Originally published in 1951, and rejected at the time by one NHL coach as "the product of a three-year-old mind," Lloyd Percival's "The Hockey Handbook" went on to become an internationally recognized classic. Russian and European coaches seized on the book as the first authoritative, analytical treatment of hockey fundamentals and based their ...Read MoreOriginally published in 1951, and rejected at the time by one NHL coach as "the product of a three-year-old mind," Lloyd Percival's "The Hockey Handbook" went on to become an internationally recognized classic. Russian and European coaches seized on the book as the first authoritative, analytical treatment of hockey fundamentals and based their training regimes on the principles Percival described. The father of Russian hockey, Anatoli Tarasov, wrote to Percival: "Your wonderful book which introduced us to the mysteries of Canadian hockey, I have read like a schoolboy." Now, nearly half a century later, "The Hockey Handbook" remains in a class by itself. It is the first book required by players or coaches at all levels of proficiency who are setting out to develop their own or their team's hockey skills. Wayne Major, Larry Sadler, and Robert Thom are all experienced amateur hockey coaches who came to appreciate the practical value of Percival's pioneering work. In revising the text, they drew upon the expertise of a variety of specialists, including, for example, Dr. Tom Sawa, who updated the chapter on training and conditioning, to give "The Hockey Handbook" a new relevance to modern hockey coaches. Now redesigned and issued in an easy-to-use format, the book will serve as an inspiration and guide to future generations of players and coaches.Read Less
Very Good in Good jacket. This is a Rare, First Edition printing of this famous book (especially when found with original Dust Jacket! ). The book with original dust jacket is clean, solid, and in great shape! This is a hardcover book with 320 pages including several photos and illustrations. The binding is strong with all pages firmly attached. The pages are clean with no soiling, writing, or tears. The dust jacket is clean and about 99% intact-there is some light chipping at the DJ corners. with some light soiling and chipping. The DJ has been placed in a fresh mylar jacket. "This 160, 000 word handbook is the first really comprehensive book ever written about ice hockey."
Acceptable. The Copp Clark Co. 1951. 1st. Fair in fair dust jacket. Light blue cloth. Corners and spine ends are lightly worn. Yellowing at edges of covers. Book and dust jacket have a musty odor. Jacket is edgeworn, torn and soiled. Inquire if you need further information.
Good. No dust jacket present. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 320 pages, illustrated. "All during my younger days as a hockey player and later as a coach and referee I was conscious of the need for a handbook on hokcey that could be used as a helpful instruction guide by the countless atheletes participating in the great game and by the coaches who train them. In practically any other major sport many and varied books were available, but in hockey there was not. For nearly six years every possible effort was put forth to compile authentic information that would make possible a really complete instruction guide. I hope that The Hockey Handbook, the final result of the resaerch, is that book." GOOD HARDCOVER, blue cloth covers, worn at the spine edges and corners of book, internally a nice clean tight copy.
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