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||“The book Hockey Made Easy is great for all ages.”
- Former NHL ‘Rookie of the Year’ defenseman
and Stanley Cup Winner
||“Great Book !”
Former Head Coach Carolina Hurricanes
and Former Assistant Coach of the Montreal
Canadians and Captain and Stanley Cup winner of
the Canadiens - Kirk Muller
Review: Hockey Made Easy
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Summary: This is a classic long-salescopy-buy-my-ebook
website. But, hey the ebook is awesome. I bought a copy myself.
What follows is my brief encomium to this product.
The product here is: Hockey Made Easy: Canada’s
Best Instructional Manual. The author of the manual,
John Shorey, has spent decades playing and coaching in Ontario.
This ebook is on its sixth or seventh version by now: proof that
it has been improved and maintained over time.
Out of respect to John Shorey’s effort I would never give
it away. There are chapters available on the internet if you
search hard enough. The book is written as a how-to manual for
coaches of minor and youth league teams, “parents and players”.
For the adult beginner player, it is a tremendous resource. At
less than $30, it is peanuts for an adult hockey player. Honestly,
if you can afford to play hockey, you can afford to spend $30 on a
book that is full of great info.
You can get a preview of the book via
Shorey breaks the book into units. For the beginner player,
you could start with the earlier units such as “Basic Skills and
Equipment”. For the intermediate player, the units in the middle
are gold. Seriously. These units are: Shooting and Scoring,
Positional Play, Offensive Play, Defensive Play. I know I would
like to really learn this stuff and get people on my rec teams to
read it, too.
There are diagrams and drills. But really, when was the
last time an adult rec team did a real drill? Maybe someone else’s
team, but not mine. Luckily, there are lots of tips and rules of
play and rules of thumb which when added to your game will make
everyone else better.
Examiner.com Hockey coach and author shares valuable tips on
youth players - Warren Shaw Writer for Examiner.com
"I highly recommend the purchasing of ‘Hockey Made Easy’. If every Minor and Youth hockey player understood the basic content of this great instructional manual, it would make their transition to Junior Hockey programs that much easier”.
- Coach Wilf Johnston, Junior ‘A’ Brockville Braves
“I recently had the opportunity to look over your book Hockey Made Easy, which is in its fourth edition. I read your first edition when I was in minor peewee and found it very informative. The section on defensive play was helpful to me and made me understand better the role of defensive play in the game. I am glad to see that you continued to improve the book as it is a great tool for young hockey players. The diagrams are easy to understand but cover all the basics necessary for young players who wish to improve their game.”
- Richard Power, 1st pick (3rd overall) of the Owen Sound Attack, OHL)
I would be very happy to give you feed back. I coach a Tier 4
Atom team. Prior to this year I had only coached novice and
initiation and had not played any hockey growing up other than
outdoor unorganized shinny. My son entered Atoms this year which
put us in a league where every point counts. We ended up in 2nd
place and missed first place by 1 point. (needed to work a little
harder in a couple tied games) your manuals help me develop the
type of system that best suited our team and also helped me
identify what system the other teams were using as well so we
could defend against it. we also won 2 of the 3 tournaments we
were in this year.
We had our fair share of Drama this year between parents and a
couple of kids, unfortunately, I only had 10 skaters and a goalie
(2 are novice kids we moved up) so benching kids was hardly an
Even now, we are now in the finals in playoffs, and I was still
missing 3 kids at last nights practice. Our goalie is a novice age
kid who we moved up at the beginning of the year to make enough
for a team but we should have left him down as he is not developed
enough to be competitive (#1 challenge), but even with this issue
in our net, I was able to make our team the lowest goals against
team in the league.
The best part of this season, with your manuals help, I created a
development plan for my son, and he has now been invited to try
out for a couple of AAA spring hockey teams. it will be a big jump
for him but he is now starting to crave playing hockey every day
and we hope he continues to have fun and try hard. I am a little
concerned that playing an additional season may burn him out, but
we will leave that decision up to him.
Thanks again, your manuals made this a very successful season for
me our team.
“I have read your book 'Hockey Made Easy' and think it is an excellent instructional manual for this age group. The teaching of these basic skills and systems will prepare players for our junior programs…”
- Hugh Craig, General Manager Smiths Falls Jr 'A' Bears
“Thank you, John Shorey, for this masterpiece called Hockey Made Easy! Of the many instructional materials available to help our youngsters, this is far and away the most useful and comprehensive I've seen. I was astounded at how much my 8-year-old's hockey performance improved after one session of sitting together reading. Hockey Made Easy will be our most valuable resource as we proceed through the years ahead. It is a must for the library of all players, parents and coaches.”
- Bradley Sanger, IP Instructor, Novice Coach and Hockey Dad
“Thanks for all the tips on the web, as well as your book. I put it to good use this year, and although we did not have a successful season in the win/loss column, the kids improved their own abilities, which is more valuable than any win. It was evidenced by the fact that we placed four players on ‘AAA’ teams this summer...quite an accomplishment!
Again, thanks for all your tips. Your book will be utilized heavily again next season.”
- Pat Andreae, Marshfield Youth Hockey Association, Marshfield, Wisconsin, Squirt ‘A’ Head Coach
“My grandson is playing peewee "A" hockey and I loaned my copy of your book to him. It's helping him so much I hate to ask him to return it. Please send me another copy. I have a lot of time on my hands now that I'm on my own. My cheque for $29.90 is enclosed. Next year I plan to get serious about coaching again. Many thanks.”
- Keith Beatty, Brampton, Ontario
“Thanks for the book and the tips. Excellent job. The book is the clearest and most concise I have ever read I am posting the flyers promoting the book at a local rink and recommending the book to anyone who wants to improve their skills.”
- Mike Babiak, Brookline, Mass, U.S.
“I just want to tell you that I ordered your e-book and received it within hours (on a weekend too, thank you so much). I have perused it and I have to tell you that I consider it the BEST USE of MONEY I have EVER spent in sports (and I've played a lot of sports). I actually think it may be the best purchase of my life value-wise (and I am 34!). I am not kidding. Thank you for pulling so much knowledge together in such a clear format, and for making it available at such an awesomely affordable price. I will recommend it whenever I can. You made my day, BIG TIME! Thanks Again. I can't wait to implement the knowledge with the girls' team I coach, and for my own development in the game.”
- Ty Perry, Vancouver, BC
“Hockey Made Easy' is an outstanding manual that I highly recommend to anyone wishing to learn more about the sport. I wish we'd had it when our family first got involved.”
- Jim McMurry associated with the Screemin' Eagles class ‘C’ club in Mauston, Wisc, U.S.
“I highly recommend this book to minor hockey players, parents, and coaches as a valuable tool in their hockey endeavors.”
- Tom Elliott, President Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association
“I have read John Shorey's book 'Hockey Made Easy' and found it very informative and easy to read. The way it explained the different tactics and their purpose was easy to understand. I believe this book would be very useful as a coaching tool for peewee age groups and younger. I will recommend this book to my peewee 'A' team this coming season…”
- Bobby Orr Jr, PeeWee 'A' Rep Team Coach BMHA
“After seeing John Shorey's 'Hockey Made Easy' manual, I decided to put my own child in his program. I would recommend his program for any child, coach, or parent to assist in the development of better hockey skills…”
- Greg Williams, Skills and Development Coordinator, South Grenville Minor Hockey
“I just wanted to let you know how much your 'Hockey Made Easy' manual and clinic helped my son's hockey development this past season. His knowledge and overall play especially his passing, shooting and scoring improved dramatically and he was the top goal scorer on his team...”
- Rob Milliken, Novice Minor Hockey Parent
“I encourage the use of the 'Hockey Made Easy' instructional manual as a preliminary teaching tool for all minor hockey players and coaches in the 4 to 13 year old age categories…”
- Armand Roy, Novice House League Coach