lot of professional athletes in a lot of sports, ... kids and some responsibility.
Q: What about your kids? Do they play hockey? MP: No, I've got ballet dancers. I'
ve got a ...

Goalies

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Warwick Pub

ISBN: 9781895629408

Page: 196

View: 246

A celebration of National Hockey League goalies, with personal observations, research, oral history, and personality profiles of some of the men who have guarded the net over the years.

Internet Kids Family Yellow Pages 2001 Edition

You can ask the questions gymnastics with their own home pages ? ... It's all here
, football fans , you ever wonder about the “ chalk " you see gymnasts and this
site was built by kids for the ThinkQuest rub on their hands ? ... out video
highlights , learn to play your position like a pro , and get the info on the next Punt
, Pass , and Kick contest . ICE HOCKEY R S T http://www.playfootball.com/ U V *
The Exploratorium's Science of Hockey There you are - center ice at the San
Jose Arena .

Internet Kids   Family Yellow Pages  2001 Edition

Author: Jean Armour Polly

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill

ISBN: 9780072126624

Page: 542

View: 204

"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.

Inside Hockey

I liked having twenty - year - old guys on the team and that was like a stepping
stone to the next level , ” Wilson says . “ You viewed it as a ... A lot of kids won ' t
go on to play pro hockey , but they still have Olympic dreams . ” In Nagano , the ...

Inside Hockey

Author: Gary Miles

Publisher: Metro Books

ISBN: 9781567997026

Page: 160

View: 843

A history of professional hockey looks at the most memorable players, coaches, seasons, and championships

Century of Hockey

here is so much you can say about the game of hockey - past , present and future
- but there are only two things I know for certain . ... I always was fast and that ' s
how I liked to play . Minor hockey , junior hockey , pro hockey , I never changed . I
just played . It certainly wasn ' t a style the ... I would like for every kid who plays
the game to have what I had - a chance to be myself , to do what comes naturally
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Century of Hockey

Author: Steve Dryden

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 9780771041808

Page: 160

View: 111

From the beginning, hockey has captured our imagination and fueled our dreams. It has given us heroes whose names are Gordie, Bobby, and Wayne, and it has left us with memories that will last forever. Now, this lavishly illustrated book, based on "The Hockey News' collector's edition magazine of the same name, gives readers the ultimate tribute to hockey in the twentieth century. "Century of Hockey features: - An illustrated, year-by-year overview of the NHL's 83 seasons, and a look back at hockey's early era - The 40 greatest individual single-season performances in NHL history, beginning with Bobby Orr's legendary 1969-1970 season, as chosen by a panel of 20 hockey experts - A foreword by Bobby Orr, and a tribute to Orr by "Hockey News associate editor Bob McKenzie - "The Hockey News' All-Modern Era Team, made up of the greatest players and role players since the centre-ice red line was introduced for the 1942-1943 season - "The Hockey News' All-World Team, composed of the greatest players of all time who played their best hockey (or their entire careers) outside the NHL - A celebration of hockey's 13 torch bearers - from Cyclone Taylor to Jaromir Jagr, hockey's most decorated and influential players at each stage in hockey's history Filled with fascinating photographs and stats, treatments and tributes, "Century of Hockey is a complete, fabulous celebration of hockey in the twentieth century.

The Parent s Guide to Coaching Hockey

I make sure that my players and everyone else involved with the team have a
good time . ... Even if you have not chosen to be the official coach for your child ' s
team , as a parent , you want to be as ... as we get deeper into the book , let ' s
first review the basic classifications or levels of play that there are in ice hockey .
... 18 — 19 ( no junior classification for girls ) pro 19 and up THE SKILL , ART &
IMPORTANCE OF SKATING From a 8 THE PARENT ' S GUIDE TO COACHING
HOCKEY.

The Parent s Guide to Coaching Hockey

Author: Richard Zulewski

Publisher: Betterway Publications

ISBN: 9781558703087

Page: 176

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Each of these well-illustrated handbooks serves as the perfect step-by-step introductory primer for parents and coaches. Written in an easy, conversational style, these books cover all the basic skill-building techniques, rules of the game and proper equipment for each sport. Special attention is to developing a child's confidence and self-esteem.

The Studs Terkel Reader

ERIC NESTERENKO He has been a professional hockey player for twenty years
, as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and ... Maybe there would be three
kids to a team , then there would be fifteen , and the game would go on . ... Pure
play . My father bought me a pair of skates , but that was it . He never took part . I
played the game for my own sake ... I could move pretty well , but I never really
looked like much → 346 € MY AMERICAN CENTURY Eric Nesterenko, pro
hockey player.

The Studs Terkel Reader

Author: Studs Terkel

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN:

Page: 532

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A beautiful paperback edition of Terkel's greatest hits. For this volume, Studs himself selected the best interviews from eight of his classic books: American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race and Working - together with his original introductions to each book. Published in the year of teh great man's 95th birthday, it's a keeper from the United States' foremost oral historian and the bestselling author of 12 legendary books of oral history.

Brian McFarlane s NHL Hockey

And he was on the first all-star team and the all-rookie team, of course. "I had
scouted him in high-school hockey and in the summer leagues and I thought he
was a good prospect. But it wasn't until I saw him play against the Soviets
overseas ...

Brian McFarlane s NHL Hockey

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771054310

Page: 128

View: 548

Bottom Line Personal

But often they are very ex-such as Little League , field hockey , urge your child to
try it . Then you are ... Did your child for more powerful golfers with a faster ures
as adults . say , I want to play tennis ? He may be ... Let your child sample the
proThe goal for parents is to offer their gram before going all the way . A Home
Lawns ...

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Adolescent Psychology 2001 2002

Poor Kids Need a Sporting Chance Stop Blaming Kids and TV Vders , " James
Baldwin ... I love soccer . If my parents told me I couldn't play anymore , I'd be
devastated . ” During the school year , hockey player Jason George wedges
homework ... Research Council at Rutgers University in New Brunswick , N.J. ,
observes that these players often have become “ specialists who face all the
stress of a pro .

Adolescent Psychology  2001 2002

Author: Eileen Astor-Stetson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780072425727

Page: 240

View: 267

This reader of public press articles covers definitions of adolescence; biological and psychological aspects of puberty; cognitive growth and education; identity and socioemotional development; family relationships; peers and youth culture; teenage sexuality; and problem behaviors and interventions. Visit our student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/) for study support for Annual Editions titles.

T E A M the Early Adolescence Magazine

This is Emma , who you wrote to . I slightly have a problem with your name : I don'
t know if you are a boy or a girl ? I don't mind if you are a boy because I get along
with them well too . I like to sing , play hockey , play the violin , read comics , to ...

T E A M   the Early Adolescence Magazine

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