Do you have trouble getting your little hockey player to read? Unfortunately, a lot of young athletes are more interested in being active and playing their favorite sport than they are in reading and growing their minds. The good news is that you can foster a love of reading by combining it with what your little player loves best....hockey. Read on to learn about some great hockey-themed books you can read with the young athlete in your life.
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
The title of this one may be long, but rest assured that it’s a quick, fun read for all hockey fans. The book, written by Wayne Coffey, details how a very unlikely team went on to achieve a very impressive and now very famous victory. The book is fun, fast-paced, and above all else, inspiring. While any hockey fan should enjoy it, it’s especially good for players who are feeling down on their luck or like they and/or their team doesn’t quite measure up. The book shows that, with enough effort and dedication, absolutely anyone can achieve sports success.
The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told
Looking for a light, fun read for the reluctant reader in your life? This just might be it! This book haslots of snippet-style stories about...what else...hockey? There’s a story from Mike Ritcher about the first time he saw the ice as well as from Red Fisher when he visits Toe Blake. Many of the stories are super inspiring, and best of all, you can convince your reader to read “just one” since the stories are short and to-the-point. Before you know it, your reader is likely to be halfway through this inspirational collection.
Number Four, Bobby Orr!
This is yet another quick, easy, and fun read. Featuring lots of pictures to get every young reader immersed in the story, this brief biography chronicles the Boston Bruins’ most famous success story- a man who is still a legend more than three decades after retiring from the sport. The book, which chronicles Orr’s could-be-career-ending injury, is very inspirational and will teach kids the value of persistence and dedication.
As you can see, there are lots of great reads for young hockey players, all designed to help them build their minds as they strengthen their athletic abilities.