Hockey can be played in the driveway, on the road, an outdoor rink or at the community arena. There are many advantages to this sport. Kids who play hockey can gain skills, meet friends and learn discipline on the ice. This book evaluates the many facets of minor hockey and provides the parent with strategies to assist them in this sport. The parent will gain an understanding of the techniques they can use to motivate and enhance their child's performance in that sport. Hockey parents will come to realize that minor hockey is about exercise, cooperation and functioning as a member of a team. Information is offered to assist the parent in understanding their child's personal dynamics in this fast and exciting game. Once the parent has completed this book, he or she should be better equipped to understand the rules and unwritten rules of minor hockey. By being proactive the parent will be better prepared to implement decisions that will make their hockey journey a rewarding experience for their child and themselves.
Paul M. Valliant has been involved in many physical activities. He believes that sport is important for the well-being and health of the individual. Dr. Valliant obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1978. He has taught specialized courses including Clinical, Forensic and Sports Psychology. He maintains a clinical practice and does research in a number of diverse areas. Particulars of his work can be examined at his website. (www.paulvalliant.ca)