This manual was designed to introduce a basic understanding of warm-ups, stretching, plyometrics, balance and coordination, off-ice stickhandling, nutrition, hydration and skill development during the off-season of hockey. It also introduces parents and players to the concepts of Long Term Player Development and the proper activities that they can be engaged at the appropriate age.
This document only contains the Manual Introduction. The full manual and DVD can be purchased through the Hockey Canada online store
Checking is a critical skill in the game of hockey that when performed properly can create quality scoring opportunities or help a team regain control of the puck. Just like skating, puck control, passing and shooting there are key progressions to the skill of checking when taught effectively, can greatly enhance a player's enjoyment of the great game of hockey.