Focus is on handling the pucks and changing direction
Equipment needed: 3 nets only, Orange buckets, 2 PVC goalies, Tall pylons, Start pylons, medium pylons, Blue pucks, Ringette rings, Pipes and pylons,
WARM UP: (5 minutes)
SKATE WITH THE PUCK. ( Don’t activate the nets! Just let them skate and work on their “moves”)
ALL IN SKATING DRILL ONE END: Everything with a puck on the stick (10 minutes)
FAST as you can there and back
CHIP and recover the puck there and back
STOP with one foot at every line there and back
LEAVE THE PUCK AT THE RED LINE AND GET IT ON THE WAY BACK there and back twice THIS IS NEW!
DIVIDE THE PLAYERS INTO 6 GROUPS (5 or 6 players per group) only 5 minutes each= 30 minutes!
- ORANGE BUCKET PUSH THROUGH A SLALOM OF TALL PYLONS (One side of the ice inside the blue line – over the faceoff circle)
Vocab: “ This is about using your edges to push as hard as you can through the pylons. Don’t lift the bucket off the ice at any time.”
2. NET 1 MOVING PAST A PLAYER USING THE BOARDS (Push net to one side start at blue line)
Bounce puck off the boards to get past a pylon (near the blue line) then move through 2 Tripod obstacles to shoot on the net which has a PVC goalie with no stick
Vocab: “ The boards are like another player on the ice – so make sure they are on your team. Start at the blue line – bounce the puck off the boards around the pylon, go through both tripods and shoot on net. Try to do this as fast as you can . When you come back don’t go through the drill – you get in the next person’s way – come up the side away from the pylon.”
3. BACWARD SKATING + INTRODUCTION TO MOVING RIGHT AND LEFT (between blue and ringette line – stopping well before the boards on one side)
Vocab: “We will do two things today: skate backwards and move sideways while skating backwards. Being able to move sideways without slowing down is important. First skate backwards using a C cut… do you notice at the end of the cut your feet are slowing you down? Is there a way to not slow down?” SHOW THEM SEVERAL WAYS – ULTIMATELY SHOWING THEM THE HALF C AND PUSH” “Now let’s learn to move sideways!
4. NET 2 – TWO OR THREE ON NONE WITH A SET UP BEHIND THE NET – (set up pipes and pylons to create passing lanes and push net to one side since goalie training will occur in this end)
Vocab: “We will be calling off sides – so remember PUCK IN FIRST. All three (or two) of you go at once. Remember to avoid the obstacles – that means you have to help the player with the puck by giving them someone to pass to. Pass the puck and the last one to get the pass goes behind the net and passes out to one of the players who will set up out front. Score on the area of the net where the PVC goalie isn’t.” USE AN ACTIVE PVC GOALIE WITHOUT A STICK.
5. STOP CIRCLE STOP (Between red and ringette lines)
Players each have three pylons and a puck. Pylons are arranged 10 feet apart. They start with the puck on one pylon and skate towards the middle pylon. At the middle pylon they carry the puck in a circle around the pylon and continue to the far pylon where they stop and then repeat coming back.
Vocab: “This is a puck handling drill NOT A RACE so concentrate on doing it well not quickly. It is sort of like the drill we did at centre ice but in this case you don’t leave the puck behind. STOP FACING THE END OF THE RINK (This means they will stop looking both ways). Remember to lift your back foot when you stop.”
6. RINGETTE RING STRAIGHT PYLON SKATE (Down the red line)
Vocab: “ This is the same drill we have done before – one step between each pylon, Do this slowly and concentrate on two things – pushing with one foot and using your stick to pull you around the pylon.”
WRAP UP GAME: DON’T LET IT GET BY YOU (NEW FOR THEM!)
Instructors on the blue line, players on the ringette lines – wiffle balls start with the players . No one can leave their line or recover any balls that get by them. Game ends when the last ball is missed by either the players or the instructors