Following in the tracks of "Laura Stamm's Power Skating, Third Rdition" - the best selling book of its kind - here comes a revised and fully updated new edition which looks set to overtake the current market leader in style. "Laura Stamm's Power Skating, Fourth Edition" provides all the essential techniques for increasing speed and agility on the ice as well as ensuring that skaters are fully au fait with recent rule changes in the game of ice hockey. With the emphasis on speed and agility now even greater, many new training methods and techniques are being taught to players at a much younger age. However, without due knowledge of the specific safety considerations, coaches risk doing more harm than good to these young skaters. Often the desire to attain speed and agility results in decreased puck control and poor balance. As a highly regarded and active instructor on the professional scene, Laura Stamm's unique power skating programme has evolved with the game. She has developed drills and other techniques to help improve speed, power and agility without neglecting the importance of ice hockey fundamentals.
As ever, skills are presented in a progressive format beginning with the most basic drills and gradually increasing to the more complex. Modifications and variations accompany the more advanced drills to allow for safe execution by younger skaters.
Internationally renowned power skating coach Laura Stamm has been coaching hockey players for 30 years. The first woman ever to coach a major league professional hockey player, Stamm has shown the hockey world how important skating technique is to a player's success. She has worked with college and youth hockey players, U.S. Olympic team members and professional players representing most National Hockey League (NHL) teams.
Chapter 1. Skates and Equipment for Superior Skating; Chapter 2. Balance for Stability and Speed; Chapter 3. Force Application for Explosive Speed; Chapter 4. Forward Stride for a More Aggressive Attack; Chapter 5. Backward Stride for Mobility on Defense; Chapter 6. Crossovers for Acceleration on Curves; Chapter 7. Explosive Starts for Gaining the Advantage; Chapter 8. Stops for Halting on a Dime; Chapter 9. Turns and Transition for Multidirectional Moves; Chapter 10. Agility for Maximum Coverage of the Ice; Chapter 11. Training and Conditioning for Faster, More Powerful Skating.