So You Want to Play in the NHL: A Guide for Young Players

by Dan Bylsma and Jay Bylsma

What does it take to make it in pro hockey? Los Angeles Kings forward Dan Bylsma and his father, Jay, offer a wealth of inside information for young players. Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

Published in Sports

So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL

by Dan Bylsma

To Dan Bylsma, the Gods of Sport resided in his back yard and were personified in his big brothers Scott, Greg and Jon. They became his biggest competition, his heroes and his best friends. Mentored by his athletic family, this youngster learned early what it took to win - on and off the field! This book offers practical advice to parents who are faced with the complex challenges of raising children in sports - How much should they practice? - What level of competition is appropriate? - How hard do you push? - Why stress education?

Dan Bylsma reached his pinnacle of success - playing in NHL hockey - by applying simple lessons and values. So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL is an examination of life and sports, and the important lessons we learn and teach in the pursuit of our dreams.

Published in Self Help/Advice