One of the most sought after hockey skills coaches is Sean Skinner, who has been propositioned by virtually every single main ice hockey federation in the world. He has worked withCanada, the Swedish Hockey Federations, USA Hockey, the International Ice Hockey Federation and the top Russian Hockey Clubs. Previously, Skinner has joined about ninety coaching symposiums (in which he guest spoke at 50) in more than fifteen separate countries. Reebok/CCM backed up Sean in 2007 and 2008 to manage the first ever North American Stickhandling "Guts n' Glory" Tour in 54 US cities that eventually set the tone for his instructional DVD releases. "Stickhandling Beyond Belief," "Ultimate Hockey Skating," "Checking For Ice Hockey," and "Breakaways, Penalty-Shots & Shoot-Outs" have all gotten fantastic reviews and are frequently viewed in NHL locker rooms, Division I school locker rooms, and by nearly every different international ice hockey federation out there. Players like and have also utilized Skinner's DVDs.
2 of the more popular DVD collections marketed at Players Bench are discussed below. The "Ultimate Hockey Skating" DVD set is regularly thought of to be the most complete educational hockey video available and was scientifically proven to improve a player's ability on the ice rink. Twenty years of research, 9 months of filming and more than 1057 practice exercises and methods have gone into the creation of this series. All in all, you will find around 18.5 hours of directions over a ten disc series that features 5 hours of dryland training. This DVD compilation covers almost every area of skating, like the history of Hockey skating, the Science of Hockey Skating, Forward Edges & Crossovers, Backwards Edges & Crossovers, Forward Stride Speed & Overspeed, Acceleration Starts & Stops, Agility for Hockey Skating, On-Ice Power & Plyometrics, and Dryland Training for Ice Hockey Skating.
"Stickhandling Beyond Belief" is Skinner's 2nd most popular educational collection on Russian, European, Canadian, and American stickhandling methods and movements. The 9 hour compilation is divided into five discs and has only just been launched for its 2nd edition. This newer edition has over 300 new shots, 150 stickhandling agility techniques, 35 moves, fakes or dekes, 100 on-ice drills and 100 dryland training exercises. http://www.ehow.com/ice-hockey-equipment
These two Sean Skinner DVD collections are considered to be the best hockey educational videos around and are used by players and coaches at all levels to improve their games. These collections are sold at Players Bench and are an excellent gift idea for any hockey fan.