ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUN?

Posted: April 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

The David MacDonald Memorial Fun Day is approaching this SUNDAY April 12 at Walter Baker.

The format is in the name = a FUN day!

Players will be asked to complete challenges in a station to station format. There will be no winners for the “events”.

If for some reason you can not attend at the assigned time choose another time from 9 – 5,. It is important that as many of our young Timbits get a chance to participate in this memorial event.

David MacDonald was an IP instructor who passed away far too soon – a young life cut short. I hope that Jonathan his brother and also a former IP instructor will be able  to attend to give out at least some of the medals.

GOALIE GEAR RETURN

Posted: April 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Friday April 10 four of the eight  IP2 teams will be playing their last game at the Walter Baker. Following the game I will be collecting the bags of goalie gear. The gear from the other four IP2 teams will be collected SUNDAY at our FUN DAY.

IP PRACTICE OUTLINE Saturday April 4, 2015

This is our last regular practice before the David MacDonald Memorial Fun Day so it is our last chance to stress some important points of skill development.

We need to keep in mind that we are 9 hours in a row (some of us!!). IP2 will be first (4 hours) followed by IP1 (5 hours).

Practice outline for IP1

Warm up: Skate with pucks

ALL IN (Pucks in the net)

There and back fast as you can

1,2,3 glide

Down and up at every line

Stop at every line

6 stations  ( 30 minutes)

  1. Rapid shot NET 1
  2. Basketball
  3. Tire push
  4. Straight line pylon skate
  5. Skate inside the circle with ringette rings
  6. Just shoot! (forehand and backhand) NET 2

GAME:  Freeze tag

IP PRACTICE OUTLINE Saturday April 4, 2015

This is our last regular practice before the David MacDonald Memorial Fun Day so it is our last chance to stress some important points of skill development. In IP2 I want to introduce the black pucks they will use in Novice. We need to keep in mind that we are 9 hours in a row (some of us!!). IP2 will be first (4 hours) followed by IP1 (5 hours).

Practice outline for IP2

Warm up: Skate with BLACK PUCKS

ALL IN (Black pucks in the net)

There and back fast as you can x 2

1,2,3 glide

1 knee touch at every line

Down and up at every line

Stop at every line

Forward backward transitions

6 stations + goalie training  ( 30 minutes)

  1. Goalie training (NET 1)
  2. Stickhandling through the tall pylons with black pucks
  3. Backward and forward figure eights around bike tires
  4. “Bounce” pucks off the car tires and react
  5. Skate inside the circle with pucks
  6. Just shoot! (forehand and backhand)
  7. Passing accuracy

GAME:  British Bull dog

FRIDAY FULL ICE GAMES

Posted: March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

You asked for it and it is finally here!

Friday IP2 will have their first full ice games at Splex2.

Team bench reps will need to try to decide on “lines” and positions so when the players reach the ice they will know where they play. Our shifts will be 4 minutes long since (instead of 3)  I expect there to be delays with off sides and some early confusion about positioning.Full ice is large but I am hoping to keep on ice skaters to 5 plus a goalie. We may change that to balancing numbers at game time.

Two refs will run the game and extra parents will be needed to help maintain positions (NO STICKS REQUIRED).

IP2 Practice Outline Saturday March 21 Bell Arena 3:00 – 7:00

With this being the last weekend of March break our numbers are likely to still be a little low.

We have 3 practices left and it is important that we review all the essential skills that we want players to grasp before entering NOVICE : Skating with speed, agility , skating backwards with lateral movement, puck handling and shooting with power are the big five. It is also important that we begin the “goodbye” process making sure that they all know how impressed we are with their progress.

I also think the last three practices should be extra exciting and fun filled.

WARM UP: Skate with pucks

ALL IN:

  1. Fast as you can
  2. Apart together
  3. Alternating one knee touch at every line
  4. Fall and get up at every line
  5. Stop at every line
  6. Forward backward transition at every line

STATIONS: INSTRUCTORS WILL STAY WITH THEIR GROUP AND ROTATE WITH THEM

  1. One timer shot on net
  2. Two person race to shoot
  3. Backward skating with lateral movement (*cross over drill)
  4. Figure eight drill with tires
  5. Pylon skate with pucks
  6. Accurate passing
  7. One on none breakaway
  8. GOALIE TRAINING

WRAP UP: CHARIOT RACE

With this being the last weekend of March break our numbers are likely to still be a little low.

We have 3 practices left and it is important that we review all the essential skills that we want players to grasp before entering IP2: Skating with power, stopping, skating backwards, puck handling and shooting with power are the big five. It is also important that we begin the “goodbye” process making sure that they all know how impressed we are with their progress.

I also think the last three practices should be extra exciting and fun filled.

WARM UP: Skate with pucks

ALL IN:

  1. Fast as you can
  2. Apart together
  3. One foot balance over every line (right then left coming back)
  4. Fall at every line
  5. Stop at every line
  6. Forward backward transition at every line

STATIONS: INSTRUCTORS WILL STAY WITH THEIR GROUP AND ROTATE WITH THEM

  1. One timer shot on net
  2. 4 puck rapid shot
  3. Backward skating
  4. Pylon skate lift
  5. Accurate passing
  6. One on none breakaway

WRAP UP: MINI GAME – instructors against players cross ice